American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, 25, is engaged to musician Brian Walker, and they plan to get married in October. It will be the first marriage for Bowersox, who has a 1-year-old son, Tony, from a previous relationship.
Better Off Ted actress Portia de Rossi, 37, who married talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, 52, in 2008, legally changed her name on Sept. 23 to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
The Motorcycle Diaries actor Gael Garcia Bernal, 31, announced on Twitter Sept. 24 that he and his girlfriend, Dolores Fonzi, have "a baby on the way." The little one will join their son Lazaro, 1.
Citing irreconcilable differences, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson, 56, filed divorce papers on Sept. 16 to end her 24-year marriage to Oscar-winning writer-director Cameron Crowe, 53. Wilson is seeking joint custody of their sons.
Days after withdrawing his bid for the presidency of Haiti, musician Wyclef Jean, 40, (inset) was admitted to a hospital to be treated for stress and fatigue. Jean, who was born in the island nation and was involved in relief work following January's earthquake, plans when he gets out of the hospital to focus on other ways to help his homeland recover. "Some battles are best fought off the field," he said in a statement, "and that is where we take this now."
Joseph Cerniglia, 39, a contestant chef on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, was found dead in New York's Hudson River, from an apparent suicide. Police responded to a call that a man jumped off the George Washington Bridge Sept. 24. When he appeared on the show in 2007, Cerniglia, the married father of three kids, was $80,000 in debt with his New Jersey restaurant Campaigna. This is the second suicide by a chef on a Ramsay show. Rachel Brown, 41, a contestant on Hell's Kitchen in 2006, shot herself a year later. • Jimi Heselden, 62, the British industrialist who owned the firm that manufactured Segways, died Sept. 26 when he accidentally drove one of his futuristic two-wheeled scooters off of a cliff while inspecting his estate. Just a week before, Heselden-who left school at age 15, worked as a coal miner, made his fortune making protective equipment for troops and bought Segway Inc. in 2009-had given $16 million to charity, bringing his lifetime donations to $36 million.
TITANIC STAR DIES AT 100
Actress Gloria Stuart, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1998 for her portrayal of the older version of Kate Winslet's Rose in Titanic, died in Los Angeles on Sept. 26. Stuart first graced the silver screen in 1932's Street of Women and appeared in such films as The Invisible Man. After making dozens of movies, she left Hollywood in the 1940s to pursue an art career. Stuart returned to acting in the 1970s and made her biggest splash in James Cameron's sinking-ship blockbuster. "She was one of the last great actresses from the golden era of Hollywood," says Titanic costar Leonardo DiCaprio. "I was honored to have worked alongside her."