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Goodness gracious – legend weds 7th time

Sat., March 31, 2012

Rock ’n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has married for a seventh time in Mississippi, and the new bride is his cousin’s ex-wife.

Judith Ann Coghlan Lewis, 62, worked several years as Lewis’ caretaker at his home in Nesbit, Miss., just south of Memphis.

She said she and the 76-year-old Lewis never intended to fall in love. It just happened.

The Adams County circuit clerk’s office said the marriage license shows the couple were married March 9 in Natchez, Miss.

The bride was previously married to one of Lewis’ cousins, Rusty Brown. They divorced in 2010.

Rusty’s older sister, Myra Gale Brown, married Lewis in 1957 when she was 13 and was his third wife.

The new Mrs. Lewis said she and her husband plan to record a gospel album together.

Queen a great-grandmum again

Buckingham Palace says Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, have had a baby girl – giving Queen Elizabeth II her second great-grandchild.

Isla Elizabeth Phillips, born Thursday, weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

She will be 13th in line to the British throne, after her older sister Savannah.

Peter Phillips is the son of Princess Anne.

Olbermann old news at Current TV

After barely a year, Current TV has sacked fiery host Keith Olbermann.

In a statement Friday afternoon, former Vice President Al Gore and legal entrepreneur Joel Hyatt, who co-founded the upstart cable network, took an extraordinary swipe at their outspoken host, who endured rocky tenures with a series of previous network employers, including MSNBC and EPSN. “Countdown,” Olbermann’s show, will be canceled immediately.

Gore and Hyatt said Current was founded on “the values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.” Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, whose CNN talk show failed to catch on, will replace Olbermann, the pair added.

The host bashed back quickly. “I’d like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV,” Olbermann tweeted late Friday. He vowed a lawsuit against the network.

The birthday bunch

Actor William Daniels is 85. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 78. Actress Shirley Jones is 78. Musician Herb Alpert is 77. Actor Christopher Walken is 69. Former Vice President Al Gore is 64. Actress Rhea Perlman is 64. Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 57. Actor William McNamara is 47. Actor Ewan McGregor is 41. Jazz musician Christian Scott is 29.


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