November 16, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST

Baby News
Kristen Bell, 32, will have something other than sloths to coo over soon. The actress and her fiancé, Dax Shepard, 37, are expecting their first child…. There’s another baby on the way for singer Bryan Adams, 53, and girlfriend Alicia Grimaldi. The couple, who are already parents to an 18-month-old, will welcome baby No. 2 next year…. Animal Practice star JoAnna Garcia Swisher, 33, and her husband, baseball player Nick Swisher, 31, announced on Nov. 12 that she’s pregnant…. Also expecting: 7th Heaven‘s Beverley Mitchell, 31, and her husband, Michael Cameron.

Retiring
Celebrated American author Philip Roth, 79, is putting down his pen. Roth, whose works include Goodbye, Columbus; Portnoy’s Complaint; and American Pastoral, told a French publication last month that he does not plan to write another book.

Splits
Now Justin Bieber really can be your ”Boyfriend.” The pop star, 18, and girlfriend Selena Gomez, 20, have called it quits after two years together.

Deaths
Teri Shields, the mother and onetime manager of actress Brooke Shields, passed away on Oct. 31 in New York City after suffering from dementia. She was 79…. Elizabeth W. Alexander, a producer of indie films including Big Night and The Imposters — and the wife of actor Titus Welliver — died on Oct. 23 at the age of 52, following a long battle with cancer.

Helping After Hurricane Sandy
It’s been weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit, but with more than $20 billion in damage and tens of thousands in need of housing assistance, there’s still much work to be done.

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, and Emma Watson have donated their time, while Lady Gaga promised $1 million in aid and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s foundation pledged $500,000. Comedians Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld have scheduled benefit shows.

The nonfamous can help too, by making online donations to relief groups such as the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, and the Salvation Army.

(Additional reporting by Stewart Allen)

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