Karen Valby
April 26, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Births Actress Julianne Moore, 41, and director beau Bart Freundlich (World Traveler), 31, welcomed their second child, Liv Helen, who joins Caleb, 4. The couple didn’t announce the date…. On April 14, former Melrose Place neighbors Josie Bissett, 31, and husband Rob Estes, 38, greeted 6-pound 12-ounce Maya Rose. She joins Mason, 2…. Bull’s-eye! On April 10, actress/archer Geena Davis, 46, and surgeon husband Reza Jarrahy, 31, greeted their first child, daughter Alizeh Keshvar…. On April 6, Lilith Fair alum Sarah McLachlan, 34, and drummer hubby Ashwin Sood, 33, welcomed their first child, India Ann Sushil…. Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy (Focus), 52, and wife Felicity Huffman (Sports Night), 39, greeted their second child, 8-pound 1-ounce Georgia Grace, March 14. She joins Sophia Grace, 1.

Engaged She got a rock. On April 11, Pamela Anderson, 34, agreed to marry rap-metal star Kid Rock, 31, who proposed in the desert near Las Vegas. It’s Rock’s first marriage; Anderson has two kids with ex-hubby Tommy Lee.

Weddings He found another pretty woman. Less than a year after splitting with Julia Roberts, actor Benjamin Bratt, 38, wed Pinero costar Talisa Soto, 35, April 13, in San Francisco.

Arrests ”Oh No,” indeed. After stopping his tour bus April 12 for allegedly speeding, cops in Kingman, Ariz., searched the vehicle and arrested rapper Nate Dogg (ne Nathaniel Dwayne Hale), 32, on suspicion of possessing pot, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm. He was released April 13 on $3,500 bail. His lawyer says Dogg will plead not guilty.

Lawsuits On April 11, the estate of slain East Coast rapper Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher G.L. Wallace) sued the city of Los Angeles and members of its police department for unspecified damages, alleging cops failed to protect B.I.G.’s life and civil rights when he was gunned down outside an L.A. museum in 1997. The estate also claims authorities conspired to cover up evidence in the still-unsolved murder. A police spokesman declined to comment…. A legal web: On April 9, the owners of several Times Square landmark buildings sued Sony Pictures for digitally replacing their billboards for Samsung, a Sony competitor, with USA Today ads in the upcoming Spider-Man. The paper says it wasn’t involved in the swap. The plaintiffs, citing ”deceptive trade practices,” seek unspecified damages. Sony says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

Deaths TV star Robert Urich, 55, of synovial cell sarcoma, a rare cancer that attacks the joints, April 16, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (See Legacy on page 24.)…Gospel singer-songwriter Dorothy Love Coates, 74, whose music was recorded by Johnny Cash and Mahalia Jackson, of heart disease, April 9, in Birmingham, Ala…. Glamorous Mexican film star Maria Felix, (1958’s La Cucaracha), 88, reportedly of congestive heart failure, April 8, in Mexico City…. Long-time Tonight Show producer John Jay Carsey, 80, of congestive heart failure, April 5, in Brentwood, Calif.

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