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EXPECTING

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, 41, and his wife, Tracey, will welcome their first child this summer.

BIRTHS

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi, 42, and his wife, Dorothea, 41, greeted Romeo Jon, March 29. The baby boy joins sister Stephanie, 10, and brothers Jesse, 8, and Jacob, 23 months.... Kevin Sorbo, 45, and his wife, Sam, 37, welcomed a son March 31. The Hercules babe joins brother Braeden Cooper, 2.

CANCELLATIONS

Is she toxic? Britney Spears, 22, postponed her April 1 show in Clevelandher third cancellation in two months because of an undisclosed illness. The show has been rescheduled for June 29.

COURTS

In yet another paparazzo run-in, Coldplay's Chris Martin, 27, allegedly attacked a shutterbug who was attempting to photograph Martin's wife, mom-to-be Gwyneth Paltrow, 31, outside a London eatery March 31. As of press time, no charges had been filed against the Grammy winner.... Girls Gone Wild (left) founder Joe Francis, 30, was accused of raping a woman at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach March 12. The 21-year-old told police she may have been drugged after agreeing to go up to Francis' hotel room. No charges have been filed. Francis' rep says he only had consensual sex.... Rocco DiSpirito (right), 37, whipped up a countersuit April 5 against China Grill Management. The Restaurant celeb chef claims that the eatery investors manipulated financial records to ''make it appear that [Rocco's on 22nd Street] had greater operational losses than it actually suffered.''... 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell, 32, was acquitted March 30 of a single assault charge, after being accused of kicking a man whom Harrell said had threatened him with a gun outside a Moss Point, Miss., gas station last month.

ARRESTS

Johnny Cash's stepdaughter Carlene Carter, 48, is back in jail after police said she violated parole by testing positive for drugs March 29. The singer was arrested for heroin possession by New Mexico police in June 2001 and was sentenced in March 2003 to 18 months' probation.

AWARDS

Finally, some thrilling news for Michael Jackson, 45, who was presented with a golden elephant from the African Ambassadors' Spouses Association in Washington, D.C., for his work fighting AIDS in Africa.

RECOVERING

Ozzy's daughter Kelly Osbourne (left), 19, entered Promises Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Addiction Centre in Malibu, Calif., for an addiction to painkillers, on April 2.... Ally McBeal alum Dyan Cannon, 67, suffered mild smoke inhalation from a fire that raged through her West Hollywood condo April 4, forcing the evacuation of nearly 200 fellow residents. Investigators suspect an electrical shortage.... Chicago-based Wilco lead singer Jeff Tweedy, 36, entered a rehabilitation center for an addiction to painkillers prescribed for migraines. The release of the band's next album, A Ghost Is Born, has been pushed from June 8 to June 22.

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