- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wynonna to divorce

Country singer Wynonna Judd said she filed for divorce yesterday after her husband was arrested on sex charges involving a minor.

According to Nashville, Tenn., police, Dan R. Roach was arrested on Thursday in Abilene, Texas, and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery against a child younger than 13, Associated Press reports. He is expected to be extradited from Texas back to Nashville, said police spokesman Don Aaron.

“I am obviously devastated,” Miss Judd said in a statement posted on her Web site. “Our family will pull together, begin the healing process and hopefully — by the Grace of God — become stronger. We will move forward with our faith, family and our friends to find resolution to this difficult situation.”

The couple married in November 2003. The singer said she cited irreconcilable differences as a reason for divorce. A copy of the filing wasn’t immediately available.

Mr. Roach had been receiving treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at a rehabilitation clinic in Buffalo Gap, Texas, since Feb. 21, Miss Judd said.

Miss Judd has sold nearly 30 million albums as a solo artist and is half of the mother-daughter duo the Judds.

Rocker’s wife busted

Something apparently has Mary Weiland, wife of Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland, all shook up. She was arrested last weekend after police say she torched the rocker’s $10,000 wardrobe in front of the couple’s home in Toluca Lake, Calif, TMZ.com reports.

Mrs. Weiland, 31, was booked for investigation of felony arson vandalism after cops responded to a “female burning clothes” call late Saturday evening, the celebrity Web site said. She was later released after posting $50,000 bail.

The arrest came only hours after the couple got the boot from the Graciela Hotel in Burbank following a ferocious argument that reportedly left the Weilands’ room in shambles and blood on the linens, TMZ reported. The hotel is pressing charges against the Weilands for the damage they reportedly caused.

I go zoom

Comic actor Eddie Griffin has had a few notable box office hits — “Undercover Brother” and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” to name a few. But we’re guessing that may not be enough to cover the rare Ferrari Enzo, valued at $1.5 million, that he totaled Monday.

According to AP, Mr. Griffin, 38, was practicing for a charity race to promote his upcoming film, “Redline,” when he drove too fast around a curve at the Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif. Video footage shows the red sports car screeching before it ricocheted off the barrier with heavy damage to its front. The film’s publicist, Wendy Zocks, said Mr. Griffin was “doing OK.”

The Enzo is owned by “Redline” executive producer Daniel Sadek, whose exotic car collection is featured in the film. Mr. Sadek said the Enzo was damaged beyond repair. Only 400 Ferrari Enzos were produced, all between 2002 and 2004.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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