PASSAGES: Love Charged with Misdemeanor

10/09/2003 AT 10:23 AM EDT

CHARGED: Prosecutors on Tuesday charged singer-actress Courtney Love, 39, with a misdemeanor drug count after an incident in which she allegedly tried to break into the Los Angeles home of her manager and ex-boyfriend, Jim Barber, reports the Associated Press. An arraignment is scheduled for Friday for Love, the widow of Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain and a Golden Globe nominee for her role in 1996's "The People vs. Larry Flynt."

INSPIRED: FOX is developing a TV drama based on the music of Elton John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The network has committed to a pilot for the show, called "Rhapsody," which will revolve around the lives of two families.


QUOTED: "Oh, he's gonna love it. He's gonna absolutely love it. He loves a little bit of violence, he loves shooting, he loves fighting, he likes all that." -- "Kill Bill" costar Vivica A. Fox, telling The New York Times that her boyfriend, rapper 50 Cent -- who's been shot, stabbed and jailed -- will enjoy the violent new Quentin Tarantino movie


EXPECTED: Monaco's Princess Stephanie, 38, is pregnant with her fourth child, New York's Daily News reports. The former wild child, a daughter of the late Grace Kelly, married circus acrobat Adans Peres, 29, near Geneva, Switzerland, last month; she has spent months at a time living in a caravan as part of Peres's circus troupe, according to Reuters.

DIED: Lyle Bettger, a character actor and frequent big-screen villain in films of the 1950s and 1960s, died Sept. 24 at his son's home in Atascadero, Calif., at the age of 88, The New York Times reports. He appeared alongside Charlton Heston in 1952's "Greatest Show on Earth," and with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster in 1955's "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral." He also made numerous guest appearances on TV shows such as "Bonanza" and "Hawaii Five-O."

CORRECTED: Princess Diana's mother is trying to set the record straight about her relationship with her daughter in an authorized biography, Reuters reports. The pair's estrangement in the four months before Diana's death has been described as an irreparable rift, but royal mum Frances Shand Kydd told biographers that she never considered their argument permanent until Diana's tragic death in a 1997 car crash. "Of course we argued," she told the writers, but added: "Who wants a wishy-washy mum?"

PRESERVED: The Louis Armstrong House in Queens, N.Y., will open next week as a museum paying homage to the jazz great, reports The New York Times. The house has stood vacant since Satchmo's widow, Lucille Armstrong, died in 1983, so over-the-top touches like an all-turquoise kitchen and an all-mirrored bathroom survived the minimalist 1990s intact, the paper notes.

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