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BIRTHS

The L Word actress Laurel Holloman, 35, and husband Paul Macherey welcomed their first child, daughter Lola Reiko, Nov. 4.

WEDDINGS

The View cohost Star Jones, 42, married banker Al Reynolds, 35, Nov. 13 in NYC. It is the first marriage for both. No report on whether the bride wore Payless.... Actress Rebecca Gayheart (Beverly Hills, 90210), 33, wed actor Eric Dane Oct. 29 in Las Vegas. It is the first marriage for both.

SPLITS

World-peace advocate Madonna, 46, and manager Caresse Henry are going their separate ways after 13 years. Neither party would comment.

HIRES

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced Nov. 11 that former ABC Entertainment prez Susan Lyne, 54, is its new president and CEO. Lyne, who began work immediately, resigned from ABC in the April shake-up that also saw the departure of entertainment chairman Lloyd Braun.

COURTS

Happy couple Cameron Diaz, 32, and Justin Timberlake, 23, were sued by two paparazzi Nov. 12. Saul Lazo and Jose Gonzalez allege that Diaz and Timberlake issued ''verbal and physical threats'' and that Diaz hit Lazo in the neck and stole his camera on Nov. 6 in L.A. They are seeking unspecified damages. Reps for the couple say, ''Any actions by Diaz and Timberlake were merely taken in self-defense.''... Liza Minnelli, 58, filed a $250,000 breach of contract claim Nov. 9 against M'Hammed Soumayah, her former personal assistant, the same day a suit he filed charging the singer with battery and sexual harassment was unsealed. He is seeking $100 million in damages.... On Nov. 9, the ex- girlfriend of Burt Reynolds, 68, filed a palimony suit against the actor. Pamela Seals, 48, claims that the Cannonball Run star promised to take care of her and her mother ''for the rest of their lives.'' Reynolds' attorney (who filed an extortion suit against Seals Nov. 8) responds that he is ''very confident that the lawsuit has no merit.''... Real Time host Bill Maher, 48, was sued for palimony by ex Nancy ''Coco'' Johnson Nov. 10. Johnson claims she dated Maher for 17 months, during which time he persuaded her to quit her job as a flight attendant and model, then abused her and refused to buy her Ben Affleck and J. Lo's former house. She seeks $9 million in damages. Reps for Maher call the suit ''completely frivolous.''

AILING

Vincent D'Onofrio, 44, fainted on the NYC set of Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nov. 10. He was taken to the hospital and released Nov. 12, only to be readmitted Nov. 15 for further testing. Reps say, ''He's in good spirits.''

PREMIERE

''I ad-libbed a bunch,'' said Tim Allen about John Grisham's Christmas With the Kranks during the film's premiere. ''And he'll of course get trailer credits.''

FRACAS

At the Vibe awards, taped Nov. 15 in Santa Monica, producer Dr. Dre was attacked as he was introduced for the Vibe Legend Award, sparking a chair-throwing brawl. One man was stabbed and remains in stable condition; at press time, police were searching for the assailant. In a statement, Vibe prez Kenard Gibbs said it was ''unfortunate'' that the event had been ''tainted by the actions of a few individuals.''

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