Top Story: Frost, Law File Divorce
Actress Sadie Frost is seeking a divorce from her husband, Oscar-nominated actor Jude Law, after five years of marriage, citing “unreasonable behavior,” Reuters reports. In a statement released Thursday by her publicist, Frost said, “I have come very reluctantly to the decision that my marriage to Jude is over.” The actress added, “We have agreed that a divorce is the only way forward but we have equally agreed that we will do everything in our power to make certain that this is as painless a process as possible for the benefit of the children. They are our No. 1 priority and have always been so and will remain so.” The couple, who were married in September 1997, have three children–Rudy, who was born in September, Rafferty, 7, and a daughter, Iris, 3. When news about the couple’s marital problems broke earlier this year, Law, 30, vehemently denied allegations that he was having an affair with Nicole Kidman, who co-stars with him in his upcoming film Cold Mountain. Last month, Kidman won a libel suit against the British tabloid Daily Mail over the same matter.
Italian Job Gets Another Crack
Paramount Pictures has decided to re-release their moderate hit The Italian Job in between 1,500 and 2,000 theaters Aug. 29 before the Labor Day weekend, Reuters reports. The film has grossed $96.4 million since it was first released in May, and the reissue should push it past the $100 million mark, especially since the only other wide release scheduled that week is the horror flick Jeepers Creepers 2.
Film Organization Fetes Kidman
The American Cinematheque, a nonprofit film organization, has tapped actress Nicole Kidman as their 18th annual American Cinematheque award recipient. Variety reports the Cinematheque singles out an “extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry, who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture.” Last year’s honoree was Denzel Washington. Kidman will be feted at the annual benefit Nov. 14. The ceremony will air Dec. 1 on AMC.
Jury in Sizemore Case Deliberating
A jury reached verdicts Thursday on some of the 16 charges facing actor Tom Sizemore, The Associated Press reports, including vandalism, threatening to inflict injury on a person or property, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition, and making harassing phone calls. The judge, however, was asked by the jurors to hold off on accepting the verdicts already reached until they had resolved the rest of the counts. “I’m deferring to their wishes in this matter,” AP reports Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. said after summoning lawyers to the courtroom. The jury was to resume deliberations Friday morning. If convicted on all 16 counts, Sizemore faces up to 13 years in prison.
Roseanne To Have Hysterectomy
Roseanne Barr‘s doctors have ordered her to have a hysterectomy, her assistant Becky Pentland told AP Thursday. The surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday. “It’s not life-threatening or anything,” Pentland said. “She’s a real healthy person, so we hope she won’t be down very long.” The operation may delay the taping of her new ABC Family cooking and lifestyle show Domestic Goddess, which is set to premiere Sept. 20.
Star Trek Actress’ Lawsuit Rejected
A federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit against dating service Matchmaker.com filed by actress Christianne Carafano, aka Chase Masterson, who starred in the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, AP reports. Carafano accused the site of participating in creating a fake Internet profile with her image and home address, which resulted in Carafano receiving several unwanted calls and emails, including some threatening ones. The court ruled it wasn’t the company’s fault, AP reports.
Stefani Starts New Handbag Line
No Doubt frontperson Gwen Stefani and her new fashion brand L.A.M.B. will launch their first limited-edition collection of handbags in the fall, AP reports. L.A.M.B. stands for love, angel, music, baby–words that are meaningful to Stefani. In partnership with LeSportsac, the bags are made of black rip-stop nylon and covered with words and phrases in a white gothic font, AP reports.
Role Call: Jack Osbourne Takes a Minute, Spielberg Adds More to Terminal
The newly rehabbed Jack Osbourne will make his feature film debut opposite the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, in their film New York Minute. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Osbourne will play the young manager of a band featuring Mary-Kate‘s character, a 17-year-old punk-rock rebel named Roxy. Ashley will play her twin sister, Jane, an overachiever looking to qualify for a prestigious college scholarship. Can’t wait…Meanwhile, The Reporter writes that Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna have joined headliners Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tom Hanks in the new Steven Spielberg film Terminal, a story about a Balkan immigrant (Hanks) who makes an airport transit lounge his home after he learns that the borders of his war-torn nation have been blurred, voiding his passport and leaving him without a country.