Clint Eastwood’s wife seeking divorce
Clint Eastwood’s second wife is ending their marriage.
Dina Eastwood cites irreconcilable differences in divorce papers filed Tuesday in Monterey County, Calif. The 48-year-old journalist and reality TV star is seeking spousal support and full physical custody of the couple’s 16-year-old daughter.
The Eastwoods have been married since March 1996 and lived in Carmel, Calif. They met when she was assigned to interview the now-83-year-old actor for her TV news station.
Clint Eastwood was previously married to Maggie Johnson from 1953 to 1984.
Loren, Italian court square on taxes
Sophia Loren once served time in an Italian jail for tax evasion. Now Italy’s top court has handed the actress a victory in a nearly 40-year-long battle over back taxes.
The Rome-based Court of Cassation ruled Wednesday the beauty icon was right when calculating tax owed on her 1974 income. Loren’s tax experts, applying one of Italy’s not-infrequent tax amnesties, calculated that she owed tax on 60 percent of her income that year, but tax officials insisted she should have paid tax on 70 percent of her taxable income. The top court decided that Loren was right.
Tribute to Gregg Allman planned
The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year.
“All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman” will be held Jan. 10 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The concert will be filmed and released later.
Others on the eclectic list of performers include Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, Pat Monahan of Train, Martina McBride and Trace Adkins.
Don Was will lead an all-star band lined up to help celebrate Allman, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The birthday bunch
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 77. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 74. Actor Kevin Kline is 66. Actor B.D. Wong is 53. Drummer Ben Gillies (Silverchair) is 34. Singer Monica is 33. Rapper Drake is 27. Actress Shenae Grimes (“90210”) is 24.