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Monitor: Jan. 20, 2012

Justin Timberlake gets engaged, Sinéad O'Connor reconciles with on-again, off-again husband, and more

Births
Felicity star Keri Russell, 35, and husband Shane Deary welcomed a baby girl, Willa Lou Deary, on Dec. 27.

Engaged
On-and-off couple Justin Timberlake, 30, and Jessica Biel, 29, reportedly became engaged while vacationing in Montana…. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, 32, proposed to girlfriend Lauren Parsekian, 24, on New Year’s Eve in Paris…. Actress Drew Barrymore, 36, will wed art consultant Will Kopelman. The couple got engaged over the holidays in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Married
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, 25, married boyfriend Chris Tyrrell on Jan. 7 in upstate New York.

Splits
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, 32, filed for divorce from husband Ben Gibbard, 35, on Dec. 27, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple officially separated in October.

Reconciled
Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, 45, may have recently announced that she was ending her 16-day marriage to Barry Herridge, but on Jan. 4 she stated on Twitter that the couple were back together but have ”decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend.”

Recovering
America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, 31, was hospitalized Jan. 4 in Aspen, Colo., with kidney problems and underwent surgery. On Jan. 10, wife Mariah Carey, 42, tweeted ”we’re all home together taking care of each other.”

Deaths
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston passed away in London at age 64 due to a gastrointestinal hemorrhage…. San Diego Comic-Con cofounder Richard Alf died in Ramona, Calif., on Jan. 4. He was 59.

Birthdays
Jan. 14: Steven Soderbergh, 49
Jan. 17: Betty White, 90; Jim Carrey, 50; Zooey Deschanel, 32
Jan. 18: Kevin Costner, 57
Jan. 19: Dolly Parton, 66

(Additional reporting by Stewart Allen)