Milestones Jan. 29, 2007

ENGAGED. India's wildly popular screen couple, Aishwarya Rai, 33, a former Miss World, and Abhishek Bachchan, 31, hunky son of film legend Amitabh Bachchan; in a private ceremony; in Mumbai. The Bollywood hotties, whose relationship had fueled gossip in Indian papers for months, have appeared together in several films, most recently the rags-to-riches tale Guru, which premiered in New York City Jan. 12.

DIED. Michael Brecker, 57, rich-toned, 11-time Grammy winner widely regarded as the most influential jazz saxophonist since John Coltrane; of leukemia; in New York City. A prized session player for artists from Chet Baker to Bruce Springsteen, he...

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