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Stephen M. Silverman
June 01, 2004 09:00 AM

BOOTED: The Apprentice runner-up Kwame Jackson, 29, who was scheduled to judge the Miss Universe pageant Tuesday night in Quito, Ecuador, was removed from the judging panel and asked to return next year after he was seen participating in “inadvertent interaction” with contestants at the official delegate hotel, say reports. Jackson says he was meeting friends who were staying at the JW Marriott Hotel when he greeted a few of the comely contestants. “I honestly had no idea that (the hotel) was off limits to judges, nor that it was the official delegate hotel,” said Jackson. An NBC spokesperson said in a statement Kwame agreed to step down. The pageant is co-owned by Trump and NBC.

WED: Actor Scott Wolf, 35, of the former FOX hit Party of Five has tied the knot with Kelley Limp, 27, a former cast member of MTV’s The Real World: New Orleans, reports the Associated Press. The two exchanged vows in a traditional wedding ceremony Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Ark., Limp’s hometown. “We felt like we just got surrounded by this community of friends,” said Wolf. Said his bride: “It’s Fayetteville. It’s how it works here.” The newlyweds plan to live in Santa Monica, Calif., after a honeymoon in Africa.

ORDERED: Barbra Streisand, 62, must pay $177,000 in legal fees incurred by an amateur photographer who fended off a $10 million lawsuit over aerial photographs he took showing her Malibu estate, AP reports. Streisand’s suit against retired software entrepreneur Kenneth Adelman claimed the photos opened her up to stalkers; he claimed the photos were for environmental purposes, and the court agreed. But when the two sides couldn’t agree on the amount of the photog’s legal fees, the judge ordered Streisand to pay an additional $15,000 to cover the costs Adelman incurred by returning to court during the negotiations.

ALLOWED: Some three years after Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas after shooting a video, a Manhattan judge ruled that her Blackground Entertainment record company could sue the video company, Instinct Productions, for possible negligence and damages, The New York Times reports. State Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead called Aaliyah, who was 22 at the time of her death on Aug. 25, 2001, the record company’s chief asset. Instinct Productions would not comment.

NAMED: Burbank, Calif., officials dedicated the downtown post office to late nearby resident Bob Hope on Saturday, which would have been his 101st birthday, AP reports. (Hope died of pneumonia on July 27, 2003.) The entertainer’s widow, Dolores, who turned 95 on Thursday, sang part of the song, “I’m Going to Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” at the festivities.

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