PASSAGES: P. Diddy Sued by Eatery Guest

updated 08/27/2003 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/27/2003 4:12PM

SUED: Hip-hop mogul and restaurateur Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs has been hit by a yet another lawsuit, the second this month, notes the Associated Press. This time around, a Queens woman is demanding $5 million over claims that a bouncer at Combs's Manhattan eatery Justin's assaulted her outside the restaurant. Stephanie Grieson, 35, claims in the suit that after she began fighting with a friend outside the eatery, the 250-lb. bouncer grabbed her and dragged her down the sidewalk, saying: "No fighting in front of this restaurant," The New York Post reported. The $5 million she's demanding is to cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and future plastic surgery.

COMMITTED: Comedian Dennis Miller will be making a three-episode guest appearance on "Boston Public" this fall, according to the New York Post. "Saturday Night Live" alum Miller, who also scored five Emmys while hosting his own show on HBO, will play an investment banker convicted of securities fraud who opts for a community-service teaching gig rather than a prison sentence.


QUOTED: "There are two men in my life I've never fought with. One is my husband, the other is my co-host. Every day before we go on the air, we tell each other, 'I'm really glad I'm here.' " -- Kelly Ripa in the September issue of Lifetime magazine, denying rumors that she and co-host Regis Philbin have been squabbling on the set of "Live with Regis and Kelly"


SENTENCED: Bobby Brown must take another drug test and spend nine more days in jail after breaking parole, a Georgia judge has ruled. The former pop singer and husband of Whitney Houston was on probation for an earlier drunk-driving offense, the Associated Press noted; he was arrested Friday while dining at a restaurant in Alpharetta, Ga. Brown was actually given a 14-day sentence, but was given credit for the five days he has spent in jail since the arrest, the wire service reported. Authorities said the warrant for his arrest was issued after Brown allegedly failed to attend court-ordered community service, drug treatment and a random drug test.

BELATED: More than three years after Rage Against the Machine performed its final concerts with lead singer Zack de la Rocha, a live CD and DVD from the performance will hit stores on Nov. 18, reports MTV. The September 2000 shows were recorded for a live album originally due that November, but the project was shelved after the band split, and then delayed while the remaining band members reshuffled and emerged as Audioslave. The new 16-track album, called "Live at the Olympic Auditorium," includes Rage classics and five cover songs.

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