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Monitor: Sept. 30, 2011

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Engaged
30 Rock‘s Tracy Morgan, 42, announced that he became engaged to Megan Wallover six months ago in San Francisco.

Births
Mad Men star January Jones, 33, gave birth to a son, Xander Dane Jones, on Sept. 13. He is her first child…. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Glenn Howerton, 35, and his wife, actress Jill Latiano, welcomed their first child, a boy named Miles Robert, on Sept. 12.

Splits
White House party crasher Tareq Salahi, 45, has filed for divorce from his wife, Michaele, 45, former cast member of The Real Housewives of D.C., claiming that she has entered into a relationship with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, 57.

Apology
Netflix cofounder and CEO Reed Hastings issued an email apology to subscribers for abruptly splitting the DVD and streaming services and making price changes in July. He also announced that the company’s DVD service would be renamed Qwikster and that the streaming part would remain Netflix.

Courts
Ex-Lost star Matthew Fox, 45, will not be charged by Cleveland prosecutors after an assault complaint was filed against him by Ohio-based bus driver Heather Bormann, who claims that an intoxicated Fox attacked her on Aug. 27. She has filed a civil suit against him and is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.

Deaths
Singer Dolores Hope, widow of Bob Hope, died of natural causes in Toluca Lake, Calif., on Sept. 19. She was 102…. Veteran character actress Frances Bay, known for playing Adam Sandler’s grandmother in Happy Gilmore, died at age 92 in Tarzana, Calif., on Sept. 15.

Birthdays
Sept. 23: Bruce Springsteen, 62
Sept. 25: Will Smith, 43; Catherine Zeta-Jones, 42
Sept. 27: Gwyneth Paltrow, 39
Sept. 28: Hilary Duff, 24

(Additional reporting by Stewart Allen)

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