April 11, 2012 in Nation/World

Travis lawsuit claims office raid

From Wire Reports

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Randy Travis is being sued by his ex-wife and former manager.

Travis said in a statement that the lawsuit filed last week by Elizabeth Travis won’t stand up in court.

“We believe the lawsuit lacks merit and that we have legal defenses to her claims, Travis said.”

The country music star doesn’t address his ex-wife’s claim that last August he hired an armed guard and several men to strip her office of records and memorabilia related to his career.

The lawsuit claims Randy Travis’ employees took computers with working files, business records and even the record plaques from the walls from Elizabeth Travis’ Music Row office in Nashville, Tenn.

The Travises divorced in 2010 after 19 years of marriage.

Gibb too ill to attend Titanic concert

Bee Gees musician Robin Gibb was too ill to attend the London premiere of “The Titanic Requiem,” his first classical work, his son said Tuesday.

Robin Gibb composed the symphonic piece with his son, Robin-John Gibb, and was scheduled to perform a new song during the premier concert at The Royal Albert Hall.

Robin Gibb’s publicist Doug Wright said he is in stable condition in the hospital. Gibb had intestinal surgery last month and was hospitalized late last year for stomach and colon problems. He has not disclosed the nature of his illness but has said a growth on his colon has been removed.

Gilbert OK after dance floor injury

Melissa Gilbert is recovering from the mild concussion and whiplash she sustained on the set of “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday. But despite a trip to the hospital during the taping of the show, she tells fans she’s “alright.”

Gilbert was performing the pasodoble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy when she bonked her head on the hardwood dance floor. Though she was able to finish her dance and speak with the judges after, she later told fellow dancers she was feeling dizzy and lightheaded, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Gilbert was gone at the end of the broadcast, which is when host Tom Bergeron announced she had been taken to the hospital.

Representatives from ABC did not respond to inquiries about whether or not Gilbert would be on Tuesday’s results show.

The birthday bunch

Actor Joel Grey is 80. Actor Peter Riegert is 65. Actor Meshach Taylor (“Designing Women”) is 65. Actor Bill Irwin is 62. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford (Bush) is 51. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 46. Singer Joss Stone is 25.

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