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Kirsten Dunst's stalker and an arrest in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family made news the week of December 1, 2008

MARRIED
Actress Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), 35, wed actor Eric Winter (Days of Our Lives), 32, in Puerto Rico on Nov. 29. The couple had been engaged since last December.

EXPECTING
How I Met Your Mother’s Cobie Smulders, 26, and longtime boy-friend Taran Killam, 26, will meet their first baby in late spring…. Late-night host Carson Daly, 35, will welcome his first child with girlfriend Siri Pinter, 27, in early spring. The couple have been together two years.

SEPARATED
CSI’s Marg Helgenberger, 50, and actor husband (and current Screen Actors Guild prez) Alan Rosenberg, 58, have separated after 19 years of marriage. The pair have an 18-year-old son.

COURTS
On Nov. 26 in L.A., actress Kirsten Dunst, 26, was granted a temporary restraining order against a 25-year-old Hollywood man who has allegedly trespassed repeatedly on Dunst’s property in L.A., and attempted to enter her home. The restraining order also alleges that the man has claimed to have a spiritual connection with Dunst…. Bruce Willis, 53, settled a lawsuit with a Malaysian prince’s environmental technology company Nov. 26, less than one week after filing the suit in L.A. The suit claimed the Petra Group owed cash to Willis after the actor tried to recoup his $2 million investment in a Petra subsidiary that was developing ”green rubber.” ”It was an unfortunate series of miscommunications,” said a Petra spokesman, who also noted that Willis remains a shareholder in the company. ”We are happy that the whole matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.”

DEATHS
Playwright William Gibson, 94 — author of 1959’s Tony Award-winning play The Miracle Worker — died in his Stockbridge, Mass., home on Nov. 25 of undisclosed causes…. Italian screenwriter Ennio De Concini, 84, who won an Oscar for 1962’s Divorce — Italian Style, died Nov. 17 in Rome, after a long battle with an undisclosed illness…. John Michael Hayes, 89, screenwriter of such classics as 1954’s Rear Window and 1957’s Peyton Place, died Nov. 19 in Hanover, N.H., of undisclosed causes…. Producer William Finnegan, 80, whose credits include Hawaii Five-O and the 1989 film The Fabulous Baker Boys, died Nov. 28 in Sag Harbor, N.Y., of Parkinson’s disease…. Alan Gordon, 64, co-writer of the 1967 Turtles hit ”Happy Together,” died Nov. 22 in Scottsdale, Ariz., of cancer.— With additional reporting by Stewart Allen

A BREAK IN THE HUDSON MURDERS? On Dec. 2, Chicago authorities charged Jennifer Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, with three counts of first-degree murder for the October slayings of the Oscar winner’s mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew. Balfour, 27, was transferred to Chicago police custody from an Illinois state prison where he had been serving time for an alleged parole violation. Balfour’s lawyer has maintained his client’s innocence.