LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Halle Berry and her musician husband, Eric Benet, have sued the Star tabloid for libel for describing their marriage as "on the rocks."
The couple, who wed in January, also accused the tabloid of invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress in the lawsuit filed in Superior Court on Wednesday. It seeks $5 million in damages.
Producer sues actress
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A German producer is suing Linda Fiorentino, claiming the actress' prima donna conduct led to the demise of "Till the End of Time," a biopic about artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
The film, which was to star Fiorentino as O'Keeffe and Ben Kingsley as photographer Alfred Stieglitz, was to begin production on July 19, 2000, according to the complaint that Art Oko Film filed Tuesday in Superior Court.
Fiorentino, however, demanded a week's delay, and once on the set "held production of the picture hostage to her whims," the lawsuit says.
Wilson fights copycats
BOSTON (AP) -- Mary Wilson, a founder of "The Supremes," wants copycat musical groups to stop in the name of morality.
Wilson, who has performed on stage for thousands, testified before eight lawmakers and an audience of about 150 onlookers in favor of a bill that would penalize copycat groups and their promoters for trying to trade on the originals.
"They're really demeaning what we accomplished in life," Wilson told the Commerce and Labor Committee at hearing on Wednesday. "The Supremes were singing when black people weren't even considered people in the United States," Wilson said.
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