From The Associated Press SAVANNAH, Georgia: A lawyer for Chris Rock said a court-ordered DNA test proved Rock is not the father of a 13-year-old Georgia boy whose mother tried to sue the comedian for paternity earlier this year. Rock's attorney, John Mayoue of Atlanta, said Monday a judge sent results of the paternity test to lawyers on both sides of the case. "The results of the test are that Chris Rock is not the father of this child," Mayoue said. "It is conclusive." The mother, however, disputed the test results. Kali Bowyer, who lives west of Savannah, tried in March to file a paternity lawsuit against Rock seeking child support and medical coverage for her son, Jordan. She withdrew the lawsuit after court officials told her it was outside the jurisdiction of the county she lives in southeast Georgia, because Rock is a resident of New Jersey. Tango’s Take
From News24.com Los Angeles - Angelina Jolie is reportedly furious with Brad Pitt for agreeing to star in a new movie with his former fiancée Gwyneth Paltrow. Brad and Gwyneth - who starred in Se7en together and were once Hollywood's hottest couple - have signed up to appear in new political drama Dirty Tricks, and Angelina is said to be seething with jealousy. A source told Britain's Star magazine: "She hit the roof when she found out. She seems consumed with jealousy. "Angelina did not want Brad to do the project, but he signed up for it against her wishes. She doesn't think Gwyneth has ever gotten over Brad. She even told him she will go away to France for two months when shooting starts, but Brad just told her, 'Well, if that's how you feel, go ahead.' " Tango’s Take
This may be just a case of celebrity weltschmerz, but nothing that interesting happened over the weekend. Celebs and gossip columnists must all be on celebrity vacation. It was more or less a market correction. Here we go: Usher and Tameka Foster got married. We barely have the energy to say it but, Yeah. After bailing on their wedding from the previous weekend (July 28th) they got hitched at his lawyer’s office. Rumors abound why they skipped last weekend’s wedding from failure to agree on plans to Usher’s mother disapproving of the match. Look over your shoulder one last time, that’s the past, we’re moving into the future.
From The New York Times By Devan Sipher IN an era of six-figure weddings when couples obsess about the band playlist and hand towels for the restrooms, one question may get short shrift: Is the person performing the wedding legally able to do so? Daniel Morales and Gwendolyn Baxter thought they knew. Their outdoor ceremony two summers ago in Farmington, Conn., was performed by a friend who had been ordained online by the Universal Life Church. Having heard of other couples who were married that way, they assumed it was legal. But Connecticut is one of a half-dozen places that do not recognize marriages performed by someone who became a minister for the sole purpose of marrying people. Such a minister “doesn’t meet the requirements of the state statutes,” said William Gerrish, a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Tango’s Take
From National Ledger By Tina Sims Shouldn't Jessica Simpson be able to find a date? The buxom blonde has no kids, loads of cash and is still very young. Still she made the cover of Us Weekly recently as unlucky in love and now a report from Life & Style Weekly claims that she is using a dating service. I know what you are thinking - it's papa Joe's fault she can't find love. The magazine has an item in this week's issue that reports that since splitting from Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson has dated a string of musicians and actors - John Mayer, Adam Levine, Dane Cook - but hasn't had luck finding true romance. Cue the rep™: Though Jess' rep denies it, a friend says the star is turning to a professional matchmaker to get the job done right! That has to be some job. Seriously, how hard can it be? Tango’s Take
From NBC6.net HIALEAH, Fla. -- A drive-by marriage proposal resulted in a happy ending on the Palmetto Expressway Thursday afternoon. Scott Saidel proposed to his girlfriend by displaying, 'Marle, would you marry me?' on a Mini Cooper billboard display beside the highway. "I'm a huge car fan and I'm a huge Marle fan, so yeah I would say they're two of my big loves," Saidel said. "It's sort of a sign of what's to come because my life revolves around cars and I guess hers is going to also." The Mini Cooper billboard usually displays snappy messages like, "Take the longcut" to promote the vehicle. Tango’s Take