Thursday, March 7, 2002
P. Diddy does daddy thing
New York ï¿½ Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached a child support settlement that ends a year of litigation in Manhattan Family Court.
The support agreement for 3-year-old Christian Casey Combs was sealed, but the rap impresario's lawyer, Eleanor Grosz, said it runs until the child turns 21 and provides for his education, medical care and other needs.
The parents have joint legal custody, but Christian's primary residence will be with his mother in Columbus, Ga., Grosz said. The agreement "allows for full involvement by both parents" in his upbringing, she said.
No harmony in family
Los Angeles ï¿½ Edward James Olmos has filed for divorce from "The Sopranos" co-star Lorraine Bracco.
The actors married in 1994 and have been separated since 1997, according to forms filed in court Friday and made public Tuesday. They have no underage children, according to the documents.
Olmos, who gained fame playing a dour police lieutenant in the TV series "Miami Vice," is starring in the PBS drama "American Family." His films include "Stand and Deliver" and "Selena."
Bracco plays Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Tony Soprano's psychiatrist on HBO's "The Sopranos."'
Top name in comedy
Los Angeles ï¿½ Bob Hope donated $1 million to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to help build an archive of comedy performances.
Linda Hope, the comedian's daughter, presented the check Tuesday in the name of her father and mother, Dolores Hope.
Bob Hope will turn 99 on May 29 and has been in poor health in recent years.
The money is set aside for the Academy's Archive Comedy Collection, which includes comedy performances and interviews with Steve Allen, Bea Arthur, Phyllis Diller, Bob Newhart, Barbara Eden and others.
Academy officials hope someday to make the entire collection available over the Internet.
Third time wasn't charm
Los Angeles ï¿½ Roseanne has filed for divorce from her third husband, Ben Thomas, citing irreconcilable differences.
Roseanne and Thomas, her former bodyguard, have been married since Valentine's Day 1995. The 49-year-old comedian-actress has asked for full custody of their 6-year-old son, Buck, with visitation rights for the 35-year-old Thomas, court papers showed Monday.
It was the second time Roseanne filed for divorce from Thomas. She filed papers after a New Year's Day 1998 event in which Thomas allegedly broke a lamp and window at the couple's Bel-Air home. The city attorney's domestic violence unit decided not to file charges.