Passages

UPDATED 11/17/2008 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/17/2008 at 01:00 AM EST

EXPECTING
Supermodel Niki Taylor, 33, and her husband of nearly two years, NASCAR driver Burney Lamar, 28, are awaiting their first child together, due in March. "Burney and I are very excited with this stage of our lives," says Taylor. She has twin sons Jake and Hunter, 13, from a previous marriage.

RECOVERING
Singer Amy Winehouse, 25, was readmitted to a London hospital Nov. 1, three days after finishing a five-day stay for a chest infection. The Grammy winner, who was diagnosed with scarring of the lungs in June, "has been told to give up smoking and was initially struggling with that—she was covered in nicotine patches at one point," says a source close to her. "But she is making an effort."

LEGAL MATTERS
Jurors in L.A. decided Nov. 3 that Keanu Reeves, 44, will not have to pay paparazzo Alison Silva, 28, close to $712,000 for lost wages and medical bills. The photographer accused the actor of hitting him with his Porsche in March 2007, injuring his left wrist. Reeves' defense, however, showed footage of Silva using that hand to scale a fence while shooting video of singer Britney Spears.
• Actor Bill Pullman's son, college student Jack Pullman, 19, and his friend, also 19, were arrested Oct. 26 in Asheville, N.C., for allegedly assaulting an officer, underage drinking and possession of moonshine, the homemade liquor. The two teens were released from jail the following night.

BIRTHS
Rapper Lil Wayne, 26, became a dad again with the birth of son Dwayne Michael Carter III, whom he helped deliver in Cincinnati Oct. 22. The identity of the newborn's mother has not been revealed. The hip-hop star also has a daughter, Reginae, 8, from a previous relationship.

ENGAGED
Former child actor and The Two Coreys star Corey Haim, 36, popped the question to actress Tiffany Shepis, 29, whom he met on the set of his 1996 film Fever Lake.

UPDATE
Authorities confirmed Nov. 3 that skeletal remains found in California's Sierra Nevada last month belong to adventurer Steve Fossett. The 63-year-old was reported missing last year, hours after taking off from a Nevada ranch in his single-engine aircraft.

DEATHS
Actress-singer Estelle Reiner, 94, wife of director Carl Reiner, 86, and mother of filmmaker-actor Rob, 61, died at her Beverly Hills home Oct. 25. She is best known as the fellow patron who says, "I'll have what she's having" in Meg Ryan's infamous diner scene in her son's 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally.

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