03:12 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 10/30/2009 04:40PM
Early retirement is treating Mike Piazza well. The former all-star New York Mets catcher and wife Alicia Rickter are now raising two daughters, having just welcomed new addition Paulina Sophia to the family.
"We are blessed to have two healthy girls – we are so grateful," Piazza, 41, tells PEOPLE.
Paulina arrived on Aug. 3 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, weighing 6 lbs., 3 oz., and measuring 24½ inches long. She and mom Alicia, 37, an actress and former Playboy model, are healthy and happy, says a Piazza rep.
Originally posted 02/04/2005 03:00PM
LEGAL LOHAN: Two people are suing actress Lindsay Lohan in a personal injury claim, while her estranged father is threatening to fight for what he insists is his share of her earnings. In court papers, Eddie Pamilton and Ilex Harris claim Lohan was driving in Studio City, Calif., on Aug. 3 when she struck Pamilton's vehicle, leaving the pair with continuing "pain, discomfort and physical disability." They seek unspecified damages. Back on the East Coast, Michael Lohan is suing Lindsay's mother, his estranged wife Dina Lohan, for half of her stake in Lindsay's annual earnings. He estimates his cut to be $3 million, the New York Post reported. The actress's reps have not commented on either case.
Originally posted 01/31/2005 09:00AM
WED: New York Mets baseball star Mike Piazza, 36, married former Playboy Playmate and Baywatch costar Alicia Rickter, 32, before 120 people at a candlelight church ceremony in Miami on Saturday, the Associated Press reports. With former Mets pitcher Al Leiter and Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez among the baseball stars in attendance, Piazza and Rickter took their vows at St. Jude's Catholic Church before boarding a yacht to a lavish reception at nearby Fisher Island. Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Catanello of the Diocese of Brooklyn performed the ceremony and said the Mets catcher was nervous "like a regular groom, but he's OK." Rickter wore a white satin Vera Wang gown and was joined by five bridesmaids, including maid of honor Angelica Bridges, a Baywatch costar, and Playboy Playmates Brande Roderick and Lisa Dergan.
Originally posted 05/06/2004 9:00AM
RULED: Bobby Brown, 34, was ordered to stand trial Wednesday on charges that he hit his wife, Whitney Houston, last December. Brown and Houston exchanged smiles during a 5-minute court hearing in Atlanta, the Associated Press reports. Judge Barry Zimmerman also ordered Brown to turn himself in to authorities July 10 or 11 for fingerprinting. The judge also warned him against having "violent contact" with Houston. The couple left the courtroom walking arm-in-arm and made no comment to reporters.
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