April 6, 2013 in Nation/World

Jersey ‘Housewives’ members face counts

From Wire Reports
 

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Three cast members of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality show will face charges following an altercation at a clothing boutique.

A Paramus, N.J., man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in Ridgewood, N.J., on Saturday.

A judge on Thursday determined there was sufficient probable cause to charge them with assault and making terroristic threats.

John Karagiorgis filed the complaint and the reality stars responded with their own, which will be heard next week.

Karagiorgis told the Record newspaper he still has a mark on his forehead from a stiletto heel.

Berry, fiancé expecting a child

Halle Berry is pregnant.

A representative for the 46-year-old actress confirms that Berry and her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, are expecting their first child together.

Berry and Martinez announced their engagement last year. Berry has a daughter with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry. The two settled their custody battle over the 5-year-old in November. This is the first child for Martinez.

‘Blade’ star gets released from prison

Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confinement. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said Friday he’ll be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19.

Snipes has appeared in dozens of films, from “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Demolition Man” in the early 1990s to the “Blade” trilogy. He entered the McKean prison in December 2010 to begin a three-year sentence for failure to file income tax returns.

Snipes belonged to a group that challenged the government’s right to collect taxes. Prosecutors say he failed to file returns for at least a decade and owed millions of dollars in back taxes.

Snipes had appealed in an Atlanta court, saying he didn’t get a fair trial.

The birthday bunch

Country singer Merle Haggard is 76. Actor Billy Dee Williams is 76. Actor Roy Thinnes is 75. Writer-comedian Phil Austin (Firesign Theatre) is 72. Movie director Barry Levinson is 71. Actor John Ratzenberger is 66. Actress Marilu Henner is 61.


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