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Celebrity news for March 24, 2000

New York Giants cornerback Jason Sehorn, 28, surprised Law & Order star Angie Harmon, 28, with a marriage proposal on NBC’s The Tonight Show March 13. She accepted. It will be his second marriage and her first.

Actor Kiefer Sutherland, 33, filed for divorce March 13 from ex-model Kelly Winn, 36, citing irreconcilable differences after a three-year marriage. They have three children from previous relationships…. TV insta-bride Darva Conger, 34, filed for an annulment March 7 in Las Vegas, claiming in court papers that neither she nor Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? producers ”seriously contemplated creating a proper marriage” to Rick Rockwell, 43. Conger also lost her L.A.-area nursing job (her lawyer says she was fired; the hospital denies it).

Comic Richard Pryor, 59, filed for a restraining order March 8 in L.A. against his son, Richard Pryor Jr., 38. The elder Pryor says his son has pestered him since filing a Feb. 24 petition: Pryor Jr. claimed the comedian couldn’t take care of himself due to his multiple sclerosis and questioned the financial management by his father’s ex-wife and caretaker Jennifer Lee. The son’s lawyer declines comment…. Actress Halle Berry, 31, was sued March 7 by Hetal Raythatha, 27, for injuries sustained in a Feb. 23 hit-and-run in L.A. Raythatha seeks unspecified damages and accuses alleged driver Berry of ”gross negligence.” At press time, prosecutors had not yet decided whether to file charges against the actress, whose spokesman, while admitting no wrongdoing, says Berry ”intends to do what she can to make things right.”

Director Steven Spielberg will write and direct A.I., a sci-fi epic and pet project of the late Stanley Kubrick. Shooting begins July 10 for a summer 2001 release, with Haley Joel Osment said to be a contender for the lead. Spielberg, who passed on helming the first Harry Potter film, will then film the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller Minority Report in April 2001.

Country music pioneer Pee Wee King, 86, of a heart attack, March 7, in Louisville, Ky. He cowrote ”The Tennessee Waltz.”… Actor Charles Gray, 71, of undisclosed causes, March 7, in London. He narrated The Rocky Horror Picture Show and was Diamonds Are Forever’s cat-stroking Bond villain, Ernst Blofeld — inspiring Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers films.