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LeAnn Rimes, actor Eddie Cibrian engaged

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are getting married.

Rimes' publicist confirmed Tuesday that the country singer and the actor "were engaged over the holidays and are very happy."

Both were married to other people when they fell in love with each other. Rimes, 28, and Cibrian, 37, co-starred in the 2009 Lifetime original TV movie "Northern Lights."

Cibrian's divorce from his wife of eight years was finalized in October. Rimes' husband filed for divorce a year ago.

'Friends' celebrate Christmas Eve

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox apparently took the "Friends" theme song to heart.

In the spirit of the Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You," Aniston spent Christmas Eve with her best friend and former co-star, who is in the midst of a separation from David Arquette .

The two pals, who became BFFs while working on the hit NBC series, took comfort in each other during a holiday usually celebrated with relatives.

"Jen and Courteney are tired after a long year," a source told People.com. "They celebrated Christmas (with) each other and just focused on making things special for Coco," Cox's 6-year-old daughter with Arquette.

Chamberlain: Stay in closet

Openly gay actor Richard Chamberlain says it's better to stay in the closet.

The 76-year-old star, who first came to prominence in "Dr. Kildare" in the 1960s, said being typecast as a gay actor can hurt an actor's chances of landing big roles.

"I wouldn't advise a gay leading man-type actor to come out," Chamberlain told the Advocate, a gay-oriented magazine. "It's still dangerous for an actor to talk about that."

Chamberlain, who waited until 2003 to come out in his memoirs, said homophobia is still rampant and gay actors may find themselves limited to bit parts.

"Don't pretend that we're suddenly all wonderfully, blissfully accepted," he said.

Elton John a dad

Sir Elton John is holding close a new tiny dancer.

The piano man and husband David Furnish have become parents to a 7-pound, 15-ounce baby boy born on Christmas Day.

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California via a surrogate, whose identity is being protected by the new parents.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Actress Inga Swenson , 78... actress Mary Tyler Moore , 74... actor Jon Voight , 72 ... singer Marianne Faithfull , 64 ... actor Ted Danson , 63... comedian Paula Poundstone , 51... actor Jude Law , 38 ... actor Mekhi Phifer , 36.

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