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The couple obtained a marriage license Tuesday at a courthouse in Beverly Hills.

Miss Harris called off the couple’s previous engagement in June 2011, prompting Playboy to affix “runaway bride” stickers to an issue introducing her as Mrs. Hefner.

The celebrity website TMZ first reported the couple’s license. It says they reunited earlier this year and plan to wed on New Year’s Eve.

Los Angeles County Recorder Public Information Officer Elizabeth Knox said the license is valid for 90 days.

The Playboy founder has been married twice before. His spokeswoman, Teri Thomerson, didn’t immediately return a message Tuesday.

March of Dimes to honor new mom Reese Witherspoon

New mom Reese Witherspoon is being honored by the March of Dimes for being a model celebrity parent.

The 36-year-old Oscar winner and mother of three will receive the organization’s Grace Kelly Award at its Celebration of Babies event Friday at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The award recognizes celebrity parents committed to healthy pregnancies and families.

Miss Witherspoon gave birth in September to a son, Tennessee, with her husband, talent agent Jim Toth. She’s also mom to Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8, from her previous marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe.

“I was very lucky to have a healthy delivery and leave the hospital with a healthy full-term infant, but so many families in this country do not get that experience,” she said, adding that she hopes her involvement with March of Dimes calls attention to its efforts to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Hollywood has a long history with March of Dimes, said event chairman and Universal Pictures President Jimmy Horowitz. The tradition continues with the seventh annual celebrity luncheon, where star parents Susan and Robert Downey Jr., Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, and Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon also are expected. Mr. Cannon will serve as master of ceremonies for the private event.

The March of Dimes also is inducting new celebrity parents into its Stork Club. Members include Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman, Drew Barrymore and Will Koppelman, and Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.

Compiled from Web and wire reports