Clooney reportedly tying knot
George Clooney – Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor – is getting hitched, according to a London law firm.
Leading human-rights practice Doughty Street Chambers spilled the news Monday as it congratulated one of its own attorneys: 36-year-old U.K. barrister Amal Alamuddin. The firm said its lawyers and staff “offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin ... and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married.”
Clooney, 52, was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. He has since been linked to several women, including British model Lisa Snowden.
Beyonce, Jay Z tour set
Beyonce and husband Jay Z will launch the co-headlining “On the Run Tour” in Miami on June 25.
Beyonce made the announcement Monday. The stadium tour will visit Philadelphia; East Rutherford, N.J.; Chicago; and Los Angeles. It wraps Aug. 5 in San Francisco.
Tickets go on sale today.
Lone Ranger’s pistol acquired
A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.
The Lone Ranger’s Colt .45 is now on display at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody.
The single-action revolver belonged to actor John Hart. He portrayed the Lone Ranger in the original TV series that ran from 1952 to 1954, about a masked Texas Ranger who battled injustice in the Old West. His sidekick Tonto was one of the most well-known American Indian stereotypes of all time.
Hart used several firearms over his acting career, but this gun is special. It features ivory grips and intricate engraving. Hart died in 2009 at age 91.
Simon, wife arrested after spat
Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges by officers investigating a family dispute, but the couple held hands in court Monday and said they did not feel threatened by the other.
Simon told a Norwalk (Conn.) Superior Court judge that he had a rare argument with his wife Saturday night at their home in New Canaan.
The arrest struck a discordant note for the couple. Simon burst onto the national stage with his former partner Art Garfunkel in the 1960s, adding a gentle voice to the growing chorus of opposition to the Vietnam War. Brickell, meanwhile, gained fame for her songs that blend rock, folk, blues and jazz.
A caller from the singers’ home dialed 911 Saturday night and hung up, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said. Officers who responded found minor injuries and believed it was a case of domestic violence, he said.
Simon and Brickell were each given a misdemeanor summons, and one of them agreed to leave and go to another location, Krolikowski said.
Simon, 72, and Brickell, 47, were asked to return to court May 16. They were married in 1992 and have three children together.
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