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Celebrity news for the week of June 30, 2008

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BIRTH
Zoey 101 actress Jamie Lynn Spears, 17, and fiancé Casey Aldridge, 19, became parents on June 19 in Mississippi. Daughter Maddie Briann is their first.

EXPECTING
American Idol season 5 alum Paris Bennett, 19, will become a mom. She hasn’t identified the father.

MARRIED
American Idol season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, 29, tied the knot with Surata Zuri McCants, 30, in Birmingham, Ala., on June 28…. Producer Timbaland (Justin Timberlake, Madonna), 36, wed publicist Monique Idlett, 33, in Aruba on June 22. The couple have a 7-month-old daughter…. Saturday Night Live vet Chris Kattan, 37, and model Sunshine Tutt, 31, got hitched on June 28 in Yosemite Valley, Calif.

ENGAGED
Uma Thurman, 38, will marry Swiss financier Arpad ”Arki” Busson, 45. The actress has been married twice before, to actors Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke (with whom she has two children)…. Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), 38, and girlfriend Ceren Alkac reportedly requested a marriage-license form in Norwalk, Calif., on June 30.

SPLIT
Bill Murray, 57, and Jennifer Butler Murray, 42, finalized their divorce in Charleston, S.C., on June 13. Butler Murray, who filed for divorce in May, was given primary custody of their four kids and will receive unspecified child support as well as $7 million from a prenuptial agreement signed when they wed in 1997.

DENIED
On July 1, Madonna‘s publicist refuted reports in the U.K. press that the singer, 49, recently consulted a lawyer about ending her seven-year marriage to director Guy Ritchie, 39. Said the rep in a statement: ”There are no plans for Madonna and Guy to divorce.”

COURTS
R. Kelly, 41, was exonerated of all 14 counts in his child-pornography trial on June 13 in Chicago. The R&B star was charged in 2002…. Model/entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons, 33, and estranged husband Russell Simmons, 50, agreed on June 24 in L.A. to give her sole custody of their two kids. The hip-hop mogul must also pay her $40,000 a month in child support for daughters Ming, 8, and Aoki, 5. Lee Simmons filed papers in March, but the couple’s divorce is still pending.

RECOVERING
Actress Heather Locklear, 46, is being treated for anxiety and depression, her publicist confirmed on June 24. Said her rep in a statement: ”She has entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment.” — with additional reporting by Stewart Allen