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ENGAGEMENTS

Access Hollywood cohost Nancy O'Dell, 34, and businessman Keith Zubchevich, 35, plan to wed. No date has been set. It will be the second marriage for both.... Simple Life vixen Nicole Richie, 23, will wed Adam Goldstein (a.k.a. DJ A.M.), 31. It's the first marriage for both. No date has been set.

BIRTHS

Guitarist Eric Clapton, 59, and wife Melia, 28, welcomed their third, as-yet-unnamed daughter. She joins Julie, 3, and Ella, 2.

PREMIERE

The difference between kissing Hitch costar Will Smith and TV wife Leah Remini? ''Will locks me up with his eyes more,'' said Kevin James (with Smith Feb. 3). ''He gives me more.''

JOB SHARE

Law & Order: Criminal Intent's Vincent D'Onofrio (Det. Robert Goren) is about to ease his caseload: Starting with next fall's fifth season, he and Chris Noth, reprising his L&O role as Det. Mike Logan, will each appear on 11 episodes of the drama, NBC announced Feb. 8. ''It's a really clever way to give me some rest,'' says D'Onofrio, who was hospitalized for exhaustion last fall. ''It makes me able to deliver what I'm supposed to deliver.''

ARRESTS

Rap impresario Marion ''Suge'' Knight, 39, was arrested Feb. 5 in Barstow, Calif., and is being held for possible parole violations after police claimed to have found pot in his car. His lawyer did not return calls for comment.... Grammy-nominated producer Manuel Seal (''My Boo''), 44, was arrested Feb. 1 in Fayetteville, Ga., on charges of theft and trespassing at an auto shop, where he allegedly attempted to take some used tires. Seal told police he had permission.... Ex-Libertines lead singer Pete Doherty, 25, was arrested Feb. 2 in London on charges of robbery and blackmail after allegedly punching documentary filmmaker Max Carlish. He was released on bail Feb. 8 after agreeing to enter rehab.

COURTS

Eddie Pamilton and Ilex Harris filed suit against Lindsay Lohan, 18, Feb. 2 in L.A., alleging that on Aug. 3 Lohan crashed into their car. The pair seeks unspecified damages.... Donna Clarkson filed a wrongful-death suit seeking unspecified damages against producer Phil Spector, 64, Feb. 2 in L.A. Clarkson claims Spector shot her daughter Lana on Feb. 3, 2003. Spector remains free on bail pending a murder trial. His lawyer says, ''Nowadays, it's de rigueur that people file these civil suits.''... Pop singer Britney Spears, 23, filed suit Feb. 4 in NYC against a group of European insurance companies for failing to pay a $9.8 million claim submitted after a knee injury she says forced her to cancel her 2004 tour. The companies claim Spears failed to report an old injury. Brit says the omission was ''innocent.''

REPLACEMENTS

CBS tapped Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer, 68, as interim anchor of the CBS Evening News Feb. 2. He will take over March 10 from Dan Rather, 73, who steps down on his 24th anniversary.

RECOVERING

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