Justin Timberlake's lawsuit and Destiny's Child internal legal battles make the news the week of January 19
Births It’s a girl, girl, girl for Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, 42, and wife, former Baywatch babe Donna D’Errico, 32, who greeted 8-pound 12-ounce Frankie Jean Sixx on Jan. 2. The couple has four children from previous relationships … Proof that the Ladies Man isn’t all talk: On Dec. 28, former Saturday Night Live actor Tim Meadows, 39, and wife, UCLA student Michelle, 33, welcomed their first child, a 6-pound 14-ounce son, Isaiah Crosby.
Expecting Actors Harry Hamlin, 49, and wife Lisa Rinna (Melrose Place), 33, are expecting a second child in late spring. The couple have a daughter, Delilah Belle, 2. Hamlin also has a son, Dimitri, 20, from a relationship with actress Ursula Andress.
Engaged Sexy chanteuse Toni Braxton, 33, said yes to her beau of three years, Keri Lewis, 29, keyboardist of R&B group Mint Condition. The ”I do”s are scheduled to be swapped later this year. It’s the first marriage for both.
Splits Here’s a new twist on May-December romance. Ex-Ally McBeal star Courtney Thorne-Smith, 32, has called it quits with her hubby of seven months, genetic scientist Andrew Conrad, 36. Though the blushing bride graces the cover of InStyle‘s current weddings issue, Thorne-Smith noted in a statement that there were no third parties involved and the couple ”will remain good friends and will share custody of [their] dogs.”
Courts It’s tearing up her heart. On Dec. 18, ‘N Sync‘s Justin Timberlake, 19, was slapped with a lawsuit for alleged verbal abuse and unspecified physical intimidation of a fan last fall in a St. Louis hotel. JoAnne McGuire filed the suit, alleging the pop star harassed her daughter, Danielle, 15, after the teen stated she thought bandmate JC Chasez was cuter. Says ‘N Sync’s legal team: ”In our opinion, this lawsuit has no merit whatsoever.” … The platinum-selling girl group Destiny’s Child reached an undisclosed out-of-court settlement in late December with former bandmates LeToya Luckett, 19, and LaTavia Roberson, 19. Luckett and Roberson filed suit last March against group members Beyoncé Knowles, 19, and Kelly Rowland, 19, alleging breach of partnership. A related suit against the group’s management is ongoing … He wants half! On Dec. 29, director-songwriter Rene Elizondo Jr., 38, filed suit against his estranged (and once secret) wife, Janet Jackson, 34, claiming she had verbally agreed to ”share equally” the earnings from her music career during their premarital and marital lives together. He seeks at least $10 million. Jackson’s lawyer had no comment … Controversy magnet Courtney Love, 35, filed suit Dec. 15 against Lesley Barber, the ex-wife of the singer-actress’ flame, record exec Jim Barber. In seeking $1.5 million in damages, Love alleges that Ms. Barber has been stalking and harassing her for the last 20 months, including a nasty incident on June 4 when Love claims Barber ran over her foot with a Volvo at Love’s L.A. home. As a result of the injury, Love says she had to drop out of the Sony film Ghosts of Mars because she couldn’t complete the required physical training. Lesley Barber’s lawyer denies the allegations … On Jan. 4, a Fort Lauderdale judge sentenced The Client‘s Brad Renfro, 18, to two years’ probation and ordered him to pay more than $4,000 in repairs for a yacht he tried to filch last August. Renfro has already served a 29-day lockup treatment program in the matter.