CASH AND CARREY: Jim Carrey has resolved a dispute with ex-wife Melissa Carrey, who claimed his $10,000 a month in child support was not enough to give their 15-year-old daughter Jane bodyguards, horseback riding lessons or a private ski instructor. A spokesman for the comic told Reuters that a deal had been struck but did not reveal terms. In legal papers filed in January, Melissa Carrey claimed the money was needed to support Jane’s classes in drama, music recording and arranging, singing, tennis, dance, Pilates and computers — adding that a $200,000 rehearsal studio would also be nice.
STAR BABY: On Easter Sunday, “Chicago” star Catherine Zeta-Jones, 33, and husband Michael Douglas, 58, welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Carys Zeta Douglas. Carys reportedly means love in Welsh — Zeta-Jones is from Wales — and the baby weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., upon her arrival, the Associated Press reports. “They’re all doing fantastic,” the actress’s Los Angeles-based publicist, Cece Yorke, said Monday. The couple, who were married in November 2000, also have a son, Dylan Michael, 2 1/2. Douglas also has a son, Cameron, 24, from a previous marriage.
KELLY CLICKS: Last year’s “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, 20, lived up to her title. The Texas native’s debut album of R&B, gospel and pop, “Thankful,” debuted Wednesday at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, with about 300,000 copies sold through last Sunday. Not that everyone was thankful for “Thankful.” “‘Dreadful’ is more like it,” wrote New York Daily News music critic Jim Farber.
RIPA RETURNS: There was a homecoming and a new look for “Live With Regis and Kelly” host Kelly Ripa, 32, when she returned to the show Monday after being on maternity leave for the birth of her third child, Joaquin, on Feb. 24. Her hair had grown, and she’s now sporting bangs. She joked that the key to looking younger is for her hair to hide as much of her face as possible. “By tomorrow,” she quipped, “it should all be hair.”
PETERSON PLEA: In shackles and chains for his arraignment Monday, Scott Peterson entered a not guilty plea in the deaths of his pregnant wife Laci and their unborn son. District Attorney James Brazelton filed murder charges and said he would probably seek the death penalty. “I am not guilty,” said Peterson, 30, during the brief legal proceeding in Northern California’s Stanislaus County Superior Court. In the filing, Brazelton said Peterson acted “intentionally, deliberately and with premeditation” in killing Laci Peterson, 27, who was eight-months pregnant with Conner Peterson, the couple’s unborn child.