Lost in Translation
director Sofia Coppola is expecting her first child this winter. Her boyfriend is Thomas Mars, a singer for the French band Phoenix. This will be the first grandchild for Sofia's dad, The Godfather
don himself, Francis Ford Coppola.... Bridget Jones's Diary
author Helen Fielding is expecting her second child in July. Fielding, 48, already has a 2-year-old son, Dash, with her longtime partner Kevin Curran, 49, an executive producer on The Simpsons
It's a match made in reality TV heaven: After meeting on The Surreal Life 4
(and courting on VH1's My Fair Brady
) former Brady Bunch
star Christopher Knight, 48, and America's Next Top Model
champ Adrianne Curry, 23, tied the knot May 29 in her hometown of Joliet, Ill. The bride wore an Alvina Valenta gown and carried black roses.
Comedian Kathy Griffin, 45 (My Life on the D-List
), and her husband, software entrepreneur Matthew Moline, 35, finalized their divorce May 17 in L.A. Griffin originally petitioned for divorce in September. The couple married in 2001.
Not-so-happy holiday: Ben Affleck
spent Memorial Day in the emergency room of a Cambridge, Mass., hospital being treated for a migraine. "He is recuperating at home," said his rep. Affleck, 33, and wife Jennifer Garner
, 34, along with their 6-month-old daughter Violet, are spending the summer in the Boston area while he directs his first feature film, Gone, Baby, Gone
Barry Bonds, 41, hit his 715th career home run on May 28, passing Babe Ruth in the record books. The slugger (plagued by rumors of steroid use) trails Hank Aaron's mark of 755.
In the climax of a case that came to symbolize corporate greed in the '90s, a Houston jury found ex-Enron executives Ken Lay, 64, and Jeff Skilling, 52, guilty May 25 of making false statements and securities fraud. In 2001, Enron admitted to overstating profits, which led to employees losing millions of dollars in their pension and 401(k) plans (PEOPLE, Dec. 17, 2001). Lay's lead lawyer said, "Nobody likes to see the USA lose anything. And this case is titled USA vs. Skilling and Lay."
Veteran actor Paul Gleason, 67, known for his role as the detention-loving school principal in 1985's The Breakfast Club
, died May 27 in Burbank, Calif. The actor, who also starred in Trading Places
and Die Hard
, succumbed to mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer linked to asbestos.
GET OUT OF JAIL FREE
Well, almost. She was sentenced to two months in jail, but Lost's
Michelle Rodriguez was released May 25 after serving just over four hours. "Our prosecutors are not happy," says a rep for the L.A. city attorney's office. "But some nonviolent offenders [are released] early, in part due to jail overcrowding." Rodriguez, 27, must still perform 30 days of community service for violating probation on a DUI. The actress has been living it up, hitting the Tropicana Bar May 25, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (left, with Adrian Grenier) May 27 and club Shag on May 29.