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Jennifer Hudson’s family tragedy and Amy Poehler’s new baby made news the week of October 27th, 2008

EXPECTING
How I Met Your Mother's Alyson Hannigan, 34, will become a mother herself next spring. This will be the actress' first baby with her husband, actor Alexis Denisof, 42.... Two and a Half Men actor Charlie Sheen, 43, and wife Brooke Mueller, 31, will welcome twins in April. Sheen has three other kids from previous relationships with Paula Profitt and Denise Richards.... Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, 39, and wife Jordyn, 31, are expecting their second child.

BIRTHS
The world just got a little funnier: SNL's Amy Poehler, 37, and husband Will Arnett (Arrested Development), 38, welcomed son Archie on Oct. 25 in New York.... Caroline Rhea, 44, and boyfriend Costaki Economopoulos, 38, became parents to Ava Rhea Economopoulos on Oct. 20 in New York.... On Oct. 25, Brotherhood's Annabeth Gish, 37, gave birth to her second child — Enzo Edward Allen — with husband Wade Allen, 36, in Rhode Island.

HOSPITALIZED
Amy Winehouse, 25, checked in Oct. 25 to the London Clinic, where she is undergoing tests. (The singer was hospitalized in June for a lung ailment.)... Country singer and two-time Dancing With the Stars champion Julianne Hough, 20, underwent surgery to remove her appendix Oct. 28. She plans on returning to the dance floor this season.

RECOVERING
Desperate Housewives' Gale Harold, 39, who was admitted to a hospital following a motorcycle accident on Oct. 14, is out of intensive care and is expected to make a full recovery.

COURTS
Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, 30, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison Oct. 24, on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering for collecting over $2 million by convincing investors he had connections to the Vatican.

DEATHS
Novelist Tony Hillerman, 83, author of Navajo-themed mysteries, died of pulmonary failure on Oct. 26 in Albuquerque, N.M. Adam Beach, who starred in the PBS adaptation of Hillerman's Skinwalkers, says, ''He was a non-Indian writer that got it right when interpreting Native stories and created characters that were human beings.''... Arkansas anchorwoman Anne Pressly, 26, who played a journalist in W., died in Little Rock on Oct. 25, five days after she was found beaten in her home. Police have not identified any suspects.... Deep Throat director Gerard Damiano, 80, passed away on Oct. 25 in Fort Myers, Fla., of complications from a stroke.


Jennifer Hudson's Family Tragedy
The mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother, Jason Hudson, 29, of the Oscar-winning actress were found fatally shot in Chicago on Oct. 24 in an apparent domestic dispute. Tragically, there was a third victim: On Oct. 27, officials found the body of Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, in an SUV three days after he was reported missing. William Balfour, Julian's mother's ex, was brought in for questioning; he has been transferred to a state facility for a parole violation and remains a person of interest in the investigation.

Originally posted Oct 31, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints
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