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Daniel Day-Lewis's wedding and Pamela Lee's break-up made news the week of November 29. 1996

SPLITS
Is there a tattoo-removal specialist available? After 21 months of marriage, pneumatic babe Pamela Lee, 29, has filed for divorce from overly illustrated rocker Tommy Lee, 34, citing irreconcilable differences. According to court papers filed in L.A. Nov. 19, Pamela is seeking custody of their 5-month-old son, Brandon. Tommy was unavailable for comment.

EXITS
The doctor is out. Sherry Stringfield, 29, has left the cast of ER in order to move to New York and spend time with her boyfriend. According to sources close to the top-rated show, Stringfield departed on amicable terms, though she will not be allowed to work on TV for the next 2 1/2 years, the duration of her ER contract.

DEALS
Billy Crystal, 49, who hosted four Academy Award shows (1990 to 1993), will return for his fifth tour of duty in March. Said Crystal: ”Send any Oscar jokes to my website at www.whyistheshowsolong.com.”

BIRTHS
A spokesperson confirms The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, 38, and his wife, Mayte, 23, had a baby but professes ignorance of the child’s sex and birth date, saying ”That’s his personal life, and he doesn’t have to release that information.”

EXPECTING
Whitney Houston, 33, and Bobby Brown, 27, are expecting their second child in July. (Just last month they denied the pregnancy.) The couple have a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 3, and Brown has three children from previous relationships.

WEDDINGS
Temperamental Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, 39, wed actress Rebecca Miller, 32, daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, Nov. 13, in Vermont. It is the first marriage for both, though Day-Lewis has a 19-month-old son, Gabriel Kane, with actress Isabelle Adjani.

DEATHS
Actress Virginia Cherrill Martini, 88, of undisclosed causes, Nov. 14, in Santa Barbara, Calif. In 1931, Martini was plucked from obscurity by Charlie Chaplin and cast as the blind flower girl in his silent classic City Lights. Although she wed Cary Grant in the ’30s and appeared in a few other films, Hollywood lost its allure for her, and she retired in 1937.