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By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated October 31, 2002 01:15 PM
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FILED: Emmy-winning Australian actress Judy Davis, 47, (“Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows”) was granted a six-month restraining order Wednesday against her husband, actor Colin Friels, 50, after a domestic dispute, the Associated Press reports. Friels, who allegedly broke a glass table and threw Davis to the ground during an argument at their home on Sunday night, did not oppose the order during his court appearance. Davis did not appear in court, but she reportedly told police that she feared for her safety and said she was arguing with her husband about a newspaper article. A prosecutor said Davis was not pressing for any further legal action.

REQUESTED: Rapper and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” costar Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow), 44, who is engaged to swimsuit model Nicole Austin, appeared in a New York courtroom this week to demand a DNA test to prove whether he is the father of a one-year-old child, Kevin Ice Marrow, whose mother is Linda Marie Sanchez, the New York Daily News reports. Sanchez, an aspiring actress, dated Ice-T for five months and now reportedly wants 17 percent of his annual income as child support. The court granted Ice-T his request for the test.

REMOVED: Kevin Costner, 47, is recuperating at his Southern California home after having his appendix removed last week, the Associated Press reports. “He has another week at home,” his publicist, Paul Bloch, said Wednesday. The surgery was described as a common appendectomy. At the moment, the “Dances with Wolves” star is in the process of editing “Open Range,” a Disney Western he directed and stars in with Robert Duvall.

NEEDED: Soulful singer Barry White, 58, whose hits include “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe,” and “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything,” needs a new kidney to offset years of high blood pressure, his record label confirmed to Los Angeles TV station NBC4 Wednesday. White started kidney dialysis treatment last month, according to the Island Def Jam Music Group. Once he is stabilized, he will be a kidney transplant candidate, the label said.

FINALIZED: The parents of tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams completed their divorce in Florida Tuesday, reports AP. The divorce apparently will not affect the advisory roles that Richard and Oracene Williams play in their daughters’ careers, said Raymone Bain, a publicist for the parents.

MOURNED: Kam Fong Chun, 84, who played Detective Chin Ho Kelly in the hit 1968-78 CBS crime series “Hawaii Five-O,” died on Oct. 18 in Honolulu after a long fight with lung cancer, his family said Wednesday. Family members did not announce the actor’s death for nearly two weeks because they said they wanted some private time after having shared him with the public for so many years.