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ENGAGED
Samantha Morton (Minority Report), 29, and video director Harry Holm (son of actor Sir Ian) will wed this year.

BIRTHS
Isaac Hayes, 63, and wife Adjowa welcomed son Nana (''King'' in Ghanaian) Kwadjo (''boy born on Monday'') Hayes on April 10. The soul singer has 11 kids from previous relationships.

EXPECTING
Nacho Libre's Jack Black, 36, and animator wife Tanya Haden, 34, are expecting their first child, a boy, in June. The couple married earlier this year.

SPLIT
Paul McCartney, 63, and Heather Mills, 38, announced on May 17 that they are separating after four years of marriage. The couple blamed the media, saying in a statement, ''[We] have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our lives.'' Mills may get up to $375 million, a quarter of McCartney's estimated $1.5 billion fortune.

HIRED
ABC appointed Charles Gibson (Good Morning America), 63, to anchor World News Tonight starting May 29, replacing Elizabeth Vargas, 43.

COURTS
Former Lost star Michelle Rodriguez, 27, will serve 60 days beginning May 31 for violating probation stemming from a 2004 hit-and-run conviction. Citing last month's DUI arrest in Hawaii, an L.A. judge also sentenced the actress to 30 days of community service and an alcohol-education program.... Sandra Bullock (Crash), 41, is seeking to extend a 2003 restraining order against an accused stalker, Thomas James Weldon, who the actress' lawyer says is about to be released from a mental institution. Weldon could not be reached for comment.

CONTROVERSY
Due to its depiction of ''apparent torture,'' the Motion Picture Association of America rejected the original poster for The Road to Guantánamo, Michael Winterbottom's docudrama based on three real-life Guantánamo detainees. (Studios must submit promotional materials to receive a rating.) It showed a prisoner hanging by his bound hands with a burlap sack over his head. A new, MPAA-approved version crops out the prisoner's head.

AILING
Mary Wilson, 62, a member of the Supremes, was hospitalized after suffering chest pains on May 16 in Las Vegas. The singer was scheduled to undergo an angioplasty on May 23.

DEATHS
Judith Moore, 66, best-selling author of Fat Girl: A True Story, of complications due to colon cancer, May 15, in Berkeley, Calif.... Cy Feuer, 95, a Guys and Dolls producer, of undisclosed causes, May 17, in New York City.... Katherine Dunham, 96, who choreographed Broadway musicals and appeared in films including 1943's Stormy Weather, of undisclosed causes, May 21, in New York City.... Freddie Garrity, 69, lead singer of the '60s band Freddie and the Dreamers, of complications due to emphysema, May 19, in Wales.... British director and screenwriter Val Guest (The Quatermass Xperiment), 94, of complications from prostate cancer, May 11, in Palm Springs, Calif.... Billy Walker, 77, a Grand Ole Opry star for more than four decades, after a car accident near Montgomery, Ala., on May 21. The crash also killed his wife, Bettie, 61, and two band members.

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