”All My Children”’s Natalia Cigliuti, 25, married race car driver Robert Rizzo, 30, on July 24 in Newport, R.I. It is the first marriage for both.
Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling, 39, announced on July 24 that she is pregnant with her third Muggle. Rowling and husband Dr. Neil Murray, 32, have a son, David, 1, and Rowling has a daughter from a previous marriage…. Actress Laura Dern, 36, and rocker Ben Harper, 34, will greet their second child late this year. The tot will join sister Ellery, 2. Harper has two children from a previous marriage.
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines, 29, and actor hubby Adrian Pasdar, 36, welcomed Beckett Finn Pasdar on July 14. He joins brother Slade, 3…. Shar Jackson, 28, ex-girlfriend of Kevin Federline (a.k.a. the soon-to-be Mr. Britney Spears), 26, gave birth on July 20 to their second child, a boy whose name has yet to be released, in Orange County, Calif. The pair’s daughter is Kori, 2. Reps for Spears say that Britney ”loves children” and will meet her eventual stepson ”when the time is right.”
”I don’t miss the hair,” ”The Manchurian Candidate”’s Uber-mom Meryl Streep (with Angela Bassett) said on the red carpet July 22. ”I miss the jewels I got to wear. But the hair is too D.C.-power-player for my everyday life.”
Mary-Kate Olsen, 18, was discharged from a treatment facility July 23. The minimogul had been receiving treatment for an eating disorder. Reps said the twin is ”feeling very well.”
They’re not political; they’re just drawn that way. On July 21, a consortium of 38 mainly Southern newspapers that carry Continental Features-produced Sunday comics, voted 21 – 15 to drop Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau’s perennially controversial ”Doonesbury” from their weekly lineup. The left-leaning strip, which has recently featured football-helmet-wearing B.D. losing a leg fighting in Iraq, was launched in 1970.
Walking wounded Courtney Love, 40, was released on $150,000 bail after surrendering to L.A. police on July 23 in response to a warrant for her arrest for missing a July 9 arraignment hearing on assault charges. She is due in court Aug. 20. On July 27, an L.A. Superior Court judge sentenced Love to 18 months in drug rehab for unrelated misdemeanor cocaine and opiate charges. She has until Oct. 29 to enroll…. Rapper Ja Rule (ne Jeffrey Atkins), 28, turned himself in to Toronto police July 26 and was charged with assault causing bodily harm following an incident at a club last month. He was released on $7,575 bail. His reps had no comment…. Actor Robert Sorrells (TV’s ”Gunsmoke”), 74, was arrested July 24 after allegedly walking into a Simi Valley bar and shooting two men, killing one. Sorrells, who could not be reached for comment, was charged July 27 with murder and attempted murder.