Passages

updated 03/29/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/29/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

BIRTHS

Elf star and Saturday Night Live alum Will Ferrell, 36, and his wife, Viveca Paulin, 34, welcomed son Magnus March 7 in L.A. It's the first child for the couple, who wed in 2000....

Comedic actor John Henton (The Hughleys), 44, and his girlfriend Michele Delaney, 26, had a daughter, Nicole Simone, March 8 in Orlando. She is the couple's first child.

EXPECTING
Actress Monica Bellucci, 35, who plays Mary Magdalene in The Passion of the Christ, and her husband of five years, French actor Vincent Cassel (Irréversible), 37, are expecting their first baby in September.

I DO!
Passions star Liza Huber, 29, the daughter of All My Children's Susan Lucci, wed Alex Hesterberg, 28, a computer-software producer, March 13 in Garden City, N.Y. The couple met in first grade, lost touch after high school and eventually reconnected two years ago at a concert in Manhattan.

RACUPERATING
Actress Brooke Adams, 55, had an emergency appendectomy March 14 in Waterville, Maine. Adams was in town to promote her film, Made-Up, which is directed by her husband, Tony Shalhoub, 50, star of the TV show Monk. Adams is expected to make a full recovery.

UPDATE

On March 4 a Tucson judge ordered Diana Ross, 60, to return to Arizona to spend another two days in jail for a drunk-driving conviction (PEOPLE, Feb. 23,2004). Last month Ross served a two-day sentence near her Greenwich, Conn., home. But because the singer reportedly left and returned several times during her jail stay, she did not satisfy Arizona law, which requires her to be incarcerated for at least 24 consecutive hours. A lawyer for Ross says his client served her time. An upcoming hearing will determine Ross's fate....

On March 8 a California federal judge threw out a lawsuit against TV's Bachelor Bob Guiney, 32. In December the producers of The Bachelor sought $10 million, claiming that Guiney had broken his contract and hurt the ABC show by releasing and promoting his own CD (PEOPLE, Jan. 12,2004). "Bob is thrilled," said his lawyer.

DEATHS

R&B singer Gene Allison, 69, whose Top 20 hits in the 1950s and '60s included "You Can Make It If You Try"—which the Rolling Stones later recorded on their 1964 debut album—died of liver and kidney failure Feb. 28 in Nashville...

Chuck "Be-Bop Charlie" Niles, 76, whose velvety baritone made him one of the most recognizable jazz-radio announcers in the country—and the only one to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—died of complications from a stroke March 15 in Santa Monica.

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