Airline has Love arrested

London -- Hole singer Courtney Love was detained Tuesday by police at London's Heathrow Airport for being "verbally abusive" to the cabin crew during a Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles.

Britain's Sky News television showed pictures of Kurt Cobain's widow being escorted by officers from the plane to a police van parked on the runway. Love was arrested on suspicion of disruptive behavior and endangering an aircraft, an offense that could carry a prison sentence of up to two years.

"She was verbally abusive toward our cabin crew and disruptive," said Virgin Atlantic's director of corporate affairs, Paul Moore.

Helmsley loses lawsuit

Leona Helmsley was ordered Tuesday to pay $11.2 million to her former hotel manager for firing him because he was gay.

The jury took less than a day to decide the $40 million gay-bias lawsuit filed by 48-year-old Charles Bell, awarding the former Park Lane Hotel manager $1.2 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages.

Helmsley, the owner of five upscale hotels in New York and another in Sarasota, Fla., denied Bell's charges and said she fired him because he had used drugs and gave out free rooms to his friends.

In 1989, Helmsley was sent to prison for 18 months after being found guilty of tax evasion in a trial during which she was quoted as declaring, "Only the little people pay taxes."

Welles' daughter seeks rights or royalties to 'Citizen Kane'

San Francisco -- The daughter of Orson Welles is suing two Hollywood studios, saying they should either pay her royalties on her father's masterpiece "Citizen Kane" or hand over the rights to the movie.

Beatrice Welles says in the lawsuit filed in federal court that a 1944 agreement discovered by an archivist appears to terminate a 1939 profit-sharing deal the filmmaker signed with RKO Pictures.

Welles' lawyer, Steven Ames Brown, said his client either owned the rights under the 1944 agreement or was owed royalties if the earlier deal was still valid.

Comedian welcomes first child

Los Angeles -- Comedian Wayne Brady has someone new to entertain -- his daughter.

Brady's actress-wife, Mandie, gave birth to the couple's first child, Maile Masako Brady, on Monday. The child weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

Brady, 30, stars on ABC's sketch comedy "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and is host of his own talk show.

Former Doors bandmates sued

Los Angeles -- John Densmore, co-founder and drummer of the Doors, filed suit against former band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, charging that a tour organized by the pair represented a breach of contract.

On the tour, Stuart Copeland, formerly of the Police, substitutes for Densmore, and Ian Astbury, formerly of the Cult, stands in for singer Jim Morrison. The filing cites misleading advertising and promotion of the new group as the Doors without the consent of Densmore and the estates of Jim Morrison and his widow, Pam Courson.


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