- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 1, 2009

A hard day’s night

Heather Mills, ex wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, is being sued by her daughter’s nanny, Sara Trumble, on charges of sex discrimination and intimidation, Denverpost.com reports, citing a story from London’s Daily Mail.

According to published reports, Miss Trumble, 24, says she was made to work as late as midnight and regularly had to blow-dry Miss Mills’ hair and give the former model naked spray tans.

Cook’s kin charged

The half brother of comedian Dane Cook was in a Massachusetts court after he was accused of embezzling millions from the entertainer.

Darryl McCauley was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at Woburn District Court, Associated Press reports.

Prosecutors claim that Mr. McCauley, 43, stole millions from Mr. Cook, 36, while working as Mr. Cook’s manager as part of the comedian’s company, Great Dane Enterprises Inc.

Bacon, wife fleeced

Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick are among the many victims of the massive Ponzi scheme run by disgraced New York money manager Bernard L. Madoff, AP reports.

Allen Eichhorn, Mr. Bacon’s publicist, wouldn’t say how much money his client and “The Closer” star Miss Sedgwick might have lost. Mr. Madoff told federal investigators his investment business was “a lie” that lost as much as $50 billion.

Other Hollywood victims have included a charity linked to director Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, and screenwriter Eric Roth, whose credits include “Forrest Gump” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Celebrity docket

Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving early Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., AP reports. Mr. Barkley, 45, declined to submit to a breath test but was given a blood test, police said.

Matt Dillon has been cited for speeding on an interstate highway, Vermont State Police said. According to AP, the actor, 44, was charged with excessive speed after reportedly driving at 106 mph. Mr. Dillon, whose screen credits include “Crash,” is set to appear in court on Jan. 21.

— Troubled Grammy winner Amy Winehouse has been summoned to appear before a Norwegian court next month on drug possession charges, Agence France-Presse reports. The singer, 25, was arrested with her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, and her hairdresser in the western Norwegian city of Bergen in October 2007 after they were caught with 7 grams of marijuana in their possession.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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