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Monitor: August 16/23, 2013

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are pregnant with their second child, Simon Cowell to be a father, and more

Babies
Actress Megan Fox, 27, and her husband, actor Brian Austin Green, 40, are expecting their second child, who will join 10-month-old Noah…. Reality TV mogul Simon Cowell, 53, and socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, are reportedly expecting a child together. Silverman has a son, Adam, with her estranged husband, Andrew.

Controversies
Singer Kelly Clarkson, 31, may have to settle for a copy of Pride and Prejudice. She was temporarily barred by the U.K. culture minister from taking home a ring that once belonged to Jane Austen. Clarkson bought it at an auction for some $234,000.

Recovering
Prolific author Elmore Leonard, 87, suffered a stroke on July 29 and is recuperating in a Detroit-area hospital.

Deaths
Renowned jazz and funk keyboardist George Duke, 67, died of undisclosed causes in Los Angeles on Aug. 5…. Farewell, Captain Lewis and Mrs. Peacock: Actress Eileen Brennan, 80, known for her indelible turns in Private Benjamin and Clue, died of cancer July 28 in Burbank…. Actor Michael Ansara, 91, who played Kang on the original Star Trek, died July 31 in Calabasas, Calif., after a long illness…. NBC News correspondent John Palmer, 77, died of pulmonary fibrosis Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C…. Gail Kobe, an actress in The Ten Commandments and a producer of soaps like The Bold and the Beautiful, died of undisclosed causes Aug. 1 in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 81.

Birthdays
Aug. 11: Chris Hemsworth, 30; Viola Davis, 48
Aug. 14: Mila Kunis, 30
Aug. 15: Jennifer Lawrence, 23
Aug. 22: Kristen Wiig, 40