Halle Berry Restrains Potential Admirer
Plus: Romijn-Stamos divorce final, Housewives to DVD, and more
RECEIVED: Halle Berry has won a three-year restraining order against a San Francisco security guard, identified in court papers as Robert Sawyer, whom she says sent a series of threatening letters to her home. In his papers, Sawyer says his contact with the Oscar winner was a result of mistaken identity and possible fraud, and he begged Berry for forgiveness. Neither Berry, 39, nor Sawyer was in court for the hearing, where a judge ordered Sawyer to stay away from Berry’s home and place of work and to stop contacting her. Berry claimed Sawyer wrote to say he wanted to spend Valentine’s Day with her. “Leave a message where I can reach you. I’m not playing now,” he allegedly stated, according to Reuters.
SPLIT: Former model and X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, 32, and her husband, former Full House star John Stamos, 41, are officially divorced, according to court papers, the Associated Press reports. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Harvey A. Silberman signed off on the family law judgment Thursday, nearly a year after the couple announced that they were separating after five years of marriage. At the time, a publicist said the split was amicable. The marriage is officially terminated as of Tuesday, according to the document. They have no children.
WON: Fresh from their Grammy victories, Usher and Alicia Keys dominated Monday’s Soul Train Awards in Hollywood, with each winning two individual awards and sharing the prize for best R&B-soul single by a group or duo, for “My Boo.” Usher picked up the award for best male R&B-soul single for “Confessions Part Two,” as well as the prize for R&B-soul album by a male artist for Confessions. Keys got a nod for the best female R&B-soul single for her hit “If I Ain’t Got You” and was honored for best female R&B-soul album for The Diary of Alicia Keys, AP reports.
INJURED: A man was shot in the leg Monday night in the lobby of a Manhattan radio station while 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance on New York radio station Hot 97, police said. According to Newsday, the injured man was a member of the rapper’s entourage. The newspaper reported that the shooting happened shortly after 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson), announced he was dropping his protege The Game from his hip-hop clique, G-Unit. The victim, a 24-year-old Los Angeles man who was not identified, was listed in stable condition early Tuesday. No arrests have been made. Hot 97 was the scene of a 2001 incident in which Lil’ Kim’s entourage engaged in a shootout that left one man wounded.
PLANNED: Sara Gilbert, the former trouble-making daughter on Roseanne, is due to headline her own WB comedy being developed by Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, says the Hollywood Reporter. The yet-to-be-titled project concerns fraternal twin sisters who have nothing in common. Gilbert, who recently completed a multi-episode arc on NBC’s ER, will play one of the sisters. The WB is also developing Grown Men, to star former Superman Dean Cain. The show is about five former fraternity brothers, one to be played by Cain, who reunite 13 years after graduating from college.
PACKAGED: The entire first season of Desperate Housewives is due out on DVD on Sept. 20 ($60), featuring extras that will include an alternate ending to the season finale, unrated extended episodes, a documentary on how Housewives has altered the cultural landscape and a Wisteria Lane fashion show. Also due, on Sept. 6: the six-disc DVD set of Lost: The Complete First Season (also $60). Among its extras are deleted scenes, casting tapes, bloopers and a brief feature offering photography by series star Matthew Fox. Meanwhile, this Tuesday, Walt Disney’s Bambi comes to DVD. There’s an unpleasant scene involving the mother.