Bullock dumps husband, adopts baby
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Sandra Bullock is dumping her two-timing husband and welcoming a new guy into her life — a baby boy she is adopting as a single mother.
Divorce papers were filed Friday in Austin, Texas, where the 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress has a home. The impending end of her five-year marriage to Jesse James came as no surprise on the heels of reports that the motorcycle mogul had been cheating on her and that the couple had already separated.
Instead, the bombshell, set off by Bullock in an interview with People magazine, published online yesterday, was the news that she brought a newborn son home to California earlier this year and has been raising him unbeknownst to almost anyone.
Bullock and James began the adoption process four years ago. They brought 3 1/4-month-old Louis Bardo Bullock home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Academy Awards. The baby is named after jazz great Louis Armstrong, and was born in New Orleans.
KINNEAR TO PLAY JFK IN MINISERIES
Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes will star in "The Kennedys," the History Channel's first scripted miniseries.
The channel announced yesterday that Kinnear will play President John F. Kennedy, and Holmes will portray first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
Barry Pepper is set to play Robert Kennedy, who served as U.S. attorney general in his brother's administration. Tom Wilkinson is cast as patriarch Joseph Kennedy. The miniseries is scheduled to air in 2011.
CHEF, JOURNALIST HOSTING MISS USA SHOW
Network and pageant officials say celebrity chef Curtis Stone and NBC correspondent Natalie Morales will host the 2010 Miss USA pageant next month in Las Vegas. Officials said yesterday that the show would also feature performances from country star Trace Adkins and pop-rock band Boys Like Girls.
The pageant airs live May 16 from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Representing Hawai'i will be Renee Mokihana Nobriga, 25, of Pūpūkea.
QUAIDS SETTLE UP WITH PROSECUTORS
Randy Quaid won't have to worry about missing any more court appearances after prosecutors dropped felony charges yesterday against the actor.
Quaid's wife, Evi, however, will be on probation for three years after she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of defrauding an innkeeper. She also will have to perform 240 hours of community service.
The couple had been charged with defrauding an innkeeper of more than $10,000 as well as conspiracy and burglary after an invalid credit card was used at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito.
Prosecutors said they had a strong circumstantial case against Randy Quaid, but his wife was more involved with the transactions in question so charges were dropped against the actor.
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