ARRESTED A 19-year-old woman was arrested for breaking into Brad Pitt‘s Hollywood home after she fell asleep there in his clothes. Athena Marie Rolando had climbed through his window late Wednesday night, and six police officers arrested her on Thursday morning after a caretaker discovered her. Pitt was not home at the time.
LAYING BLAME Two Florida teenage boys, aged 13 and 15, are claiming that an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show” about incest inspired them to rape their 8-year-old sister 10 times. “We’ve never had a show that is remotely close to this situation,” said a spokesperson for the show, “and unfortunately there are situations in this world for which we are blamed.” The boys were each charged with four counts of sexual battery.
SPLITTING After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter have announced that they are separating, although their publicist says they have no immediate plans to divorce. The couple have two young children, ages 4 and 6.
STAYING TOGETHER Carmen Electra assured reporters Thursday that her bizarre marriage to Dennis Rodman has not been annulled, contrary to popular belief. After the two were wed on November 14 in Las Vegas, Rodman’s agent told the press that it was a mistake and the eccentric basketball player had been inebriated at the time. Electra says Rodman had filed for an annulment, but that they both later realized that would be a mistake. The happy couple does, however, live in separate homes.
HEADING TO COURT Thanks to a federal appeals court, which upheld an injunction barring Sony Pictures from making its own James Bond film, the studio is now poised to enter a full-fledged trial against MGM, which wants to prevent Sony from infringing on its franchise. While MGM has released 18 Bond films, as well as the upcoming Pierce Brosnan installment, Sony claims it has the right to make its own because of a deal with Kevin McClory, who produced 1965’s “Thunderball.”
THREE’S A CROWD For the first time in more than 20 years, ABC’s “Good Morning America” finished third among the Big Three morning talk shows, lagging CBS’s “This Morning.” “GMA” replacement hosts Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson begin their new jobs Jan. 18.
TODAY IN HISTORY Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947) were born…. In 1974, Kiss was signed to Casablanca Records. Rolling Stone said of the fearsome foursome, the band is “a sure crowd pleaser. The crowds of kiddies, that is.”