Apart from that, how was your weekend?
Olivier Martinez confirms engagement to Halle Berry. Perhaps he has a restaurant and a movie called Dark Tide to promote. Why, yes, he does People: "Finally making the news official, French actor Olivier Martinez confirms reports from January that he's engaged to Halle Berry. "Yes, of course it's true," he told The Miami Herald while promoting his new South Beach restaurant Villa Azur. Contrary to reports the actress had a Gurhan-designed ring, Berry's emerald engagement bling was actually designed by Robert Mazlo of Paris, whom Martinez called "a real artist" who has been making jewelry for "kings and queens for many centuries." The Oscar-winning actress, 45, costars with Martinez, 46, in the film Dark Tide. They soon became an item off-screen. Berry has been married twice before – to baseball player David Justice in the early 1990s, and to singer Eric Benét in the early 2000s – and has daughter Nahla, who turns 4 this month, with Gabriel Aubrey."
Goodbye, Brown "Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown can't stand her name ... because of its association with her father Bobby Brown - and now, TMZ has learned, she wants to change it all together. Bobbi Kristina is telling friends ... she's wanted to change her name for years - ever since her parents split - but Whitney wouldn't let her. Now that Whitney's gone, we're told the 19-year-old feels untethered - and wants to finally change her name completely ... making it simply "Kristina Houston." We're told Bobbi has made the decision with a sober mind and is in a "better place" than she's been in a while. It's unclear when she plans to make the change official."
Splitsville "Dennis Quaid's wife has filed for divorce seeking to end her nearly eight-year union with the Hollywood star, E! News can confirm. "We can confirm that Kimberly Quaid has filed for divorce. Contrary to what has been reported, a satisfactory settlement is being worked out for both parties," reps for Quaid tell E! News. What's more, a Travis County court clerk in Austin, Texas (where Kimberly is from originally) confirms that they do have a divorce filed on March 2 by a B.K. v W.D. While the court clerk could not confirm the initials stood for Kimberly Buffington and William Dennis (Quaid's full name is Dennis William Quaid), the divorce petition filed obtained by E! News fits the couple to a 'T." Kimberly Buffington-Quaid cited good ol' irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and is demanding their community assets be fairly divided and she be given spousal support and attorney fees. "The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities…that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation," read court docs."
Michael Madsen arrested (surprisingly not for crimes against hair or impersonating Johnny Rotten) People: "Michael Madsen, who appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs, was arrested following a fight with his teenage son. Madsen, 54, the brother of actress Virginia Madsen, was booked at a Los Angeles County Sheriff's station on a felony charge of child endangerment with cruelty to a child and released on $100,000 bail. He was arrested Friday afternoon at his Malibu home by deputies responding to a family disturbance call. Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau were following up on allegations the actor was intoxicated and fighting with his son, who didn't require medical attention, according to the Sheriff's Department. Madsen's attorney Perry Wander tells TMZ, which first reported the arrest, that Madsen "found his son smoking pot and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It's a family matter and Michael asks that his families privacy be respected."
Tom Cruise better get some taller lifts Coming Soon: "Warner Bros. is eyeing Tom Cruise to headline Clint Eastwood's upcoming remake of A Star is Born. Variety is reporting the rumor, suggesting that the Mission: Impossible star would appear opposite the previously announced Beyoncé. Eastwood's version will mark the fourth big-screen iteration of the film. William A. Wellman directed the 1937 original with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The 1954 George Cukor is probably the best known, starring Judy Garland and James Mason. 1976 saw Frank Pierson tackle an updated version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Cruise will appear in theaters later this year in Adam Shankman's Broadway musical adaptation Rock of Ages."
There's life in the old boy yet Us: "Leap Day 2012 was a jolly holiday indeed for Dick Van Dyke! The veteran actor and perfomer, 86, wed 40-year-old girlfriend, makeup artist Arlene Silver, on Feb. 29, they tell RumorFix.com. The star of Diagnosis Murder and Mary Poppins said he met Silver at the SAG Awards six years ago and "was bowled over by her beauty," he told the site. He then hired Silver to be his personal makeup artist - which led to a friendship. "The last couple of years we kind of fell in love ... She keeps up with me." Van Dyke divorced first wife Margie Willett in 1984 after over three decades of marriage and four children together; he had a longterm partnership with Michelle Triola until her death in 2009. His Feb. 29 wedding to Silver was "kinda on the spur of the moment," the star explained. "We just decided Leap Day would be the best time to do it."
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