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Celebrity news for the week of Feb. 4, 2005

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ENGAGED

If you can deal with a fast-food junkie, it’s gotta be love. Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, 34, and Alexandra Jamieson, 29, will wed. No date has been set.

WEDDINGS

You’re married! Apprentice boss and real estate mogul Donald Trump, 58, and model Melania Knauss, 34, wed Jan. 22. The bride reportedly wore a $200,000 dress to go with her $1.5 million engagement ring (that Trump scored at a discount). This is his third wedding, her first.

EXPECTING

Actress Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), 36, and husband Andrew Taylor will greet a second child in late summer. The couple have a son, Banjo, 1…. The Young and the Restless‘ Joshua Morrow, 30, and his wife, Tobe, 29, will greet a second child in June, to join brother Cooper, 2…. Former Melrose Place costars Laura Leighton, 36, and Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives), 40, expect a second child in June, to join brother Jack, 4. Savant has two daughters from a previous marriage.

BIRTHS

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, 39, and husband Neil Murray welcomed daughter Mackenzie, Jan. 23, who joins 22-month-old David. Rowling has a daughter, Jessica, 11, from a previous marriage.

PARTY

At Jan. 23’s Wisteria Lane block party, Felicity Huffman disclosed the real dark secret lurking inside the Desperate Housewives‘ perfect homes: ”Inside most of them are just 2-by-4s. They’re cold, and smell like raccoons.”

RUMORS

Wow. More happened on Jan. 24’s 24 than happens on an entire season of most dramas. Given the show’s recent fearless and radical plot twists, we had to wonder whether Internet rumors of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) getting offed might actually prove true. ”We’ve talked about a lot of things,” admits exec producer Joel Surnow. ”But the rhythm of 24 is best described by the rhythm of Jack, a man constantly racing against time…. So if he has to have eight or nine bad days, so be it.” ?Lynette Rice

SPLITS

Trading Spaces‘ host since 2001, Paige Davis, 35, will part ways with the redecorating program as it moves to a new ”hostless” format in March. Cable channel TLC said the change will allow the show to ”focus more on homeowners and designers.”

ARRESTS

West Wing First Lady Stockard Channing, 60, was charged Jan. 24 on misdemeanor DUI charges relating to an incident Dec. 14 in L.A. She will appear in court Feb. 9.

DEPARTURES

FCC chairman Michael K. Powell, 41, announced Jan. 21 he would vacate his post in March — two years before his term is up. He cited a desire to ”let someone else take the reins.” The son of departing Secretary of State Colin Powell, he made headlines after Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl ”malfunction” as the enforcer of media indecency rules.

COURTS

Bill Cosby, 67, has been accused by an unidentified Canadian woman of ”inappropriate touching” about a year ago in Cheltenham, Pa., according to Cosby’s attorney. No charges have been filed. His lawyer calls the allegation ”utterly preposterous.”… An NYC judge ruled Jan. 17 that Marvel Enterprises owes former chairman Stan Lee, 82, 10 percent of all profits (potentially tens of millions of dollars) from TV, films, and some merchandise utilizing characters he cocreated, including Spider-Man and the X-Men. Marvel’s attorney said they would appeal the decision…. Jason Patric (The Alamo), 38, filed a suit against an Austin police officer Jan. 14. The actor claims his civil rights were violated during his March arrest for public intoxication. The charges were later dropped. He is seeking unspecified damages…. In a suit filed Jan. 21 in NYC, Chanti Nieves claims HBO’s Family Bonds used her image without permission in an episode in which cast members said she sexually aroused them. She is seeking $500,000 in damages. Reps for the net did not return calls for comment…. L.A. county sheriffs are investigating Paris Hilton, 23, for allegedly stealing a copy of her own sex tape, 1 Night in Paris, from a West Hollywood newsstand Dec. 15. No charges have been filed. Hilton’s reps did not return calls for comment.

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