Prosecutors: Sizemore Back in Hot Water
05/11/2004 at 08:50 AM EDT
ACCUSED: By having "tested dirty" for drugs in early March, actor Tom Sizemore, 42, has violated the terms of probation imposed for abusing ex-girlfriend and former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, prosecutors tell the Associated Press. Defense attorney Mark Werksman said, "We're asking the court and the public to withhold judgment 'til we have a hearing and have the opportunity to prove that this allegation is bogus."
BORN: Charmed star Holly Marie Combs, 30, and her husband since Valentine's Day, David W. Donoho, 42, a key grip on his wife's WB's series, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, April 26 in Los Angeles, her publicist has announced. "Both mother and baby are happy and healthy," said the rep's statement. Combs's first marriage, to actor Bryan Smith, ended in divorce in 1997, after four years.
BUSTED: Dan Renzi, 29, the openly gay cast member from the Miami edition of MTV's The Real World, was arrested by undercover vice officers Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo., for masturbating in an adult theater, according to the Smoking Gun Web site. Renzi was charged with indecent conduct and spent a couple hours in custody before posting $500 bail. Speaking to the PlanetOut Network, Renzi explained of the incident: "It was Cinco de Mayo. I had tequila. I don't want to disrespect the police, and I don't think the police were wrong. They were doing their job."
ALLEGED: An Aspen grocery store has accused actor Don Johnson, 54, of leaving an unpaid bill of $5,470, according to court records. Other Aspen businesses are suing the Miami Vice and Nash Bridges star in Colorado's Pitkin County Court for outstanding bills, including Aspen Valley Hospital (for $7,345), Isberian Rug Co. (for $1,228), Holy Cross Energy ($1,688 ) and Garfield & Hecht law firm ($2,787). A spokesman for the actor could not be reached for comment.
PLEADED: As part of a plea deal, country music singer Glen Campbell, 68, pleaded guilty on Monday to "extreme" drunken driving and leaving an accident scene in connection with a November 2003 collision near his Phoenix home, court officials said. An aggravated assault charge is being dismissed, reports AP. Sentencing is set for June 14. Outside the courthouse, Campbell soberly told reporters: "Don't drink and drive. Don't drink period. I don't think it's good for you."
ILL: Willie Nelson, 71, has canceled concerts for the next two months to have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a promoter said. Nelson, who reportedly had to cut short a Saturday show in Las Vegas due to pain, had 10 concerts scheduled for the remainder of May and June, including an appearance at the three-day Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., beginning June 11. … Fellow country singer Charley Pride, 66, is expected to make a full recovery following brain surgery last week, says his manager. The "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" singer was hospitalized Wednesday for a blood clot between the brain and the skull. Surgery was performed Saturday at an undisclosed hospital.
DIED: Legendarily laid-back Hollywood agent Phil Gersh, 92, whose A-list clients over the years included Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, David Niven and Karl Malden, died Monday of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home, his family said. An agent since the mid-1930s, Gersh launched what became known as the Gersh Agency in 1949. Today, the business employs 60 agents in offices in New York and Beverly Hills (where Gersh went into work nearly every day until 10 weeks ago), reports the Associated Press.
CAST: TV talk show host Wayne Brady, 31, is joining the cast of the long-running Broadway musical revival Chicago as the opportunistic Billy Flynn (played by Richard Gere in the movie). Brady arrives Sept. 7 and is scheduled to stay in the role until Nov. 11.
HIRED: Zak Starkey, 38, the son of former Beatle Ringo Starr will join Oasis – as a drummer, just like his dad – at England's Glastonbury Festival next month, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, 36, confirmed to the BBC's 6 Music radio station. The group has been playing with Starkey since the departure of Alan White in January. Asked if Starkey was a permanent replacement, Gallagher said: "If he can get us his dad's autograph he's in."
ENVISIONED: Andre 3000 of the hip-hop group OutKast, is developing a potential series with Cartoon Network for its "Adult Swim" block, says the Hollywood Reporter. The project is expected to be inspired by the rapper's life or possibly his alter ego, Johnny Vulture, the guitar-playing wildman seen in OutKast's video for the Grammy-winning hit single "Hey Ya!"