Wayne Newton wins restraining order
A judge granted Wayne Newton a restraining order against his landlord Thursday amid stalled plans to turn his lavish Las Vegas estate into a celebrity museum — a project that has sparked allegations of fraud, mismanagement, animal abuse and sexual harassment.
Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled that developer Steve Kennedy must stay 50 feet away from the Newton family and their home, effectively putting the brakes on construction to turn Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah estate into a tourist attraction.
Kennedy, the manager of CSD LLC, filed a lawsuit two weeks ago claiming the Newton family was unwilling to move out of the house so it could be converted into a museum. The Newtons filed counterclaims alleging breach of contract and fraud.
Judge Judy dishes out advice on new website
Judge Judy is doing more than holding court on TV. She’s now dishing out advice online.
Judy Sheindlin said the goal of her new website is to share her ideas about life, create a forum to discuss a variety of issues and to “have a little fun.”
She’ll have her say on topics including romance, pre-nuptial agreements and child-rearing. On the matter of “roommates with benefits,” for instance, Sheindlin advises, “Joint nothing; separate everything!”
She’s also inviting people to submit their own stories, some of which will be posted on the site.
“Judge Judy,” her top-rated daytime syndicated show, is in its 16th year.
Winehouse’s family to sell London home
The family of Amy Winehouse has put the late singer’s London home up for sale for $4.2 million.
The three-bedroom property in the Camden neighborhood of northwest London had become a shrine of sorts for mourning fans who left flowers and tributes following Winehouse’s death last July from alcohol poisoning.
Chris Goodman, a spokesman for the Winehouse family, said Thursday that the singer had loved the house and her family put it on the market because they felt it would be inappropriate for any of them to live there.