Carradine family seeks FBI, expert help

LOS ANGELES - The family of David Carradine is asking the FBI and a private forensics expert to help investigate the 'Kung Fu' actor's death, attorney Mark Geragos said Saturday, the same day Thai police said surveillance footage indicated no one had entered his hotel room before he died.

Carradine's brother Keith met Friday with the FBI and filed reports that could lead to the agency opening its own inquiry, said Geragos, who represents Keith Carradine. The family will also seek a private autopsy by famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden to determine whether another person could have been involved, Geragos said.

The actor's family hopes the body will arrive in Los Angeles by Monday, Geragos said, but he did not give specifics.

Geragos said the family intervened because of conflicting information about Carradine's death and a lack of direct information from Thai authorities.

Actress Petty charged with drunken driving

LOS ANGELES - Lori Petty is facing two drunken driving charges.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said the 45-year-old 'Tank Girl' actress was charged Friday with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence with injuries stemming from a May 30 arrest.

Petty was arrested after allegedly hitting a skateboarder with her car in the city's Venice Beach area

Guard charged with shoving former model

GREENWICH, Conn. - A security guard has been charged with shoving former model Stephanie Seymour into a door at her Connecticut home.

Greenwich police tell the Greenwich Time newspaper that they arrested the guard, 50-year-old Joseph Babnik of Carmel, N.Y., on Thursday. He was given a misdemeanor summons on a disorderly conduct charge.

The 39-year-old Seymour and her estranged husband, wealthy newsprint magnate Peter Brant, are divorcing.