People talk 4/25/03

Friday, April 25, 2003

Carrey reaches support agreement with ex-wife

LOS ANGELES -- Jim Carrey has reached a child support agreement with his ex-wife, who had gone to court to increase the $10,000 a month she said the actor was paying.

Carrey's publicist, Marleah Leslie, confirmed the settlement Wednesday. She declined to discuss terms but said both sides were satisfied.

In court documents filed in January, Melissa Carrey said a significant increase from the $10,000 was needed so that the couple's 15-year-old daughter, Jane, could continue to enjoy "the prestigious lifestyle" to which she had become accustomed. She also said Carrey has an extraordinarily high income, a $25-million jet and two multimillion dollar homes in the Los Angeles area, while she and her daughter live in a modest home in Hollywood.

Carrey and his ex-wife, who were married from 1987-95, reached the agreement shortly before a court hearing on the matter was to take place Monday.

Fox plans for '90210' reunion show on May 11NEW YORK -- 90210 will be a destination again when Fox brings together the stars of the popular '90s teen drama series.

"Beverly Hills, 90210: 10-Year High School Reunion," is set to air at 8 p.m. May 11.

Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris are among the actors who will discuss their memories of the show that turned them into teen idols.

But Tori Spelling -- the daughter of series executive producer Aaron Spelling -- won't be taking part because she's busy working on other projects, the network said Wednesday. Brian Austin Green won't make it because he's shooting a film in Toronto, and Ian Ziering also will be absent.

"90210" is Fox's longest-running drama series, premiering in October 1990 and ending in May 2000. It followed the scandals, romances and heartbreaks of twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh and their wealthy friends at Beverly Hills High School, which they graduated from in 1993.

Manilow presented with ELLA award

NEW YORK -- Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers' 12th annual ELLA Award Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ELLA Award, named after its first recipient, Ella Fitzgerald, goes to singers whose contributions to the music world are equaled by their dedication to humanitarian causes and community support.

"We are thrilled to honor Barry Manilow for his accomplishments as a performer, composer, arranger, producer and musician," said Society of Singers president Jerry F. Sharell.

"He has also been actively involved with charities and humanitarian efforts around the world," Sharell said Tuesday. "There is no better person who typifies what the ELLA Award stands for than Barry Manilow."

Michael Feinstein, Brian McKnight and Dave Koz are among those scheduled to perform Manilow's songs. The 56-year-old singer will do a special solo set.

Previous recipients include Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney and Peggy Lee.

'Bull Durham' stars to visit with Costas

NEW YORK -- Stars of the 1988 film "Bull Durham" -- recently snubbed by baseball's Hall of Fame -- will talk about baseball, movies and politics when "On the Record With Bob Costas" begins its third season on HBO next month.

Tim Robbins and his longtime companion, Susan Sarandon, will be among the guests joining Costas on May 2. They'll revisit the classic baseball film about life in the minor leagues in North Carolina. The roundtable session will include actor Robert Wuhl and writer-director Ron Shelton.

Robbins, 44, and Sarandon, 56, had been invited to appear at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend to commemorate the movie's 15th anniversary. But Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey withdrew the invitation because of the couple's anti-war views.

Petroskey has said he should have called the actors before canceling the "Bull Durham" celebration. But he's made no mention of whether he still believes his decision to scrap the event was right.

Robbins has said he appreciated the "nonapology apology."

Novelist wins Cervantes prize for literature

MADRID, Spain -- King Juan Carlos presented novelist Jose Jimenez Lozano with the Cervantes prize for 2002, Spanish literature's most respected award.

Author of some 15 books and as many essays, the 72-year-old Lozano is known for his portrayals of spiritual and religious themes and characters caught up in unjust and painful situations.

His books include "El Grano de Maiz -- Rojo" ("The Red Grain of Maize"), which won Spain's 1989 National Critics Award, and "Los Lobeznos" ("The Wolf Cubs"), published last year.

The Cervantes prize, which includes a $91,500 cash grant, takes its name from Miguel de Cervantes, the 16th-century author of "Don Quixote." It's presented each year on April 23, the day Cervantes died, in a ceremony in the author's birthplace, Alcala de Henares, northeast of Madrid.

During Wednesday's presentation, Lozano described Cervantes as "a symbol, or even the personification of Spain" for his writings and use of the Spanish language.

-- From wire reports

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