BIRTHS Barry ”Greg Brady” Williams, 48, and wife Eila Williams, 40, are starting a bunch of their own, with the Jan. 17 birth of 7-pound 7 1/2-ounce Brandon Eric.
WEDDINGS He’s not The Best Man anymore: On Jan. 11, actor Taye Diggs, 31, exchanged vows with actress Idina Menzel (Kissing Jessica Stein), 30, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was the first wedding for both…. On New Year’s Eve, British actor and first-time groom Terence Stamp, 63, wed pharmacist and first-time bride Elizabeth O’Rourke, 28, in London.
SPLITS DJ Fatboy Slim (ne Norman Cook), 39, has separated from British media personality Zoe Ball, 32, after three years of marriage. Their son, Woody Cook, 2, will spend time with both.
DEPARTURES After seven years as prez of Vivendi Universal’s slumping MCA Records, Jay Boberg, 44, resigned Jan. 16; he has yet to announce future plans. Senior VP Craig Lambert will serve as interim chief…. 60 Minutes exec producer Don Hewitt, 80, who 35 years ago created the CBS staple, will hand over the reins to 60 Minutes II producer Jeff Fager, 48, in June 2004. Hewitt will stay on as an exec producer at CBS News.
AILING Pop star Anastacia, 29, announced Jan. 20 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In a statement, she said, ”I’m a fighter by nature.”… Country crooner Trace Adkins, 41, announced Jan. 20 he had recently completed a voluntary 28-day alcohol-rehab program in Cumberland Heights, Tenn…. Billy Joel, 53, was released from a Long Island hospital Jan. 26 with no serious injuries several hours after crashing his Mercedes-Benz into a tree near his East Hampton home. Joel, who voluntarily checked into rehab last summer, was not given a Breathalyzer test and police said they did not suspect alcohol was a factor in the accident.
ARRESTS Former Witchblade star Yancy Butler, 32, was arrested Jan. 3 in Suffolk County, N.Y., after she allegedly punched her father, Joseph Butler, 60, drummer for ’60s pop band the Lovin’ Spoonful, and punched and attempted to bite her uncle Henry Jerome. Once in custody, Butler allegedly head-butted an officer, inviting a third criminal charge. Butler’s rep had no comment…. Gremlins star Zach Galligan, 38, was arrested Jan. 22 after he allegedly left an L.A. Tower Records with a concealed Deep Purple CD. So far, no charges have been filed. Galligan’s rep had no comment…. Albuquerque cops arrested R&B journeyman Lou Rawls, 67, for household battery Jan. 15 after girlfriend Nina Inman claimed he grabbed her hair and forced her to the ground during an argument. Rawls’ rep said the singer was sorry…. On Jan. 22, R. Kelly, 36, was arrested in Miami on 12 counts of possession of child pornography. Authorities say they found 12 illegal images in his home, some allegedly showing Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Police have not indicated whether the images are related to a tape that surfaced last year allegedly showing Kelly with an underage girl; Kelly awaits trial in Illinois on a 21-count indictment on similar charges in that case. His lawyer suggested the new charges are a rehash of the Illinois case.