Plus Brooke Shields, Ashley Hamilton, and other celebrities making news the week of March 14, 1997

SPLITS After 86 days of marriage, Sunset Beach‘s Ashley Hamilton, 22, filed for divorce Feb. 26, in L.A., from model-actress Angie Everhart, 27, citing irreconcilable differences. Hamilton’s marriage to Shannen Doherty lasted 195 days…. Patti D’Arbanville (New York Undercover), 45, filed for divorce on Valentine’s Day from firefighter Terry Quinn, 36, after three years of marriage.

LAWSUITS Suddenly suing… Brooke Shields, 31, and eternal fiance Andre Agassi, 26, filed two suits for libel and invasion of privacy — one against Star magazine, the other against the National Enquirer, Feb. 25, in L.A. The two allege the tabloids published fabricated and defamatory articles, including a Star piece saying Shields has an eating disorder and an Enquirer story saying Agassi has a temper problem. The Enquirer has no comment; the Star did not return calls…. Wind Dancer Production Group, producers of ABC’s Home Improvement, sued for contract interference, breach of contract, and other complaints against the Walt Disney Co., Feb. 24, in L.A. According to court papers, the producers claim the studio, distributor of the Tim Allen hit, is ”violating its contractual duties…by attempting to cut [Disney-owned] ABC an inside deal at terms well below market” for purchase of the next two seasons’ episodes. Disney has no comment.

SENTENCED Death Row Records president Marion ”Suge” Knight, 31, to nine years in prison for violating probation he received in 1995 on two counts of assault, Feb. 28, in L.A. Knight committed the violation when he got into a brawl at the Las Vegas MGM Grand hotel in September 1996. (The fight preceded the fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur.) Death Row will be run by its general and business managers.

DEATHS Gravel-voiced actor David Doyle, 67, of a heart attack, Feb. 26, in L.A. Accomplished in film and theater, Doyle was best known as Charlie’s Angels go-between John Bosley. Says ex-heavenly detective Jaclyn Smith, ”David Doyle was the true angel of Charlie’s Angels.”… Director Larry Stewart, 66, of bacterial infection and heart failure, Feb. 26, in Van Nuys, Calif. Among his finds were Barbara Eden and Barbara Hershey. He directed 200-plus TV episodes, including Fantasy Island and The Bionic Woman.