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Hugh Hefner, 84, is engaged to another Playboy Playmate

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says he's gotten engaged again.

Hefner said in a Twitter message early Sunday that he'd given a ring to girlfriend and Playmate Crystal Harris, saying she burst into tears.

"This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory," he wrote.

To clear up confusion over whether the ring was simply a Christmas gift, Hefner later tweeted: "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn't mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all."

This would be the third marriage for the 84-year-old, star of E! reality series "The Girls Next Door," which chronicles Hefner's life at the Playboy Mansion. He divorced Playmate Kimberly Conrad last year.

Harris is 23, according to her online biography by E!

Portman expecting

Natalie Portman is pregnant with her first child and is engaged to Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer of "Black Swan."

A publicist for Portman confirmed Monday that the couple are engaged and expecting, but declined to give any further details. People magazine first reported the news.

The 29-year-old actress and Millepied, a well-regarded ballet dancer and choreographer, met during the making of "Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller that stars Portman as a ballet dancer. She's been nominated for best actress by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild.

Millepied played a small on-screen role in the film as a dancer.

Morissette: It's a boy

It's a boy for Alanis Morissette and Mario "Souleye" Treadway .

A representative for the 36-year-old singer said in an e-mail Monday that Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway was born Dec. 25. The e-mail says "all are healthy and happy."

Morissette, whose songs include "Ironic" and "You Oughta Know," has won several Grammys, including album of the year for 1995's "Jagged Little Pill."

She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for best original motion picture song for "Wunderkind" from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," and appeared as God in Kevin Smith's 1999 film "Dogma."

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Comic book creator Stan Lee , 88... actress Dame Maggie Smith , 76... actor Denzel Washington , 56... country singer Joe Diffie , 52... rhythm-and-blues singer John Legend , 32 ... pop singer David Archuleta , 20.

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