Plus: Hacking sentenced for murder, Kelly Osbourne in rehab, and more

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated June 07, 2005 08:00 AM

PLANNED: Laci Peterson’s mother, Sharon Rocha, is writing a book about her slain daughter, with a December publishing date in place. Titled Laci and scheduled to be priced at $25.95, Rocha’s book is listed on the Web site of Crown Publishing, a division of Random House. Ron Grantski, Laci Peterson’s stepfather, tells the Modesto Bee that he would help Rocha, his longtime companion, write the book. “A lot of truths haven’t been told, and I kind of think they should be,” he said. “Everyone has written little bits and pieces. This story is going to be a good one.” Laci’s husband, Scott Peterson, is currently on San Quentin’s Death Row for killing her and their unborn child.

SENTENCED: Mark Hacking, 29, was ordered on Monday to six years to life in prison for the shooting death of his wife, Lori Hacking, while she slept last July. Judge Denise Lindberg said only the Utah parole board could determine how long Hacking will ultimately stay in prison but that she will recommend it be “a very long time,” reports AP. At his court appearance, Hacking, who had admitted to the murder, said that he’d give a thousand lifetimes in prison if he could amend his actions. “She was the greatest thing that ever happened to me, but I killed her, and took the life of my unborn child and put them in the garbage and I can’t explain why I did it,” Hacking said in a halted voice.

PROTESTED: Following negative comments made a few weeks ago by Barbara Walters on her ABC daytime show The View about mothers breast-feeding in public, about 200 picketers protested at ABC’s headquarters Monday, The New York Times reports. The gathering was called a “nurse in” with placards by the “lactivists” reading “Shame on View” and “Babies Were Born to be Breastfed.” Walters had said that she was recently on a plane with her hairdresser and the two of them were “uncomfortable” with the sight of a woman breastfeeding her baby as she sat next to them. Through a spokesperson on Monday, Walters, 75, said of the demonstration: “It was a particular circumstance, and we are surprised that it warrants a protest.”

RETURNED: Kelly Osbourne, who admitted to being treated last year for an addiction to prescription painkillers, has checked back into a rehab clinic. Nicole Perna, a representative for Kelly’s mother, Sharon Osbourne, tells PEOPLE: “Kelly Osbourne has chosen to enter a facility at an undisclosed location to deal with some personal issues. She plans to return to promoting her album, Sleeping in the Nothing, within a few weeks.” The album, being released Tuesday, is the 20-year-old Osbourne’s second, following her 2002 debut effort, titled Shut Up.

NAMED: The Council of Fashion Designers of America on Monday in New York honored Kate Moss, 31, who often appears nude in photographs, for her fashion sense, reports the Associated Press. Once waifish and so thin she sparked controversy for her look in Calvin Klein’s early ’90s ads, Moss has graduated in recent years to motherhood and becoming a style-setter for her classically eclectic British look.