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Celebrity couple heads to divorce court after 12 years

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Celebrity couple heads to divorce court after 12 years
Celebrity couple heads to divorce court after 12 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of producer-director Peter Bogdanovich has filed court papers citing irreconcilable differences to end their 12-year marriage.

Louise Hoogstraten-Bogdanovich, 32, said in a petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that the couple has been separated since Feb. 16. They married on Dec. 30, 1988.

Bogdanovich, 61, directed the 1971 film "The Last Picture Show" with Cybill Shepherd and 1985's "Mask" with Cher and Eric Stoltz. These days, he has a recurring role as a psychiatrist on HBO's mob drama "The Sopranos."

He previously was married to Shepherd and to actress Polly Platt.

The marriage to Bogdanovich was the first for Hoogstraten-Bogdanovich, who has appeared in a handful of television and movie roles.

She seeks spousal support, attorney fees and the restoration of her former name, Louise Beatrice Stratten, according to court documents filed Friday.

Hoogstraten-Bogdanovich is the sister of 1980 Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten, who was Bogdanovich's former companion until her murder in 1980. Stratten was killed by her estranged husband, who then committed suicide, and Bogdanovich later wrote a book about her life.

Memorable do

NEW YORK (AP) — Even Keith Richards didn't have an explanation for his unusual hairdo at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The Rolling Stones' guitarist had what appeared to be several key chains dangling from his graying locks. When asked backstage what inspired the style, he joked: "I don't know. I think I should see a doctor."

Richards was at Monday's ceremony to honor Johnnie Johnson and James Burton, who were inducted as sidemen into the hall. Johnson was Chuck Berry's longtime piano player, and Burton played with everyone from Elvis Presley to Ricky Nelson.

At one point, the trio was asked whether they would do anything differently so they would be in the spotlight, instead of being overshadowed by those they played with during the years.

Richards had a quick retort: "You'd shoot the lead singer."

Polish farewell

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Wally Skibinski's day job was working as a maintenance clerk at Inland Steel Co.

His calling, though, was as Hammond's unofficial Polish ambassador, hosting "Wally Skibinski's Polish Cavalcade of Music" each week on radio station WJOB.

The 76-year-old host signed off for the last time Sunday afternoon, as one of America's longest-running radio programs came to an end.

Station owner St. George Broadcasting notified the award-winning disc jockey last week that it was canceling the show because the station needed to sell his time slot.

"They carried the show as long as they could," Skibinski told his audience Sunday. "I urge all my listeners, do not condemn them. Instead, send them a letter of thanks."

The Chicago-born son of Polish immigrants joined the program as an announcer in March of 1952, after it already had been on the air for 22 years as the "Polish Musical Varieties Program."

Each week, Skibinski brought in the music he played from his collection of 5,000 albums and 400 compact discs. He read his introduction and area obituaries in Polish, and he often translated for transplanted Poles who needed to speak with city leaders.


NEW YORK (AP) — Faith Hill and Tim McGraw seem confident enough, right? They're both successful country singers, they're in love.

But when they brought home their first child, Gracie, from the hospital four years ago, Hill admits she and her husband were petrified.

"Up to that point, if I'd had a question, the nurses could answer it. Then all of a sudden they put us in the car, and we put her in the car seat, and it was just the three of us," the singer says in the April issue of InStyle magazine.

"Tim and I both looked at each other and said, 'Should they have let us leave the hospital? Should they have come with us?'

"That's the most afraid I've ever been in my life — ever. I felt completely out of control, uneducated, unsure. And at the same time it was like our hearts were swollen so big they couldn't even fit into our bodies. It was overwhelming."

Besides Gracie, Hill and McGraw have a 2-year-old daughter named Maggie.

— Arizona Daily Sun


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