William Petersen Welcomes Twins Via Surrogate

It’s a boy and a girl for William Petersen.

The CSI actor, 58, and wife Gina Cirone welcomed twins via surrogate on July 5 in Los Angeles, PEOPLE confirms.

The pair were born prematurely, Petersen’s rep says, but are steadily improving.

“The babies are doing great and are improving every day and we can’t wait for them to come home,” the couple, who married in July 2003, tell PEOPLE.

Petersen is already dad to daughter Maite, 36, who has two young sons of her own.

Laurence Fishburne Signs on to Star in CSI

No need for fingerprints. A very familiar face has signed on to star in the hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this season.

The Matrix’s Laurence Fishburne will replace William Peterson, who’s leaving the series after eight years behind the microscope, the Associated Press reports.

Fishburne – who earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ike Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It – said he was “elated and delighted” by the news.

Petersen's Heart Ailment Halts CSI

Things are not entirely back to normal on the set of CBS’s top-rated CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which last week was rocked by the firings – and subsequent re-hirings – of costars George Eads and Jorja Fox, who were both reportedly demanding a salary hike.

The latest snag involves series lead William L. Petersen, who did not show up for the first day of filming for fifth season because of a recently diagnosed heart condition, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Trump Loosens 'CSI' Ratings Hold

It’s not so much a “whodunit” as it is a “how’d they do it?”

The “who” is Donald Trump and his narrowing cast of Trump wannabes on the hugely popular reality series “The Apprentice.” The “crime” is the way in which the ratings for this new program have dispatched one of network TV’s most successful shows, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

'CSI' Star Petersen Threatens to Leave

To hear William Petersen tell it, you’d think he would feel better off dead.

Petersen, who plays Las Vegas forensics investigator Gil Grissom on the CBS Thursday-night megahit “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” is apparently fed up with the series, according to an interview in the March issue of Playboy.

NEWS BRIEFS: Tori Spills into Kitchen

REGISTERED: Tori Spelling, 30, and actor Charlie Shanian, due to be married on July 4, are registered at the cooking store Williams Sonoma, reports the New York Post, adding that it had no idea the once-virginal Donna Martin of “Beverly Hills, 90210” was so domestic. Among the items sought by the couple in their registry (despite the fact that Spelling’s dad, kazillionaire TV producer Aaron Spelling, could probably afford to buy the entire store chain): mixing bowls and muffin and cake pans.

Original 'CSI' Stars' Gloom Over 'Miami'

CBS’s “CSI: Miami,” starring David Caruso and Kim Delaney, may have attracted nearly 23 million viewers this past Monday night – making it the most-watched September drama debut since “ER” in 1994 – but the Florida-based spinoff of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” isn’t charming everyone.