Stephenie Ends Her Run on Survivor: Palau
Plus: Seinfeld suit over house, Rush loses legal round, and more
REMOVED: The end finally came on Thursday night for the once invincible Survivor: Palau player Stephenie LaGrossa, who had been the last Ulong member standing. But after failing to win immunity, the 25-year-old pharmaceutical sales rep from Philadelphia was voted out – unanimously – by her old rival Koror tribe, now leaving the competition between three women and three men. After her torch was snuffed, Stephenie said: “I was outnumbered by an entire tribe. I’m actually really proud.” Stephenie became the 12th castaway voted off and will serve on the jury that will decide who will win $1 million on the May 15 season finale.
SUED: Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica are being sued in New York State Supreme Court by real estate broker Tamara Cohen over their purchase of a $4 million Manhattan brownstone, says TV’s Celebrity Justice. In her legal papers, Cohen claims the Seinfelds never paid her $117,000 commission. A rep for the couple says Cohen did not fulfill her legally required broker duties and rebuffed a generous fee for her time.
REJECTED: The Florida Supreme Court says it will not consider an appeal from conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, 54, over prosecutors’ seizure of his medical records during an investigation into whether he illegally purchased painkillers, the Associated Press reports. Limbaugh’s attorney, Roy Black, said in a statement: “He has not been charged with a crime, and he should not be charged. His medical records will show that he received legitimate medical treatment for legitimate medical reasons.”
WON: Colombian rocker Juanes, dance diva Paulina Rubio and Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra were each triple winners at the flashy Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night. Juanes’s Mi Sangre was named male Latin pop album of the year, while Rubio’s chart topping Pau-Latina won as best female Latin pop album. Juanes also took Latin track of the year and top male Latin pop airplay track for the song “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” (“I’m Nothing Without Your Love”).
ANNOUNCED: CNN Inside Politics anchor Judy Woodruff, 58, is leaving the network when her contract expires in June, to teach, write and work on documentaries, she says. Her announcement said that she made her decision before entering in to discussions to renew her contract. CNN has not said if Woodruff’s show will continue.
MARKED: Larry King can still be seen there most mornings at breakfast time, and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Osbourne (separately) are no strangers to the place, but Nate ‘n Al’s Deli in Beverly Hills is still best remembered as the favorite lunchtime hangout of George Burns and Jack Benny and the hideaway where Doris Day, under sunglasses, would go for bagels. The landmark – named for founders Al Mendelson and Nate Reimer – turns 60 on May 24, so the Mendelson family is turning back the prices to 1940s levels for part of the day (from noon till 5 p.m., not including takeout orders). That means the oversized turkey sandwich will be only 60 cents.