Funnyman Jamie Foxx, 35, was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, battery on police officers, and resisting arrest April 26 in New Orleans, after he and his sister allegedly refused to leave Harrah’s Casino and scuffled with police. Foxx, in town shooting the Ray Charles biopic Unchain My Heart, was released on $1,900 bond. He has pled innocent…. Shelley Morrison, 66, who plays Rosario on NBC’s Will & Grace, was arrested on misdemeanor theft charges in Los Angeles, April 23. Booked under the name Rachel Dominguez, she was released on $20,000 bail after allegedly shoplifting $464 worth of costume jewelry from a Robinsons-May department store. She will be arraigned May 14. A rep for the actress says ”she intends to mount a vigorous defense.”
When the music’s over, turn on the lights in the courtroom. The parents of Doors frontman Jim Morrison and those of his late girlfriend Pamela Courson are suing two surviving members, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, saying they ”maliciously misappropriated” the band’s name when they re-formed with singer Ian Astbury of the Cult (also named in the suit). According to the lawsuit, Morrison’s parents and Courson’s parents each own half of Morrison’s share in the Doors.
Even Moses came down from the mountain eventually. Charlton Heston, 78, stepped down as president of the National Rifle Association on April 25…. Nothing compares 2 retirement: Sinead O’Connor, 36, announced that she will hang up the mic ”to pursue a different career” as of July.
Growing Pains dad Alan Thicke, 56, is experiencing a different kind of pain after he was hit in the face with a puck while playing hockey with actor Michael Vartan (Alias). Thicke, who was not wearing sufficient protective headgear, lost five teeth and required 30 stitches…. Rapper Freaky Zeeky (ne Ezkiel Jiles), 27, was injured and associate Eric Mangrum, 28, was killed after a gunfight in New York City April 25. The MC, a member of the Diplomats, is in stable condition with wounds to the chest and abdomen. Zeeky’s rep had no comment about the incident, which was sparked by a minor traffic accident…. Jack Osbourne, 17, son of Ozzy, checked into Las Encinas hospital in Pasadena, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic, April 28.
Writer Peter Stone, 73, author of films like Charade and Broadway musicals including 1776, and one of the first scribes to win an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony, of pulmonary fibrosis, in New York City, April 26.
Expect this one to stick the landing: Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, 31, and husband Bret Hedican, 32, of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, are expecting their first child in October.
Luke Perry, 36, and wife Minnie will separate after nine years. They will share custody of children Jack, 5, and Sophie, 2…. The wife of CBS head Les Moonves, 53, filed for divorce April 22 in L.A. after 24 years, citing irreconcilable differences. They have three children. – Evan Serpick and Missy Schwartz