LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The wife of producer-director Peter Bogdanovich has filed court papers citing irreconcilable differences to end their 12-year marriage.
Louise Hoogstraten-Bogdanovich, 32, said in a petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that the couple has been separated since Feb. 16. They married on Dec. 30, 1988.
Bogdanovich, 61, directed the 1971 film "The Last Picture Show" with Cybill Shepherd and 1985's "Mask" with Cher and Eric Stoltz. These days, he has a recurring role as a psychiatrist on HBO's mob drama "The Sopranos."
He previously was married to actress Polly Platt and had a lengthy relationship with Shepherd.
The marriage to Bogdanovich was the first for Hoogstraten-Bogdanovich, who has appeared in a handful of television and movie roles.
She seeks spousal support, attorney fees and the restoration of her former name, Louise Beatrice Stratten, according to court documents filed Friday.
Hoogstraten-Bogdanovich is the sister of 1980 Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten, who was Bogdanovich's former companion until her murder in 1980. Stratten was killed by her estranged husband, who then committed suicide, and Bogdanovich later wrote a book about her life.
Nominee studied Hanks
NEW YORK (AP) -- He didn't want to star in an American film because he was afraid his English wasn't good enough.
When he finally took on the role of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, who wasted away from AIDS after fleeing his homeland, 32-year-old Spanish actor Javier Bardem studied the work of American actor Tom Hanks.
Hanks won an Oscar for his performance as a young lawyer battling AIDS in the 1993 film "Philadelphia."
Now Bardem has been nominated for a best-actor Oscar for his role in "Before Night Falls." Other nominees are Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Geoffrey Rush -- and Hanks.
How has the Oscar nomination changed his life?
"Let's say that more people know me and know my work now, which is great, because that's what an actor wants. To be known," he told The Associated Press. "But generally speaking I don't think it will change my life that much. It's something that in three years from now nobody will remember it."
And what will Bardem do if he wins?
"I'll throw a big party and get drunk with my friends."
Jones marries girlfriend
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tommy Lee Jones, known for his stone-faced portrayal of a U.S. marshal in the movie "The Fugitive," has married his longtime girlfriend.
Jones, 54, and San Antonio native Dawn Maria Laurel, 36, tied the knot Monday during a private ceremony in the enclave of Alamo Heights.
"It wasn't a big to-do," said U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, who performed the service.
He declined to discuss details of the ceremony. "These are very private people," the judge said.
The two met in 1995 on the set of the film "The Good Old Boys," said publicist Jennifer Allen.
Jones won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in "The Fugitive." This is his third marriage. He has two children from a previous marriage.
Coppola loses jury award
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Director Francis Ford Coppola has lost his court appeal against Warner Bros. over the film "Pinocchio" and been stripped of a $20 million jury award.
A Superior Court jury ruled in 1998 that Warner Bros. falsely claimed to have a "Pinocchio" deal with Coppola, which prevented him from making the movie with Columbia Pictures.
A trial judge later threw out the jury's $60 million punitive damage award, but left Coppola with $20 million in compensatory damages.
The director appealed to have the punitive damages reinstated and Warner Bros. appealed to have the compensatory damages dismissed.
A three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Warner Bros. had the right to tell Columbia in a 1994 letter that it reserved all rights to a Coppola "Pinocchio" movie.
The appeals court found that even though a long-form contract was never agreed upon, Coppola had signed a 1992 certificate of employment that gave Warner Bros. rights to a Coppola "Pinocchio" project.
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