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Christopher Lloyd's house fire and Heather Locklear's DUI made news the week of November 17, 2008

EXPECTING
Actor Scott Wolf, 40, and wife Kelley (The Real World: New Orleans), 32, will be a party of three when they welcome their son in March.

BIRTHS
Daily Show alum Rob Corddry, 37, and wife Sandra welcomed their second daughter, Marlo Stevenson, Nov. 11 in L.A.... My Big Fat Greek Wedding stars Nia Vardalos, 46, and Ian Gomez, 43, adopted a female toddler, their first child, several months ago.

DESTROYED
The Montecito, Calif., home of Back to the Future actor Christopher Lloyd, 70, burned down in the California wildfires that began Nov. 13. Lloyd was filming in Vancouver at the time.

COURTS
Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight, 43, was charged with two counts of a felony (possession of a controlled substance) and a misdemeanor (battery) Nov. 18 in Las Vegas. The charges stem from an arrest in August, when Knight allegedly punched his girlfriend. ''We look forward to exonerating Mr. Knight,'' says his lawyer.... On Nov. 17 in Dallas, Dancing With the Stars alum and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, 50, was charged with insider trading for allegedly selling shares of Mamma.com stock worth $8 million, based on nonpublic information.... Former Soul Train host Don Cornelius, 72, was charged Nov. 14 in L.A. with spousal battery, dissuading a witness from making a police report, and assault with a deadly weapon. He could face up to five years' prison time.

HOAX
On Nov. 16, a hacker reportedly infiltrated the YouTube page of Miley Cyrus, 15, and her friend Mandy Jiroux, posting a video claiming Cyrus was killed by a drunk driver (Cyrus' new single ''Goodbye'' played in the background). The video has been removed and Cyrus' reps did not return calls on the matter.

DEATHS
Mitch Mitchell, 62 — drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience — passed away Nov. 12 from natural causes in Portland, Ore. ''He reintroduced virtuosity into rock drumming,'' says Stewart Copeland, drummer for the Police. ''Mitch Mitchell had both groove and chops, and that's very rare. He probably left more of a mark on me, for what it's worth, than anyone else.''... Singer-songwriter Ralph Joseph ''Jody'' Reynolds, 75, known for the hit ''Endless Sleep,'' died Nov. 7 of liver cancer in Palm Desert, Calif.... Season 5 American Idol contestant Paula Goodspeed, 30, died on Nov. 11 of an apparent prescription medication overdose in her vehicle near the Sherman Oaks, Calif., home of Idol judge Paula Abdul. — Additional reporting by Stewart Allen

Heather Locklear's DUI Drama
The 47-year-old actress was charged Nov. 17 in Santa Barbara with driving under the influence of prescription drugs after being arrested in September in Montecito, Calif. If convicted, Locklear faces a maximum of six months in county jail; her arraignment is set for Jan. 26. Lifetime has yet to decide Locklear's promotional schedule for her upcoming TV movie Flirting With Forty, but expect it to premiere as planned on Dec. 6, saying, ''it's business as usual.''

Originally posted Nov 21, 2008 Published in issue #1023 Nov 28, 2008 Order article reprints
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