By Nicholas Fonseca
Updated July 20, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

SPLITS MTV teen dream Carson Daly, 28, and actress fiancee Tara Reid (American Pie 2), 25, are officially no longer each other’s most requested. After weeks of rumors, Daly’s spokeswoman confirmed the split.

COURTS Does this mean he’s made? On July 4 in New York City, Sopranos son Robert Iler, 16, was charged with two counts of felony robbery after he and three other teens allegedly stole $40 from two passersby. In a statement, he said, ”I never, ever would or did rob anyone.” Iler was also charged with pot possession. A Sopranos spokesman says Iler will return when production resumes in the fall….Publicist-to-the-stars Lizzie Grubman, 30, was arrested July 8 and charged with six counts of felony assault and three lesser charges, after an incident outside the Southampton, N.Y., nightspot Conscience Point Inn. Grubman, whose clients include Jay-Z and Wu-Tang Clan (and several clubs, including Conscience Point), allegedly backed her 2001 Mercedes-Benz SUV into the inn after arguing with bouncers; police said 16 people sustained injuries ranging from scrapes to head wounds. Grubman, released on $25,000 bail, could face up to 25 years in jail if convicted. Her spokesman says she regrets the ”horrible incident.”…And this little animal-rights protester got arrested: Oscar-nominated Babe star James Cromwell, 61, and five others were busted July 3 after loudly urging diners at a Vienna, Va., Wendy’s to eat elsewhere. In a statement released by PETA, Cromwell said Wendy’s should stop ”treating…animals like meat machines.” The food chain denies any impropriety….On July 9, a lawyer for Paula Poundstone, 41, announced that the comedian has been in rehab since she was arrested June 27 in Malibu on charges of lewd conduct with a minor and endangerment of four of her other adoptive or foster kids. He says her alcohol problem ”had a bearing on the allegations that led to her arrest,” but he maintained her innocence….The vibrations aren’t so good between Beach Boy Al Jardine, 58, and other band members. He sued Mike Love, 60, and Brian Wilson, 59, June 29 in L.A., claiming they’d deprived him of millions by excluding him from recent concerts. He seeks at least $5 million in damages. Reps for Love and Wilson didn’t return calls.

DEATHS Songwriter Fred Neil, 64, who penned ”Everybody’s Talkin”’ for 1969’s Midnight Cowboy, after battling skin cancer, July 7, in Summerland Key, Fla….R&B singer Ernie K-Doe, 65, whose ”Mother-in-Law” was a hit in ’61, of liver and kidney disease, July 5, in New Orleans….Author Mordecai Richler, 70, whose books explored Canadian and Jewish culture, of kidney cancer, July 3, in Montreal. A film based on his The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was an adapted-screenplay Oscar nominee in ’74….Finnish author Tove Jansson, 86, whose Moomin tales feature an adventurous family of trolls, June 27, in Helsinki….Opera star Gina Cigna, 101, an Italian national treasure for most of a century, of undisclosed causes, June 26, in Milan.