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Monitor: Jan. 31/Feb. 7, 2014

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard get engaged, Ciara and Future are expecting, and more

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Engagements
Johnny Depp, 50, is engaged to 27-year-old Amber Heard, People reported on Jan. 17. The couple met in 2009 on the set of The Rum Diary. In 2012 Depp announced his split from his partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis, 41, the mother of his kids, Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11.

Baby News
Singer Ciara, 28, and her rapper-producer fiancé, Future, 30, announced on Jan. 14 that they are expecting…. The Big C‘s Laura Linney, 49, and her husband, Marc Schauer, 45, welcomed their first child, a son named Bennett, on Jan. 8.

Deaths
Actor Dave Madden, who played band manager Reuben Kincaid on The Partridge Family, died Jan. 16 at age 82 near Jacksonville, Fla…. Russell Johnson, the actor who played the Professor on Gilligan’s Island, died of natural causes on Jan. 16 near Seattle. He was 89…. The last surviving female Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz, Ruth Robinson Duccini, died at age 95 in Las Vegas of natural causes on Jan. 16…. Iconic Indian actress Suchitra Sen died of a heart attack on Jan. 17 in Kolkata at age 82…. British TV star and character actor Roger Lloyd Pack — best known Stateside for his role as Barty Crouch Sr. in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — died of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 15 in London. He was 69…. Roy Garber of the A&E series Shipping Wars died of a heart attack on Jan. 17 at age 49…. Female wrestling pioneer Johnnie Mae Young died on Jan. 14 in Columbia, S.C. She was 90.

Birthdays
Jan. 29: Oprah Winfrey, 60
Jan. 30: Christian Bale, 40
Jan. 31: Justin Timberlake, 33; Kerry Washington, 37
Feb. 2: Shakira, 37