Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, 34, and her husband, Bret Hedican, 35, a Carolina Hurricanes defenseman, had their second child, Emma Yoshiko, on Nov. 17 in Raleigh, N.C. The couple have a daughter, Keara, 2.
Race-car driver Danica Patrick, 23, who placed fourth in the 2005 Indy 500—the highest finish for a woman ever at the event—wed Paul Hospenthal, 40, a physical therapist and personal trainer, on Nov. 19 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Kelly Osbourne injured her left leg after tumbling down a flight of stairs Nov. 18 in her London apartment. The singer, 21, caught her foot in her pajamas and fell down 14 steps, hurting a nerve in her back which affects her leg. Osbourne, who has been using crutches, will undergo physiotherapy.
Jury consultant Julie Blackman filed a suit against Martha Stewart Nov. 15 in N.Y.C. for alleged unpaid bills from Stewart's ImClone stock trial. Blackman, who runs a trial strategy consulting firm, seeks more than $74,000 in outstanding fees for services like focus groups and jury selection analysis. A rep says, "Stewart has not been served with any papers. Therefore she cannot comment."
THE BLAKE CIVIL SUIT
On Nov. 18 in Burbank, a civil jury found Robert Blake liable in a lawsuit involving the wrongful death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, 44, and awarded her children, Glenn, 26, Holly, 25, Jeri Lee, 12, and Rosie, 5, $30 million in damages. The former Baretta star, 72, was acquitted in March of the 2001 shooting murder of Bakley (PEOPLE, May 21, 2001), but the civil jury voted 10-2 that Blake "intentionally caused" his wife's death. "We will make a motion for a new trial," says Blake's attorney.
Actor Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), 59, was sentenced to a conditional discharge Nov. 21 in N.Y.C. He had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor attempted assault after an altercation with girlfriend Lisa Regina, 45, in April. Pastore must attend six months of anger management therapy, perform 70 hours of community service and pay a $190 fine. Pastore's lawyer says, "He reached this agreement because of the effort he's been putting forth since the case started."... On Nov. 17 in Sarasota, Fla., former mechanic Joseph Smith was found guilty of kidnapping, sexually battering and murdering 11-year-old Carlie Brucia. The sixth-grader went missing in February 2004 after being abducted while walking home from a friend's house (PEOPLE, Feb. 23, 2004). Smith has a history of drug-related crimes and will attend a sentencing hearing Nov. 28.
TV and radio pioneer Ralph Edwards, 92, who created and hosted the classic shows This Is Your Life and Truth or Consequences, died Nov. 16 in West Hollywood of natural causes. From 1952-61, This Is Your Life was must-see TV, detailing the lives of ordinary people as well as stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis. In 2001 Edwards was honored for his work by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences....Veteran White House correspondent Hugh Sidey, 78, died Nov. 21 in Paris. For three decades, Sidey wrote "The Presidency" column for Time magazine, and he covered the nation's Commanders in Chief from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
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