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Celebrity news for the week of April 18, 2005

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WEDDINGS

Kelly Stables (The Ring Two), 21, wed talent manager Kurt Patino March 26. It is her first wedding.

BIRTHS

Holy Bat babies! Christian Bale (who’ll don the cape for this summer’s Batman Begins), 31, and wife Sibi welcomed their first child, a daughter. The couple is keeping mum on the girl’s name and date of birth. . . .Ahoy! Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, 35, and wife Deven, 29, welcomed son Pirate, March 18. He joins brother Nathan, 9, from Davis’ previous marriage.

DIVORCES

Breaking the hearts of optimists everywhere, Friend Jennifer Aniston, 36, filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, 41, her husband of four and a half years, March 25 in L.A., citing irreconcilable differences.

HIRED

On March 24, News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting announced that FX president Peter Liguori, 44, will assume the role of president of entertainment, a spot being vacated by Gail Berman, 47, who is in discussions to take a ”senior creative role” at Paramount Pictures.

COURTS

Actor Tom Sizemore, 43, was sentenced in an L.A. court March 24 to 17 months in jail and four months in a rehab facility for failing drug tests while on probation for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Sizemore remains free pending appeals. . . .In a breach-of-contract suit filed March 11 in NYC, Columbia Pictures alleges that Bad Boy Entertainment failed to pay costs and artist royalties associated with the soundtrack to the film Bad Boys 2. Columbia is seeking damages in excess of $1.6 million. Reps for Bad Boy did not return calls for comment. . . .The tables were turned on American Idol judge Paula Abdul, 42, when she was sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to pay $1,100 after pleading no contest March 24 in L.A. to a December misdemeanor hit-and-run incident. In a statement, Abdul’s attorney said, ”She is pleased the matter could be resolved today in traffic court.”. . .On March 21, Growing Pains‘ Tracey Gold, 35, received three years’ probation and had her license suspended for a year in connection with a Sept. 3 accident during which the actress’ SUV rolled down an embankment, injuring her husband and 7-year-old son. . . .Jadakiss (né Jason Phillips), 29, was given a deferred hearing by a Fayetteville, N.C., court March 23 on drug and weapons charges. The rapper underwent a drug exam and was ordered to stay out of trouble for three months. Last July, cops claimed to find two guns and a small amount of marijuana in the rapper’s car. . . .Thomas Johnson filed a copyright-infringement suit March 22 in L.A. against MGM Pictures, claiming that the studio’s 2002 film Barbershop was taken from a treatment he wrote about a South Side, Chicago, barbershop. Johnson seeks unspecified damages. . . .On March 24, a California District Court judge ordered Sony to pay $90 million to Immersion Corp. for violating a patent the company holds on technology used in Sony PlayStation’s dual shock controllers. Sony declined to comment.