BIRTHS You gotta come see the baby! Jerry Seinfeld, 48, and wife Jessica Sklar, 31, can show off 6-pound 7-ounce Julian Kal, who was born March 1. He joins sister Sascha, 2.
WEDDINGS On March 2, Anthony Hopkins, 65, and antiques dealer Stella Arroyave, 46, tied the knot in Malibu after dating two years. It’s Hopkins’ third marriage.
ENGAGED Hello, Dolly! star Carol Channing, 83, announced plans to wed childhood sweetheart Harry Kullijian, 82, a retailer who sought out Channing after reading about himself in her memoirs.
SPLITS After nearly nine years of marriage, Lois & Clark’s Teri Hatcher, 38, filed for divorce from actor Jon Tenney (Brooklyn South), 41, on Feb. 28. The couple will share custody of daughter Emerson Rose, 5.
ARRESTED Former American Idoler Jaered Andrews, 24, was charged Feb. 27 in Pennsylvania with misdemeanor assault after allegedly punching Thomas Blakely during a Nov. 16 party for Andrews’ selection as an Idol semifinalist. Blakely later died. Andrews (disqualified from Idol Jan. 30 for unspecified reasons)was released on $5,000 bond. He declined to comment.
AILING On Feb. 27, Bridget Fonda, 39, fractured two thoracic vertebrae in a Malibu car accident. She is expected to recover fully…. David Letterman, 55, missed a week of the Late Show because of shingles, doctors announced Feb. 27. He is expected to make a full recovery.
DEALS Madonna, 44, who hit the best-seller list in 1992 with Sex, inked a deal with Penguin to publish five children’s books, the publisher announced March 3. The first hits stores in September.
DEATHS Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Hank Ballard, 75, who wrote 1958’s ”The Twist,” after suffering from throat cancer, March 2, in Los Angeles…. Screenwriter Daniel Taradash, 90, who won an Oscar for From Here to Eternity and served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, of pancreatic cancer, Feb. 22, in L.A…. Composer Walter Scharf, 92, who earned two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and 10 Academy Award nominations for such films as Funny Girl (1968), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), and Ben (1972), of a heart ailment, Feb. 24, in Brentwood, Calif…. Italian actor Alberto Sordi, 82, who played the title role in Federico Fellini’s The White Sheik (1952), reportedly of a heart attack, Feb. 25, in Rome…. Folksinger Tom Glazer, 88, writer of the classic meatball tragedy ”On Top of Spaghetti,” of complications from a stroke, Feb. 21, in Rochester, N.Y.