September 25, 2006 12:00 PM


Japan’s Princess Kiko, 40, gave birth to a boy via C-section Aug. 6, providing the first male heir in nearly 41 years to the world’s oldest continuous monarchy. Princess Kiko and Prince Akishino, 40, who have two daughters, announced the baby’s name, Hisahito, at a ceremony Sept. 12…. Amy Acker (Alias), 29, and her husband, actor James Carpinello (So NoTORIous), 31, welcomed their second child, a daughter, Ava Grace, Sept. 1 in L.A.


Rapper 50 Cent lost some street cred on Sept. 8 in Manhattan after police pulled him over for making a lane change in his Lamborghini without signaling, handcuffed him and escorted him to a local police precinct “for safety reasons because a crowd gathered,” said an NYPD spokeswoman. The rapper, 31, was cited for making an unsafe lane change and driving with an expired license in an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. His rep had no comment…. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Mr. Eko on Lost, was arrested Sept. 2 near Honolulu for disobeying an officer and driving without a license after being stopped for a traffic violation. The British actor, 39, was released on $500 bail and is due in court Sept. 26.


Quick-name-change artist Sean Combs (above) has been banned from using his most recent moniker, “Diddy,” in Britain because it was already being used by U.K. record producer Richard “Diddy” Dearlove. The two reached a settlement on Sept. 11 in London’s High Court in which Combs, 36, offered to market himself as “P. Diddy” in Britain and agreed to pay more than $18,000 in damages to Dearlove. Added Combs: “I am blessed that I have many, many names to choose from.”


Nearly nine months after James Frey, 37, admitted to fabricating parts of his bestselling memoir A Million Little Pieces, the writer and his publisher, Random House, Inc., reached an agreement on Sept. 7 to settle lawsuits filed by readers seeking refunds. However, the publisher’s rep told the AP, the settlement still “requires court approval.”


A postparty trip to In-N-Out Burger in L.A. landed Paris Hilton in ‘n’ out of police custody. Authorities saw the reality star erratically driving her Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren on Sept. 7, and she was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Hilton, 25, whose Breathalyzer test yielded a .08 percent (the legal minimum in California for DUI), was booked at a nearby station and released. On Ryan Seacrest’s radio show the next day, Hilton admitted to having one margarita before getting in the car. Says her rep: “She regrets the entire event. It was personally humiliating for her; she is not taking it lightly.”

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