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ENGAGED

Selma Blair, 31, and Ahmet Zappa, 29, are engaged but have yet to set a date.... Fly guy Jeff Goldblum, 50, will wed stage actress Catherine Wreford, 23. No date has been set.

EXPECTING

Giving love a good name, Jon Bon Jovi, 41, and his wife of 14 years, Dorothea, 40, announced a fourth child will join Stephanie, 10, Jesse, 8, and Jacob, 18 months, next spring.

BIRTHS

Today show cohost Matt Lauer, 45, and wife Annette, 38, welcomed daughter Romy, Oct. 2. The couple has a son, Jack, 2.... Helena Bonham Carter, 37, and her beau, director Tim Burton, 45, welcomed their first child, a boy, Oct. 4 in London.... Actor Jason Lee, 33, and his fiancee, photographer Beth Riesgraf, greeted their first child, son Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf, Sept. 28 in L.A.

SPLITS

Halle Berry, 37, has another X-man. The star announced Oct. 1 that she and her husband of nearly three years, Eric Benet, 33, ''need time apart to reevaluate our union.''... The Amazing Race 4 winners, life partners Chip Arndt, 37, and Reichen Lehmkuhl, 29, reveal in an upcoming issue of The Advocate that they are officially separating.

ARRESTS

Former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love (left), 39, was arrested Oct. 2 for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance. Love was released on $2,500 bail and later treated at a Beverly Hills hospital. As of press time, no charges had been brought.

COURTS

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, 44, filed suit against skateboarding mag Thrasher and Vans, Inc., Sept. 30 in L.A., claiming that a photograph of him from an event organized by the publication and sponsored by the shoe company was used in an ad without his permission. Vans had no comment; the magazine did not return calls.... Xena and Hercules are back: Lucy Lawless, 35, and Kevin Sorbo, 45, filed breach-of-contract suits against Universal Sept. 30 in L.A., claiming the studio doctored its books and owes them money. They seek unspecified damages.... Rapper C-Murder (ne Corey Miller), 32, faces possible life imprisonment after being convicted of second-degree murder for the January 2002 shooting of 16-year-old Steve Thomas, Sept. 30 in Gretna, La. Miller's lawyer is asking for the verdict to be thrown out.... Lil' Kim, 28, is no longer a fugitive in New Jersey after $350 was posted Sept. 30 to settle a warrant for her arrest for missing a court date -- which, according to her lawyer, she believed had been resolved -- for a 1996 marijuana-possession charge.

DEPARTURES

After seven years, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO John Calley, 73, stepped down to pursue film producing, Oct. 2. He will remain on Sony's board of directors and operating committee.

RECOVERING

Siegfried & Roy's Roy Horn (left), 59, was attacked by a tiger during an Oct. 3 show at the Mirage casino in Las Vegas. At press time, the German-born Horn -- who has been performing with big cats for over 40 years -- was in critical but stable condition. A rep says the illusionist ''seems to be making positive strides in recovery.'' The S&R spectacle will be postponed indefinitely.

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