Passages

updated 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

ENGAGED
Actress Brittany Murphy, 26, and talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz, 34, got engaged Jan. 9 at the Silent Movie Theatre in L.A. The couple started dating last spring after Murphy's breakup from Ashton Kutcher, her costar in 2003's Just Married.

DEBUT
Britain's Prince Edward and wife Sophie Wessex, both 39, officially presented their new daughter to the world during a family holiday at Sandringham, one of the royals' country estates. The first public photo of Lady Louise, who was born a month prematurely on Nov. 8, was snapped by her uncle Prince Andrew.

BIRTHS
Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, 50, and his wife of two years, Alejandra, greeted their first child, son Hector Alexander, Jan. 9 in Jupiter, Fla. Hector's already got his wardrobe: In 2001 Dad launched Rock Star Baby, a children's clothing line.

RECUPERATING
Rocker Ted Nugent, 55, received about 20 stitches Jan. 11 after he accidentally cut his left leg with a chain saw while he was filming his VH1 reality series Surviving Nugent in Texas. Nugent, an avid outdoorsman whose show challenges contestants to live off the land, will wear a leg brace temporarily but is expected to make a full recovery.

GOODBYE
Taboo, the Boy George musical brought to Broadway by Rosie O'Donnell, will close Feb. 8, almost three months after it opened to mostly negative reviews. O'Donnell, 41, who called the show "her beautiful child" (PEOPLE, Dec. 1, 2003), will lose her entire $10 million investment.

AILING
Bestselling author Olivia Goldsmith (The First Wives Club), 54, remained unconscious and in critical condition at a Manhattan hospital after having a bad reaction to anesthesia given to her Jan. 7 for elective plastic surgery. At press time Goldsmith's attorney said, "The extent and permanence of her condition remains uncertain."

UPDATE
Singer Diana Ross, 59, reportedly agreed to accept a plea agreement regarding three DUI charges stemming from a December 2002 arrest (PEOPLE, Jan. 13, 2003). Ross had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges and was scheduled to go to trial this month. The terms of the plea deal will be publicly revealed Feb. 9.

DEATHS
Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster John A. Gambling, 73, who hosted the "Rambling with Gambling" morning show on New York's WOR for more than 30 years until his 1991 retirement, died of heart failure Jan. 8 in Venice, Fla. Gambling took over the show from his father, John B., who began "Rambling" in 1925.

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