Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have begun legal action against a British tabloid that reported they were going to split.
Their lawyer, Keith Schillings, confirmed that the couple had begun legal proceedings against the News of The World, a Sunday tabloid and Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper.
He said the newspaper had made “false and intrusive allegations” when it reported Jan. 24 that Pitt and Jolie had agreed to separate, to divide assets worth 205 million pounds ($320 million) and had made arrangements regarding the custody of their six children.
“The News of the World has failed to meet our clients’ reasonable demands for a retraction of and apology for these false and intrusive allegations which have now been widely republished by mainstream news outlets,” Schillings said.
Sad but true, take one
A judge has allowed actor Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke, to see each other as he faces domestic violence charges.
Prosecutors filed a felony charge against Sheen stemming from his Christmas Day arrest at their Aspen, Colo., home.
The couple hugged after a court hearing Monday and left in separate vehicles.
Sad but true, take two
Former child TV star Gary Coleman pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor criminal mischief related to a domestic violence incident last April.
His lawyer, Randy Kester, said an argument between Coleman and his wife got out of hand.
“No one was injured and no ambulances were called,” Kester said, adding Coleman has had health problems and was struggling to find work.
The birthday bunch
Actor Robert Wagner is 80. Singer Roberta Flack is 73. Actress Laura Dern is 43. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 36. Actress Emma Roberts is 19.