'CSI' star Dourdan won't go to jail
LOS ANGELES - Gary Dourdan won't do time.
The 'CSI' co-star pleaded guilty to two of three counts of felony drug possession Wednesday but will not face prison following his drug arrest outside of Palm Springs last month, according to his lawyer. Dourdan could have served up to three years and eight months behind bars.
'Once Gary completes 30 hours of a diversion program, his case will be entirely dismissed,' lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley told The Associated Press in an e-mail. 'There is no jail time involved.'
The 41-year-old actor was arrested after police found him asleep in his car outside of Palm Springs on April 28. He was allegedly parked on the wrong side of the street with the car's interior light on. Dourdan was charged with felony possession of heroin, cocaine and ecstasy.
Simpson will take Wentz name
LOS ANGELES - Ashlee Simpson is so over.
The newlywed pop singer will go by Ashlee Wentz in private, and be professionally known as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, according to a report posted Wednesday on People.com. The heretofore Simpson was married on May 17 to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.
'I think that that's something that a woman should do when they're marrying a man,' the pop star sister of Jessica Simpson told the magazine. 'It's a tradition that I think is a great tradition.'
Judge approves adoption of boy for Madonna
LILONGWE, Malawi - A judge on Wednesday approved Madonna's adoption of a Malawian boy she met in an orphanage in 2006.
The 49-year-old pop star wasn't in court for the ruling, which took Justice Andrew Nyirenda an hour to read. Nyirenda said he was satisfied that Madonna and her British filmmaker husband, Guy Ritchie, 'are perfect parents' for David, who will be 3 in November.
Madonna and Ritchie have been caring for David in London.