Actress Julie Bowen, (Lost), 38, will give birth to child No. 2 with husband Scott Phillips this spring.
Adam Sandler, 42, and wife Jackie, 34, welcomed their second daughter, Sunny Madeline, Nov. 2…. Eagle Eye actress Michelle Monaghan, 32, and husband Peter White, 37, welcomed their first daughter, Willow Katherine, Nov. 5 in Los Angeles.
Actor Danny Bonaduce, 49, and his wife of almost 18 years, Gretchen, 45, finalized their divorce Nov. 5 in L.A.
On Nov. 5, Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, husband of singer Amy Winehouse, 25, was released from a Suffolk, England, prison, where he served 12 months of a 27-month sentence for assault and perverting the course of justice. Immediately following his release, Fielder-Civil checked into rehab…. On Nov. 3, actress Charlize Theron, 33, settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against her by watchmaker Raymond Weil (terms of the settlement were not disclosed). The company claimed that the Oscar winner violated an agreement to exclusively wear their watches in public.
At press time, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, 38, remained in a coma at a San Jose, Calif., hospital after a Nov. 3 car accident. The Deftones posted this message on their blog: ”Chi’s condition remains stable and doctors continue to remain positive about his recovery. They anticipate Chi waking from his coma sometime in the very near future.”
Britney Spears‘ son, Jayden James Federline, age 2, was checked into Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center on Nov. 9 after suffering a reaction to something he ingested. He was released the next day…. On Nov. 3, Merle Haggard, 71, underwent surgery in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital to remove the upper lobe of his lung. The country singer was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.
Influential cultural critic John Leonard, 69 — whose work appeared in New York magazine and The New York Times Book Review — died from complications of lung cancer on Nov. 5 at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital…. The original drummer for Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, Jimmy Carl Black, 70, passed away on Nov. 1 in Germany, of cancer…. ’50s exotica phenomenon Yma Sumac, 86 — who recorded the album Voice of Xtabay and appeared in Secret of the Incas alongside Charlton Heston — died of colon cancer on Nov. 1 in L.A.
Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) The Grammy-winning South African singer died of a heart attack after collapsing on stage during a Nov. 10 concert near Naples, Italy. Makeba’s hits included ”Pata Pata,” and she was an outspoken opponent of apartheid. ”One of the greatest voices of our time has gone home,” says Whoopi Goldberg, who starred with Makeba in the 1992 film Sarafina! ”Miriam Makeba brought the plight of South Africa into the light for people around the world.” — Additional reporting by Stewart Allen