Pregnant Cross put on bed rest


NEW YORK -- Marcia Cross, who is expecting twins in April with her stockbroker-husband, Tom Mahoney, has been put on bed rest, her spokeswoman said Wednesday.

"This is a precautionary measure only," publicist Heidi Slan said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. She declined to give further details.

Producers of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," in which Cross, 44, stars as the persnickety Bree, have decided to move production at the end of this week to the actress' Los Angeles home for two days, according to a story posted on TV Guide's Web site.

A call to a spokesman for "Desperate Housewives" wasn't immediately returned.

Cross, whose character isn't pregnant, had planned to film two more shows following the Feb. 11 episode because it was becoming too difficult to hide her pregnancy, TV Guide reported Wednesday.

Cross and Mahoney married in June 2006. The couple dated for more than a year and became engaged in August 2005.