Halle Berry wins stay away order against intruder

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday granted Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry on a stay away order against a man who she said intruded on her Los Angeles property three times in recent days, before police arrested him. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson issued a temporary order directing Richard A. Franco, 27, to stay 100 yards from Berry and her young daughter.

Bank moves to foreclose on R. Kelly's Chicago mansion

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter R. Kelly has failed to make mortgage payments on his multimillion-dollar Chicago-area home for more than a year and now may lose the property to lenders, court documents show. In a foreclosure action filed in June in Cook County Circuit Court, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. said that the singer, whose full name is Robert S. Kelly, had not made a monthly payment on the 11,000-square-foot home in Olympia Fields in south suburban Chicago since June 2010.

TV producer ordered to Mexico on murder charges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday ordered a former producer for the TV show "Survivor" extradited to Mexico to face charges that he killed his wife two years ago while they were on holiday in the resort town of Cancun. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian determined that Bruce Beresford-Redman, who has been jailed since November 2010 awaiting a decision, should be sent to Mexico for a trial because there was enough circumstantial evidence to show probable cause he could have murdered his wife.

France makes Liza Minnelli Legion of Honour officer

PARIS (Reuters) - France made U.S. actress Liza Minnelli, the singing legend with the powerful vibrato and jet-black pixie hairdo, an officer in its Legion of Honor. Calling it a "dream come true," the 65-year-old daughter of Judy Garland whose signature song is "New York, New York" was awarded the red-ribboned medal during a ceremony in Paris.

Singer Jewel gives birth to a boy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Jewel has given birth to a baby boy, People magazine reported on Tuesday. The Grammy-nominated singer, 37, and her professional bull riding husband, Ty Murray, welcomed their son named Kase Townes Murray on Monday in Texas, according to People.

Writer Banville enjoys new lease on life as Black

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Irish author John Banville has been lauded as one of the greatest literary stylists of his generation but his recent kick as a crime writer, churning out a murder mystery every year, has him giddy with excitement. "I am in my 60s with a new lease on life. It's fun," Banville said in an interview to promote "A Death in Summer," written under Banville's pen name Benjamin Black and published in the United States on Tuesday.

Arnold Schwarzenegger back in Hollywood saddle, despite scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two months after putting his Hollywood return on hold following a damaging sex scandal, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to get back into the saddle. The former action star turned politician is scheduled to start shooting the Western movie "The Last Stand" in September, a film industry source said on Monday, despite being embroiled in what could be a messy divorce from his wife, Maria Shriver.

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