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WEDDINGS

Showgirls' Elizabeth Berkley, 31, wed artist (and Ralph's nephew) Greg Lauren, 33, Nov. 1.

SPLITS

The talented Mr. Jude Law, 30, and his wife, actress Sadie Frost, 35, were granted permission to finalize their divorce Oct. 29 in London. The pair, who have three children, announced in August they were calling it quits.... Grammy winner Lionel Richie, 54, and his wife of seven years, Diane Alexander, 36, filed for separation Oct. 28, citing irreconcilable differences.

EXPECTING

Charmed's Holly Marie Combs, 29, and beau David Donoho will have their first child in April. The pregnancy will be written into the series.... Dixie Chick Martie Maguire, 34, and her husband, Irish actor Gareth Maguire, 28, are expecting twins next year.

BIRTHS

The CBS Mail Bag wasn't the only thing delivered to David Letterman, 56, Nov. 3. The late-night talker and his girlfriend, Regina Lasko, 42, greeted their first child, a son, Harry Joseph.... Molly Ringwald, 35, and boyfriend, writer Panio Gianopoulos, have a new daughter, Mathilda Ereni, their first, born Oct. 22 in NYC.... Paul McCartney, 61, and wife Heather Mills McCartney, 35, welcomed their first child, Beatrice Milly, Oct. 28 in London.... While model Christy Turlington, 34, and husband, actor-director Ed Burns, 35, are mum, reports have it that she gave birth to their first child last month.

MILESTONES

Sean ''P. Diddy'' Combs (right), 33, finished the New York City marathon in 4:14:54. Ex-Party of Five hottie Scott Wolf, 35, came in at 4:18:54.

COURTS

James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, filed a libel suit Oct. 27 against Bowling for Columbine director Michael Moore, 49, claiming the filmmaker tricked him into appearing in the Oscar-winning doc.... It's no Simple Life for Lionel's daughter Nicole Richie, 22. After pleading guilty to a felony heroin possession charge in August, she must enter a drug-treatment program and is due back in court Dec. 5 -- just three days after her reality show debuts on Fox.... Playwright Charles Casillo filed a copyright infringement suit claiming the writer of Die Mommie Die!, Charles Busch, plagiarized his 1989 play, One Night Stand in a Lonely Hotel. On Oct. 30, a judge issued an interim order requiring that Casillo be given writing credit.

ARRESTS

On Oct. 25, Practical Magic's Aidan Quinn, 44, was arrested for alleged drunk driving in Waterville, Maine. No charges have been filed, but the actor is due in court Nov. 19. Quinn did not return calls.... Ex-Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland, 36, was placed in 24-hour lockdown rehab for the next six months after allegedly smashing his BMW into a parked car Oct. 26 while driving under the influence. He was unavailable for comment.

RECOVERING

A month after being mauled by a white tiger on stage, Las Vegas-based illusionist Roy Horn, 59, was transferred to UCLA Medical Center's rehabilitation unit Oct. 28. Horn's condition remains serious. Karyn L. Barr

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