's wife has filed for divorce after 10 years.
Jennifer Butler Murray
, 42, who has also obtained a restraining order, says she left her husband, with whom she has four children, due to his "adultery, marijuana and alcohol addiction, . . . physical abuse, sexual addictions and frequent abandonment." Court papers say that as recently as November, Bill "hit his wife in the face and then told her she was 'lucky he didn't kill her.' "
Bill's lawyer John McDougall said the Caddyshack star "is deeply saddened by the breakup of his marriage." No comment from Jennifer Murray's attorney, Robert Rosen.
Clooney single again
Brace yourself: The beautiful life journey that was
is no more. The couple lasted nearly a whole year, prompting speculation that Clooney, 47, had finally become domesticated. After all, Larson, 29, whose accomplishments include winning
, was the first gf to accompany Clooney to the Oscars.
A baby for baby-faced Clay?
Citing anonymous sources, TMZ.com reports that
, 29, and his best friend, 50-year-old record producer
, have conceived a child - through artificial insemination. Foster, who is the sister of music mogul
, is divorced with no kids. TMZ says she wants Clay to have an active role in raising the baby, who is due in August. The singer's rep has yet to comment
Shania friend denies affair
's assistant and longtime bud
, 37, tells People she did not break up Shania's 14-year marriage to music producer
Robert "Mutt" Lange
. She denied reports that she and Lange, 59, had an affair or that they decided to leave their respective spouses for each other.
Pam brings joy to the gulf
This is for all you lads (and lasses) who've spent sleepless nights wondering what
would look like covered head to toe in a black chador.
Maybe there's a chance: Pam has flown to the United Arab Emirates, where she is set to host a Make-A-Wish Foundation gala on tomorrow.
Pam, who was personally invited to UAE by Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saif Al Nayan, will also take part in a charity auction by offering one lucky bidder a dinner in her company.
Murdoch: Olbermann is crazy
on Wednesday answered criticism that his cable news channel, Fox News (famed for its motto, "fair and balanced") doesn't have a liberal commentator as a counterweight to its eminent political preacher,
. There aren't any good ones out there, says Rupe.
Business site Silicon Alley Insider (www.alleyinsider.com) reports Rupe wasn't happy when someone suggested MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who seems to view O'Reilly as his arch-enemy.
"No. I fired him 5 years ago" when he was on FoxSports, Murdoch said of K.O.
"He was crazy."
How's that saying go? In an insane world, the only sane person is a madman . . .
New Kids to grace Philly
The newly reconstituted musical microwave meal
New Kids on the Block
will perform in Philly for the first time in
on Nov. 5 at the Wachovia Center. Tix cost $37.50 to $77.50 and go on sale June 7 at 10 a.m. Info: 1-800-298-4200 or
» READ MORE: http://comcasttix.com/
What comes around, goes around
has apologized for implying that China deserved the devastating earthquake that killed more than 60,000 of its citizens because of bad karma the nation incurred due to its treatment of Tibet.
"Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people," Stone, 50, said. "I am willing to take part in the relief work of China's earthquake."
The nation's official Xinhua News Agency yesterday said the Basic Instinct star was the "public enemy of all mankind."
Christian Dior dumps Stone
Stone's mea culpa was released by French frockmaker Christian Dior, which deftly defended its corporate backside by announcing that it has fired Stone from its Chinese ad campaign.
Robert Smythe, who founded Mum Puppettheatre in Center City 23 years ago, has resigned as its artistic director. He said yesterday that he is moving on to new projects, including a two-year playwriting fellowship at Temple University that begins in the fall.
Mum "is an important organization moving in a new direction," said Smythe, 47, "and I don't need to be there with them. There's no animosity. But I have been an artistic director for 23 years and I want to do new things."
Mum's next production, a Smythe-directed family show called The Adventures of a Boy and His Dog in ye Olde Philadelphia that was scheduled to open tomorrow, has been canceled.
- Howard Shapiro