People talk 9/12/03

Friday, September 12, 2003

'Long Island Lolita' gets hitched in secret

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Amy Fisher, whose shooting of her lover's wife when she was 17 earned her the tabloid nickname "Long Island Lolita," has tied the knot.

Fisher, who became a newspaper columnist last year, was married this week, according to her paper, the Long Island Press.

Purposefully vague, the paper's statement Wednesday didn't reveal whom the 29-year-old Fisher married or when and where the ceremony took place, saying all will be told in her next column, to appear in the weekly's Sept. 18 edition.

Fisher was released in 1999 after serving seven years in prison for shooting the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco, in the face on the front porch of the couple's home.

The Boss gets big bucks for summer concerts

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's a big payday for The Boss.

The 10 sold-out shows for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Giants Stadium this summer will bring his production company more than $36 million, according to the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, which operates the stadium.

The authority on Wednesday approved a payment of $25.5 million for the first seven shows to Springsteen's Thrill Hill Productions Inc. The authority is to make payment next month for the final three shows in August, pushing the total to $36.4 million.

Sean Penn cleared in portion of extortion case

LOS ANGELES -- A judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit against Sean Penn that accused the actor of extortion.

Superior Court Judge Irving S. Feffer on Tuesday dismissed some claims by movie producer Steve Bing that Penn tried to extort $10 million.

Bing has alleged the actor threatened to embarrass him by saying a political disagreement kept them from making a movie together.

Penn's lawsuit claims his questioning of U.S. moves toward war against Iraq prompted Bing to renege on a $10 million "play or pay" oral agreement they'd reached.

Bing's lawsuit denies there was a deal to pay Penn $10 million whether or not the movie was filmed. He sought $15 million from the actor.

New Hank Williams numbers freed for release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Nashville court has freed for release 150 "lost songs" that Hank Williams recorded.

The catalog was ruled to be the exclusive property of the country star's heirs -- son Hank Williams Jr. and daughter Jett Williams.

Since the late 1980s, Jett Williams has had transcription discs of pre-produced segments that Williams recorded in 1951 for "Mother's Best Flour Show," a 15-minute show that once aired on WSM-AM 650.

The discs contain live versions of some of his greatest hits, plus 40 songs that were never released commercially, such as "On Top of Old Smokey" and "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain."

Jackson, Buffett team up to open CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett will perform their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" on the 37th Annual Country Music Association Awards show Nov. 5.

The show will air on CBS.

"The song has been a summer phenomenon and we are thrilled to have Alan and Jimmy perform it together to open the CMA Awards," CMA executive director Ed Benson said in a statement Tuesday.

Jackson and Buffett are nominated for vocal event of the year for the song. Jackson also is nominated in the entertainer and male vocalist categories.

-- From wire reports

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