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Rebecca Romijn Expecting Twins This Winter

It's twins for Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell, Romijn's publicist Lewis Kay said Monday.

The couple are expecting the babies this winter, Kaid said, confirming the news that was first reported on Us Weekly magazine's Web site.

They will be the first children for the pair, who wed in Los Angeles in July 2007.

Romijn, 35, stars in the ABC comedy "Ugly Betty." She was previously married to John Stamos. They divorced in 2005.

O'Connell, 34, recently starred in the TV shows "Crossing Jordan" and "Carpoolers." His screen credits include "Stand by Me" and "Jerry Maguire."

Kelsey Grammer Hospitalized

Kelsey Grammer, who had a heart attack last month, was hospitalized in New York after feeling faint.

The actor's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, says Grammer checked himself into an undisclosed hospital over the weekend as a precaution.

The publicist says it's possible Grammer's medication led to his symptoms. At the time, the actor was in town to promote his new film, "Swing Vote."

The "Live with Regis and Kelly" show said Grammer, 53, canceled his Tuesday morning appearance.

Nearly two months ago, the former "Cheers" and "Frasier" star suffered a mild heart attack in Hawaii, where he lives, while paddle-boating with wife Camilla.

Snipes Not Meeting Bond Conditions

Actor Wesley Snipes has been admonished for allegedly failing to provide complete information to authorities while free from prison.

A judge last week ordered the action film star to comply with bond conditions requiring Snipes to send in monthly reports. Six times Snipes has allegedly failed to submit anything, including four of the seven months since his February tax conviction.

Pretrial service officers say Snipes offered incomplete information when he has sent it.

The actor has been sentenced to three years in jail. He is appealing the sentence and conviction, and is allowed to travel abroad while it works through the justice system.

Kenny Chesney To Join All-Star Lineup for New England Music Festival

Farm Aid announced today that country star Kenny Chesney will join board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews for its first-ever New England music festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., on Sept. 20.

"American family farmers are what this country is built on ... and they have fed us and kept us strong and healthy for how many generations?" said Chesney. "Growing up in a small town outside Knoxville, it was a big part of who we were ... and it's something we as a country shouldn't lose. If I can help be part of that - whether it's raising money, or awareness, or just letting those family farmers know someone knows and cares ... well, that's why I'm coming to New England."

The day-long festival will celebrate music and good food, featuring hands-on activities that will showcase the direct connection between who is growing our food and what we eat every day.

The concert event will feature family-farm identified, local and organic foods at concessions, setting an example of the many ways that family farm food can be integrated into the general marketplace.

Rachael Ray Knows The Way To A Pet Owner's Heart

In the latest expansion of her culinary empire, celebrity chef Rachael Ray has launched a charity-driven line of dog foods based on recipes she has created for her pit bull, Isaboo.

Ray, who came to fame with her "30 Minute Meals" Food Network show, said all of her proceeds from sales of Rachael Ray Nutrish pet foods will go to Rachael's Rescue, which she founded to help at-risk animals. The outspoken dog lover regularly features recipes for pet food in her magazine, Every Day With Rachael Ray.

"It seemed like not a lot of extra time to donate to something that could potentially raise millions of dollars for championing these little creatures that can't speak for themselves," Ray said. A line for cats also is planned.

Ray's pet charity group recently selected its first beneficiary, a terrier mix named Spirit that made national news earlier this month after a man was caught on videotape savagely beating it at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The dog suffered multiple fractures. Rachael's Rescue has offered to cover all medical costs for the dog's recovery.

Taylor Swift Receives Her High School Diploma

While most of her peers donned caps and gowns to receive their high school diplomas, country star Taylor Swift was strumming a guitar and performing for thousands of fans.

So Swift got her diploma in the mail.

"Education has always been at the forefront of my priorities, so I'm really glad to have my diploma," the 18-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Friday.

Swift attended public school for 9th and 10th grade. But when her career began heating up, she needed more flexibility and switched to Aaron Academy, a private Christian school that offers home schooling.

"I never expected that my senior year would go the way it has," she said. "There's something really exciting about getting to live your dream and continue your education at the same time."

Swift's self-titled debut album has sold more than 3 million copies and produced hits including "Our Song," "Picture to Burn" and "Teardrops on My Guitar."

Swift, who is on tour with Rascal Flatts, is expected to release a new album this fall.

Carmen Electra And Kim Kardashian Cause A Stir At Comic-Con Debut

The line snaked through the Comic-Con floor. Hundreds of camera-toting fans jockeyed for position, barely able to contain their excitement.

They weren't trying to see the latest world-saving superhero or never-before-seen footage. They were waiting to see Carmen Electra and Kim Kardashian.

The two beauties made their Comic-Con debut Saturday, signing autographs to promote their new film, "Disaster Movie." Both wore formfitting, cleavage-bearing dresses as they posed for fans' photos.

For 18-year-old John Kilgore, attending the signing was the day's top priority.

"It's Carmen Electra," he explained. "What's not to like about a woman like that?"

Most fans sheepishly shuffled by collecting their posters, but a few were brave enough to talk to the pinup pair.

"You look even more beautiful in person," said one blushing fan. "Wow."

Another whipped out his cell phone to show Electra her own photo. "You're on my screen saver right now," he said.

Despite the frenzy of excitement, the fans were well behaved, Electra said: "They were all really sweet."

"Disaster Movie," which features a wrestling scene between Kardashian and Electra, hits theaters Aug. 29.

New Showtime Project Centers On Iconic New York Nightclub

A new drama series project for Showtime will throw back to the 1970s era of disco, drugs and New York Nightclub Studio 54.

"Studio" will center on flamboyant co-founder Steve Rubell and starts off in the months leading to the club's April 1977 opening.

"The show is less about the history of Studio 54 than it is about New York in the late '70s, what people were going through, the political and social issues," writer Chad Hodge said. "Studio 54 is the backdrop for exploring that."

"Superman Returns" producer, Bryan Singer, is in talks to direct the potential pilot if his schedule permits.