Plus: Trump refutes Jacko story, Blake jurors miffed, and more

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated March 25, 2005 08:00 AM

BORN: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, 34, and his wife, ex-porn star Deven Davis, 29, welcomed a baby boy last Friday and they have named him Pirate, the rocker reports on his blog. Actually, the child’s full name is Pirate Howsmon Davis. His dad says the new arrival is doing just fine. “I can’t describe how I’m feeling right now,” writers Davis, who also has a 9-year-old named Nathan from a 1999-2002 marriage.

REFUTED: Donald Trump is not so keen on booking Michael Jackson into a Las Vegas show, despite reports that he wants to sign the embattled pop star. “It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think he’d show up half the time,” Trump told TV’s The Insider. “I can’t imagine what the insurance policy would be like,” he added.

ADMONISHED: Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jane Solomon told lawyers for bitterly estranged spouses Liza Minnelli and David Gest on Thursday that their lawsuits are “ridiculous” and that she’s tired of their “whiny garbage,” reports New York’s Daily News. “It’s undignified, it’s unprofessional, and it will stop,” said Solomon. Gest is suing Minnelli for $10 million, claiming she assaulted him during their 16-month marriage. She has countersued for $2 million, alleging he absconded with her concert money.

DEMANDED: Jurors who last week acquitted Robert Blake of murder – and were later called “incredibly stupid” by District Attorney Steve Cooley – want an apology, AP reports. “I’m just disgusted,” says Blake jury foreman Thomas Nicholson. “It appears to me he has no faith in the jury selection. After all, it was his people who helped choose us.” Cooley, however, stands by his comments, saying: “There was a failure in this case. It was not my prosecutor. It was not the work of LAPD. It was the jurors didn’t quite get it.” He does concede, “I could have phrased it differently.”

BOOKED: A Nashville man being filmed for the TV show Wife Swap has been charged with striking his 13-year-old daughter in the face after a production crew sought treatment for the girl, reported the Associated Press. Yanni Panagiotakis, 38, was charged with domestic assault. Production on the episode featuring his family was shut down. Panagiotakis, who was arrested Tuesday night at his home, is now free on $1,000 bond.