WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regis Philbin will have another round of new co-hosts on his morning talk show, at least for a little while.
Philbin's sidekick, Kelly Ripa of the ABC soap opera "All My Children," is going on maternity leave. Her last day is Friday, and she'll be gone just four weeks.
In the meantime, Philbin said, a series of college students will fill in on the syndicated "Live with Regis & Kelly."
Ripa, 30, and her husband, "All My Children" co-star Mark Consuelos, already have a 3-year-old son, Michael Joseph. She replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as Philbin's co-host in February.
Actress tells her side
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Linda Fiorentino says the producers of a now-defunct biographical film project about painter Georgia O'Keeffe added explicit nude scenes to the script without her approval.
The accusation surfaced in a cross-complaint the actress filed Wednesday in response to a lawsuit from the German studio Art Oko Film, producers of "Till the End of Time."
The independent studio sued Fiorentino in April for $5 million, alleging she halted production and sunk the film by repeatedly failing to appear on the set.
Fiorentino claims the filmmakers altered the original script to include "unnecessary, prurient sex scenes emphasizing full frontal nudity" that she refused to perform.
"Till the End of Time" was scheduled to begin filming last summer with Fiorentino as O'Keeffe and Ben Kingsley as photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Sharon Stone sues
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sharon Stone has sued two producers claiming breach of a $14 million oral contract to reprise the murderous lead role in "Basic Instinct II," the defunct sequel to the sexy 1992 film that made her a star.
She claims she turned down other film offers, even "moving to a health and fitness spa to achieve the physical effect requested by defendants."
Stone's attorney, Bert Fields, filed a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit Wednesday. The action seeks more than $100 million in damages from Andrew Vajna and Mario Kassar of C-2 Pictures, formerly Carolco Pictures.
The duo made the "Rambo" action series starring Sylvester Stallone and "Total Recall" with Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Rex Weiner, a spokesman for Vajna and Kassar, declined comment Wednesday.
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