Actor arrested again:Actor Adam Rich of television's...

Actor arrested again:

Actor Adam Rich of television's "Eight is Enough" has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from a Northridge, Calif., department store, one day after he was charged with breaking into a nearby West Hills pharmacy, officials said.


Rich, 22, of Woodland Hills, was taken into custody yesterday by Bullock's Department Store security guards after they said they found him in possession of a pair of socks and sunglasses for which he had no receipt, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Jim Darling.

After being held by the guards, Rich was taken to the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire station, where his father arrived after 6 p.m. and posted $250 bail to free his son, Darling said.


Lee to get $2.3 million:

Singer Peggy Lee is entitled to $2.3 million in damages in her breach of contract suit against the Walt Disney Co. over videocassette profits from the movie "Lady and the Tramp," a judge has ruled.

Yesterday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Lachs rejected arguments from Lee's attorneys that jurors had intended for her to receive $3.8 million, the total of five separate awards in the case. He said that his ruling was based on a pretrial agreement that she would receive only the largest of the awards, not the cumulative amount.

The Walt Disney Co. says it will appeal the decision.


Movie stars Sean Penn and Robin Wright greeted a daughter, 8-pound, 11-ounce Dylan Frances Penn, last weekend in Los Angeles. Penn, ex-husband of singer Madonna, and Wright met on the set of "State of Grace." The duo has put off their November wedding.

* Writer Tama Janowitz, famed for her stories ("Slaves of New York") of the downtown Manhattan art scene, has married a member of the downtown Manhattan art scene. He's Tim Hunt, curator of the Andy Warhol estate. They tied the knot secretly two weeks ago at New York City Hall, which Janowitz likened to doing it at a "first-class lounge at an airport." Witnesses were moviemakers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, who did "Slaves" for the screen.

* While Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts stoutly dispute rumors of an impending breakup, his father, Donald Sutherland, has filed papers in Los Angeles to end his two-year union with his wife, Peggy. According to the papers, the elder Sutherland doesn't want to pay spousal support.


* "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels, 44, will marry his assistant, Alice Barry, 26, in May, as soon as the television show is put to bed for another season, the New York Post says. The prospective participants won't say. Sen. David Pryor, 56, was in fair condition today at George Washington University Hospital in Washington after suffering a heart attack yesterday. The Arkansas Democrat is chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging.

* Ex-television star Sid Caesar, 69, will have surgery today at Los Angeles' UCLA Medical Center to relieve pressure on nerves causing numbness in his legs. The comedian was supposed to open today in a four-week Los Angeles run of his show with Imogene Coca, "Together Again," but it's been put off until the fall.

New Kid a disappointment:

Donnie Wahlberg, 21, lead singer of the New Kids on the Block, agreed last Thursday to make public-service television announcements on fire safety and drugs in return for a reduced sentence for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. But the judge in Louisville, Ky., who agreed to the deal said Monday that he was disappointed in the pop star.

"I would have hoped he acted like he accepted a little more responsibility for the situation," Jefferson County Judge James M. Green said after seeing Wahlberg interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America."

On the show, Wahlberg said that all he did in a Louisville hotel was set off a fire extinguisher as a prank.


He was arrested March 27 after being accused of pouring vodka on a hotel carpet and setting it on fire.

Not a pretty picture:

Former Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich paid $4,000 for a billboard to push his plea for replacement of his official portrait in the state Capitol.

Perpich and his wife, Lola, gaze down from the billboard about six blocks from the Capitol, where Perpich served three terms and ran unsuccessfully for a fourth term last fall.

"They won't let us in the Capitol -- so 'Hi' from here," says the sign, which includes a replica of the couple's portrait that Perpich is fighting to install in the Capitol instead of a portrait of himself.

The billboard, which a Perpich spokeswoman says was paid for with campaign money, marks the latest step in the former Democratic governor's battle to replace the older portrait.


Perpich, is in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, considering an offer to become foreign minister of the Republic of Croatia.