May 08, 2002 04:40 PM

BORN: Rocker and “Ally McBeal” costar JON BON JOVI, 40, and his wife of 13 years, DOROTHEA, age unreported, welcomed their third child, a boy named Jacob, Tuesday in New Jersey, his record label told the Associated Press. The couple’s eldest, Stephanie Rose, was born in 1993; Jesse James Louis, in 1995. And former “Xena: Warrior Princess” star LUCY LAWLESS, 34, gave birth to Judah Miro Tapert, all 8 lbs. 8 ozs. of him, on Tuesday at her home in New Zealand, her publicist informed the AP. The baby, reported to be in good health, is the second child for Lawless and husband ROBERT G. TAPERT, who was the executive producer of her syndicated adventure series, which left the air last year. The couple also have a son, 2, and Lawless has a daughter, 13, from a previous marriage. . . CONFIRMED: As expected, an autopsy report on the April 5 death of Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley, 34, has established that he died of a heroin and cocaine overdose, reports the Associated Press. Drug paraphernalia was reportedly at the Seattle-based grunge singer’s side when his body was discovered some two weeks after the overdose . . . APPROVED: The 9-month-old baby boy being adopted by married couple Angelina Jolie, 26, and Billy Bob Thornton, 46, is among 18 Cambodian children cleared by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for adoption by American families, an INS spokesman has told the Associated Press. Jolie and Thornton have said that they met their son, named Maddox, while visiting a Cambodian orphanage last November . . . SUED: Penthouse magazine on Tuesday formally apologized for misidentifying Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, 20, as the topless subject of a photo layout in its June issue, but a spokesman for the athlete said that she has filed a lawsuit against the magazine anyway, reports Reuters. “In our mind the apology was as false as the photos,” said David Schwab. The suit for invasion of privacy and misappropriation of identity seeks more than $10 million in damages . . . RECOVERED: Former judge and boxing referee Mills Lane, 64, is expected to be released from a New York hospital on Friday, well ahead of schedule, reports the AP. He will then enter a rehabilitation facility as an outpatient, said a representative. Lane, who starred in the nationally syndicated TV show “Judge Mills Lane” for three years (before its cancellation last April), was stricken with a stroke March 31 in his Reno, Nev., home. The stroke reportedly affected his speech and resulted in mild weakness to the right side of his body . . . DIED: Makeup artist to the stars Kevyn Aucoin, 40, died Tuesday at New York’s Westchester Medical Center from complications of a metabolic disorder, his friend Marcy Engelman told the AP. He had been treated for a pituitary brain tumor in the past year, she said. Among Aucoin’s canvases: Britney Spears, Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow. A political activist, especially for gay rights, he was also the author of three books, “Face Forward,” “Making Faces” and “The Art of Makeup.” He also recently had started his own product line.

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