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Wednesday, August 12, 1998 Published at 12:50 GMT 13:50 UK


Entertainment: Roundup

More jail time for Tommy Lee

Lee: already serving sentence for assaulting Pamela Anderson

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for attacking a security guard at one of the band's concerts.

Lee, 35, is already serving a six-month jail term for kicking his estranged wife Pamela Anderson, and will continue to do time in Los Angeles County Jail.

Lee and band member Nikki Sixx were both charged with attacking the officer at a concert in Arizona last December.



[ image: Bill Cosby still mourning his son's murder]
Bill Cosby still mourning his son's murder
Cosby son killer escapes death penalty

The teenager who murdered American entertainer Bill Cosby's son has escaped the death penalty because of his age.

Prosecutors did not seek capital punishment for 19-year-old Ukrainaian Mikail Markhasev, but he was jailed for life without parole.

Markhasev was found guilty last month of the murder of student Ennis Cosby, 27, during an attempted robbery in January last year.



[ image: Frank Sinatra Jr with his mother Nancy after being released by kidnappers in 1963]
Frank Sinatra Jr with his mother Nancy after being released by kidnappers in 1963
Sinatra's legal move against kidnappers

Frank Sinatra Jr has obtained a court order to stop three men who kidnapped him 35 years ago making money from a film about the crime.

The order temporarily prevents Columbia Pictures paying Barry Keenan, Joseph Amsler and John Irwin, who were convicted of kidnapping Sinatra, then 19, in 1963.

The only son of the late Frank Sinatra insists he does not want to stop the movie being made, but wants any profits to be paid into a beneficiary trust.

Meanwhile, his mother Nancy is returning to the stage - reuniting with her old band for concerts in Hollywood later this month.



[ image: Liz Hurley dropped from Austin Powers sequel]
Liz Hurley dropped from Austin Powers sequel
No more Austin Powers for Liz Hurley

Liz Hurley won't be re-joining Mike Myers as his sidekick in the sequel to his spy spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, which begins filming later this year.

A spokesman for New Line studios insists her absence "is not a product of a bad relationship," though Myers has penned in other familiar faces from the first film to make a comeback, including Robert Wagner and Michael York.

"It is Mike's intention to have a different female lead in each of these films, kind of like the Bond movies," said the spokesman.


Farrah Fawcett in battery court case

Former Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett wept as she told a court how her boyfriend James Orr smashed her head on the floor during an argument.

"I don't remember much of the struggling except for trying to get up. He ended up hitting my head on the asphalt," she said.

Film director Orr, 42, who began dating Fawcett after her break up with hubby Ryan O'Neal, has pleaded innocent to a charge of battery at a court in Santa Monica, California.


Brenda Blethyn teams up with Oscar-winner Thornton

Secrets and Lies star Brenda Blethyn is to star in Billy Bob Thornton's new film Daddy and Them. It will also feature Thornton's girlfriend Laura Dern.

Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston and Diane Ladd are also confirmed to appear in the comedy about a dysfunctional family gethering in a small town to attend the trial of an uncle.

Thornton - who won two Oscars last year for his movie Sling Blade - will make Daddy And Them while waiting to direct Matt Damon in All The Pretty Horses.


It's deadly Dougray for Mission: Impossible sequel

Twin Town star Dougray Scott is to play the villain opposite Tom Cruise in the next Mission: Impossible film.

Cruise will produce the sequel, which will also star Ving Rhames and be directed by action expert John Woo.

Scott is currently starring opposite Drew Barrymore in a modern-day adaptation of the Cinderella story, Ever After, which has just been released in America.


Cybill moonlights in cabaret

Former Moonlighting star Cybill Shepherd is taking a break from writing her memoirs to begin a two-week stint performing at a New York cabaret club.

Her show at Rainbows and Stars will be her first cabaret appearance in four years, and will feature music and stories from her career.

It also coincides with the release of a new CD, Cybill Show.





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