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84 and going strong...

CHICAGO -- 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!

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A star is swindled...

A star of the TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is getting her own taste of law and order -- in real life.

Manhattan prosecutors say Tamara Tunie was swindled of more than $1 million by her business manager.

According to court papers, Joseph Cilibrasi and his accounting firm started stealing from Tunie in 2002, listing himself as her husband to secure a credit card tied to her account. He is also accused of writing checks to himself.

The 50-year-old Manhattan man pleaded not guilty last week and is held on $100,000 bail. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Cilibrasi's attorney says Tunie was "fully aware" of the transactions and he'll fight the charges.

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Perry to the rescue...

Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is offering to rebuild the home of an 88-year-old great-grandmother who lost all her belongings in a fire.

Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped the fire Tuesday that destroyed her home of 40 years in Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta. Coweta County firefighters began soliciting donations, and calls flooded in.

The Atlanta-based filmmaker visited Ransby's neighborhood Thursday and pledged to rent her a house for a year, pay for her utilities, buy her furniture and then build her a new home.

Coweta Fire Chief Todd Moore said Perry's decision "made my Christmas."

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Stunt actor recovering...

A stunt actor who fell 30 feet while playing Spider-Man on Broadway is walking again, and his father said Saturday that he can't wait to return to the role despite injuries that have him confined to the intensive care unit.

Christopher Tierney walked Friday for the first time since his fall during Monday's performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and was spending Christmas with his mother and brother in the hospital while recovering from back surgery, Tim Tierney told the Associated Press.

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An engaging couple...

Ginnifer Goodwin, 32, star of HBO's "Big Love" and 2009's big-screen rom com "He's Just Not That Into You," is engaged to boyfriend Joey Kern, 34, her rep confirms to Access Hollywood.

The two have reportedly been dating for two years after a mutual friend set them up.

"We couldn't be happier than to celebrate our engagement over the holidays with our families," the couple tells People.

E! Online reports that Kern himself designed the engagement ring.

According to Us Weekly, the couple plans to tie the knot next fall.

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