CHOSEN: John Steinbeck's 1952 novel "East of Eden" is the latest selection in Oprah's Book Club, she announced Wednesday. And, sure enough, by late Wednesday afternoon, "Eden" had jumped to No. 2 on Amazon.com, trailing only the new Harry Potter book, the Associated Press reports. Steinbeck's publisher, Penguin Group USA, has ordered a new printing of 600,000 for a book that usually sells 40,000-50,000 copies a year.
QUOTED: "Well, on TV you always look shorter, fatter and older" -- "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally, 44, to a Georgetown antiques dealer who told the actress she didn't look like her character Karen, as reported by The Washington Post's "Reliable Source" column.
ANNOUNCED: Late-night talk-show host Conan O'Brien, 40, and his wife, advertising executive Liza Powel, 32, are expecting their first child in October, reports PEOPLE. They wed in January 2002.
FILED: Actress and model Rachel Hunter, 35, has filed for divorce from rocker Rod Stewart, 58, after 13 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences, reports AP. They have been estranged for four years, and have an 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. ... Gina Kimmel, 38, the wife of late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, 35, filed for divorce after 14 years of marriage, reports PEOPLE. The couple, who separated last fall, share custody of Katie, 11, and Kevin, 9.
BORN: Grammy-nominated country singer Jamie O'Neal, 37, and her husband, singer and recording engineer Rodney Good, 37, welcomed a daughter, Aliyah Kailin, on June 11 in Nashville, reports PEOPLE. It's the first child for the couple, who were married in 2000.
CAST: Ryan Pinkston, 15, the pint-sized costar of the MTV hit series "Punk'd" (starring Ashton Kutcher), has signed a development deal with the cable network to star in a new series project, say the Hollywood Reporter. Pinkston also has landed a role in the screen comedy "Soul Plane," as the son of the only white family on board the maiden flight of an urban airline. He'll also star in "Spy Kids 3," opening July 25.