October 05, 2001 10:36 AM

DIED: The liberal, scholarly former leader of the Senate’s Democratic majority (from 1961 until his retirement in 1976), Mike Mansfield of Montana, 98, died in Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington Friday. All told, the respected legislator had served 34 years in Congress. . . PULLED: For the first time since its debut last May, Rosie magazine will not have a photo of its publisher, Rosie O’Donnell, on the cover of its November issue. Instead, Drew Barrymore will appear alone. “I’ve been trying not to be on the cover from the beginning,” O’Donnell, 39, told the New York Post. She’ll also reportedly shun the limelight in December, when a solo John Travolta will grace the cover . . . CHARGED: Jamiroqaui lead singer Jason Kay, 31, will appear in a London court next week on assault charges, reports Scotland Yard. The frontman of the Grammy-winning funk band (for 1996’s “Travelling Without Moving”) is accused of allegedly accosting photographer Dennis Gill and damaging his camera equipment outside Attica nightclub in London’s West End on April 14. Kay will face charges of common assault and criminal damage. The multiplatinum-selling band recently released their fifth album, “A Funk Odyssey.”. . . LOANED: Madonna, 43, has handed over the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s “Self Portrait with Monkey” to London’s Tate Modern museum for a Surrealist exhibit, saying in a statement that it was “like letting go of one of my precious children. But I know that she will be in good hands.” Delivery of the painting was delayed due to grounded airliners following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America . . . SPLIT: After four years, the Australian pop music duo of Savage Garden, with global sales of 20 million records (including “Truly, Madly, Deeply”), have disbanded. Band member Darren Hayes will embark upon a solo career and Daniel Jones, preferring life outside the public eye, has returned home to Brisbane, where the two first met through an ad, they told Reuters Down Under on Friday . . . HONORED: Comic actress Rose Marie, 78, best known as the smart-mouthed comedy writer Sally Rogers on the classic ’60s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” received a star on the Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame Thursday. “I’m usually not speechless, but I am now,” she said as Van Dyke and the show’s creator, Carl Reiner, were among those cheering her on the sidewalk.

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