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Entertainment news for January 15, 1993

Courtney Love, Fabio, and Bob Saget made headlines this week

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DOC-SOCKING: Rocker Courtney Love is suing L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for allegedly leaking records to the L.A. Times indicating that she registered under an assumed name and was treated with the heroin substitute methadone while pregnant. The Aug. 23 article caused ”shock and injury to her nervous system,” say court papers. Besides, ”the information the records disclosed was false,” claims Love’s lawyer, Farhad Novian. Hospital spokesman Ron Wise says, ”Our attorneys haven’t seen hide nor hair of this suit yet — we’ve just been reading about it in the papers.”…

COMPETING: If you were holding your breath waiting for the day Drew Barrymore and Katharine Hepburn vied for a movie award, exhale. They’re both up for the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Telefilm — Barrymore for the Showtime film Guncrazy, and Hepburn for a CBS Christmas movie called The Man Upstairs

MAMA’S COOKING: In the Brushes With Fame department, romance-novel cover boy Fabio was recently spotted shopping with his parents in a West Hollywood grocery. While Mother Fabio selected cleaning supplies and chatted with her husband in Italian, her son the uomo bello scooped up healthy quantities of Rolaids and Gas-X…

PLUCKING: Kenny Rogers’ feathers have been ruffled by the fast-food chicken chain Cluckers, which claims that Rogers’ Roasters chicken outlets have stolen its menu, recipe, and layout. Cluckers is asking for $10 million in damages; a Roasters lawyer denies the allegations…

HIDING: Looks as if fame has finally caught up with Bob Saget. The Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos star and his wife, Sherri Kramer Saget, have petitioned L.A. Superior Court for an order sealing any records referring to their home address. Though the petition claims that Saget’s popularity ”caused certain events” that led the family ”to fear for their safety,” a Saget spokesman says the petition was routine and had nothing to do with any specific stalker-type actions…

NURSING: Rockers Edie Brickell, 26, and Paul Simon, 51, are the proud parents of Adrian Edward Simon, a 7-pound-2-ounce baby boy. It’s Brickell’s first child, Simon’s second (he has a 19-year-old son, Harper, by first wife Peggy Harper), and Simon’s third marriage (his second, to Carrie Fisher, also ended in divorce).

Sharon Isaak, with reporting by Tim Appelo, Michael Picon, Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

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