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November 9, 1999
Web posted at: 4:24 p.m. EST (2124 GMT)

Today's buzz stories:

Seinfeld gets engaged to PR exec


NEW YORK (CNN) -- On his syndicated television sitcom, Jerry Seinfeld's character did all he could to avoid marriage. Now, the 45-year-old comedian is planning to ditch bachelorhood.

According to publicist Elizabeth Clark, Seinfeld proposed to Jennifer Sklar, a 28-year-old public relations executive, at a New York restaurant on Saturday. Clark didn't disclose engagement or wedding details, saying the wedding is to be "a private affair."

Seinfeld and Sklar met last summer at a gym on the Upper West Side, and are said to have begun dating shortly after she returned from a three-week Italian honeymoon with her then-husband Eric Nederlander. He's a Broadway producer, whose family owns six New York theaters and an interest in the New York Yankees. Sklar and Nederlander now are divorced.

The comedian is said to have dated another married woman, Jennifer Crittenden, a writer on his nine-season show. And the tabloids have also reported Seinfeld's five-year relationship with Shoshanna Lonstein. That liaison began when she was 16.

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The magic's officially gone between Copperfield and supermodel Schiffer

Copperfield says split with Schiffer amicable

BERLIN (CNN) -- Illusionist David Copperfield says work interfered with his relationship with German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, according to the German magazine Gala.

Copperfield, 43, was engaged to Schiffer, 29, for six years. They broke up this year. Copperfield tells Gala the split was amicable. "Everything is fine between me and Claudia," he tells the magazine. "We are still good friends.

"Our time together was wonderful," Copperfield is quoted as saying. "But we saw less and less of each other because of our work, which was very important to us. We fulfilled our dreams, and it would not have been fair to ask each other to give up those dreams."

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Hall has a 'perfect divorce' from Jagger

LONDON (CNN) -- Jerry Hall tells Tatler magazine she has "a perfect divorce" from Rolling Stone Mick Jagger.

"I am very, very glad we are divorced," she's quoted saying in the December issue of the magazine. "It was definitely time. He just behaved too, too, too badly, too many times. It was intolerable. I should have left before, but it's always been difficult and then, of course, we had four wonderful children."

Hall, 43, filed for divorce from Jagger in January after Brazilian model Luciana Morad said she was pregnant with his child. Hall and Jagger announced a settlement in July.

"Yes, he's realized what he's lost," Hall tells Tatler, "and it's all too late. I have not felt so good for so long. I've never been without a man. And you know what? I am loving it."

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Australians cheer native daughter Kidman


SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Actress Nicole Kidman stole the spotlight Sunday at the grand opening of Fox Studios Australia in Sydney.

About 4,000 invited guests joined Charlie Sheen, Shirley Jones and Kidman's husband, Tom Cruise, at the studio's kickoff. When Kidman made her way down a long red carpet at the party's entrance, the other guests erupted with a deafening round of cheers, the New York Post reports.

The $300 million park, built next to the harbor, is expected to draw about 1.5 million visitors a year to Backlot, a behind-the-scenes filmmaking tour. It's also a working studio.

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Reuters contributed to this report.

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