- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 30, 2004

Rock rocks cradle

E! Online

One thing Chris Rock isn’t scared of these days is diaper duty.

The comedian and his wife, Malaak, added another kid to the brood, welcoming the arrival of a bouncing baby girl on May 22, his publicist, Matt Labov, confirmed.

“They had a baby last Saturday,” said Mr. Labov, adding that everything is “all good.”

The infant, named Zahra Savannah, weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. The couple have another daughter, 22-month-old Lola.

Mr. Rock has been on a roll of late, having recently been named funniest man in America by Entertainment Weekly magazine and making a triumphant return to stand-up with “Never Scared,” which was filmed before a live audience in DAR Constitution Hall.

Berry stalked

E! Online

Halle Berry has an unwanted admirer.

The newly single Oscar winner filed a restraining order last week against a man who is allegedly stalking her.

According to documents obtained by the syndicated program “Celebrity Justice,” “H. Maria Berry,” as she’s referred to in the court filing, has become concerned with the attention she’s receiving from Greg Broussard, a 35-year-old Louisiana resident, who has identified himself as a former Navy SEAL.

Though Mr. Broussard has reportedly claimed that he has no intention of harming anyone, neither Miss Berry nor her staff are comforted by his assertions, particularly Miss Berry’s manager, Vincent Cirrincione.

“Mr. Broussard has stated that he intends to become betrothed to Ms. Berry, and incorrectly believes that Mr. Cirrincione is Ms. Berry’s father,” the court documents read. “He has stated repeatedly that he will not be prevented from meeting with Ms. Berry and Mr. Cirrincione,” the documents continued.

Miss Berry, Mr. Cirrincione and Miss Berry’s publicist, Karen Samfilippo were granted temporary restraining orders against Mr. Broussard. A court hearing is set for June 7 in Los Angeles.

On the road again

Associated Press

Crosby, Stills & Nash will start their three-month summer tour in Prior Lake, Minn. July 1.

“The evening will showcase songs from Stephen Stills’ new solo CD and the soon to be released Crosby & Nash CD as well as gems from the group’s amazing catalog of hits,” manager Gerry Tolman said in a statement Thursday.

Graham Nash will promote his first photography book, “Eye to Eye,” throughout the tour, which stops in Baltimore Aug. 16 at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, according to the Web site www.crosbystillsnash.com.

Showin’ some love

Agence France-Presse

Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, covered herself with a black cloth bag, tied people in a crowd together with blue string and asked them to “Remember Love,” as she opened her exhibition of the same name in Stockholm on Saturday.

“We should all remember love…They said that in the beginning there was one word, and the word was God. I don’t believe that. I believe the word was love,” she told a crowd gathered for a one hour chat about love, life, memory and art in the Stockholm Kulturhuset, where her vast exhibition of interactive installations, portraits, films and sounds was on display.

Wants bigger fish

New York Post

Lisa Marie, director Tim Burton’s mermaid-shaped former fiance, is hoping to reel in another $5 million from the “Big Fish” director.

Mr. Burton dumped Lisa Marie for actress Helena Bonham Carter in 2001 and agreed to give his ex-love millions in settlement money. But last week Lisa Marie’s lawyer, Judd Burstein, filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court asking that the settlement agreement be rescinded. “We believe she’s due at least another $5 million,” Mr. Burstein says.

Lisa Marie, who was with Mr. Burton for 10 years and starred in many of his movies, was blindsided when Mr. Burton broke up with her, Mr. Burstein says.

Mr. Burton’s lawyer did not return calls seeking comment.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.

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