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Seen, Heard, Said -- People

SPARKS? Are you wondering what will happen to Arnie Becker and Roxanne? Will the sleazy-but-lovable divorce attorney and his long-suffering secretary on the popular TV series ``L.A. Law'' ever get together? Susan Ruttan, who plays Roxanne, says she and co-star Corbin Bernsen wonder, too. ``We fantasize that in the very last episode, in the very last year, he'll look at Roxanne and say `Oh, my gawd, it's been you all along,''' Ruttan said this week on her own honeymoon in Honolulu. ``And she'll go `bleah!' ''

Ruttan said ``L.A. Law'' fans see Roxanne as the ``eyes'' of the show. ``She's with the audience saying `What is going on here?' She's the one who sort of represents regular people, not the people who are worrying about junk-bond deals, but the people who are wondering if someone will ever love them.''

MEANWHILE . . . This one could be right out of ``L.A. Law'': A husband-and-wife anchor team file for divorce but continue working together - by choice - on a national newscast. Only it's real life: CNN husband-and-wife anchor team Patrick Emory and Donna Kelley are splitting, but continuing to work together - by choice - as co-anchors of the 10 p.m. ``Evening News'' and ``Newsnight'' at midnight. ``This would probably make a wonderful novel for somebody,'' says Emory.

The issue, both anchors agree, is children. Kelley, 35, wants to have another child (she has a 9-year-old son from a previous marriage). Emory, 47, doesn't. With two grown sons from a previous marriage, ``I just don't need to be a father again,'' he says. Kelley, who married Emory in 1988, moved out last summer.

LIGHT IS DIMMING: Jon Bon Jovi says he's worried that stardom is wearing away at him. ``You know, I've written so many songs in the last . . . eight months that I've forgotten what the hell I've written,'' he says in the Dec. 10 issue of US magazine.

Bon Jovi, who married his high-school sweetheart and still lives in his home state of New Jersey, says he's unsure if he's happy with who he is today. ``I'm 28 years old. I'm president of a multimultimillion-dollar corporation. I don't care. I'd rather not have money and be happy than have money and have the innocence taken away.'' Oh, the angst!

COURT JESTER: While posing for a National Geographic portrait of the Supreme Court last week, Sandra Day O'Connor formed her fingers into the shape of two rabbit ears and raised them behind the top of Justice Byron R. White's head.

MOSCOW GIRLS: Venerable journalist Harrison Salisbury writes about Moscow in the December issue of Penthouse: ``Red Square, the sanctuary of the revolution, has the girls strolling, high heels tapping on the pavement blocks, mascaraed eyes, miniskirts, parading around the mausoleum where Lenin lies in state. . . . The girls are rough and ready . . . dollars only, of course.''

BUILDING BRIGITTE: Will Sylvester Stallone ever get off Brigitte Nielsen's case? ``Brigitte was physical perfection,'' he goes on in the current People magazine. ``I thought that's what I needed, and when I fell out of love with her, that need just totally disappeared. . . . She started out shy, and every day became a little more outgoing until she was totally outgoing. After a while, the marriage became a little like a sitcom.''

A HIT: Political team player and ex-Little Leaguer Dan Quayle will be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Dec. 6 in Washington. ``He's the first Little League graduate to be vice president,'' an LL spokesman noted. Quayle's old glove from his ball-playing days in the Hoosier Little League of Huntington, Ind., in the mid-'50s will become part of the collection of the Little League Museum in Williamsport, Pa.

- Dave Bowman

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