Grapevine: Celebrity news
Christina Aguilera allegedly throws tantrum at Disney park
Pop diva Christina Aguilera spent the holidays at Disney's California Adventure and, according to TMZ, got miffed when she and her entourage wanted a photo with Mickey Mouse. When the singer — a former Mouseketeer — was told that Mickey was on break and she'd have to wait, she grew upset and insulted the costumed employee. TMZ reports that the incident was escalated enough for security to be called. No comment from Aguilera's camp.
Chris Rock files for divorce after nearly 20 years
Comedian Chris Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, are splitting up. She released a statement to People magazine Sunday confirming the divorce. "After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways. While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority." The couple, who married in 1996, have two daughters, ages 12 and 10. TMZ reports that in 2006 Chris Rock had divorce papers drawn up, but never filed.
Screech posts bail after weekend assault
Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s television show "Saved by the Bell," appeared in a Wisconsin courtroom Monday after posting bail on charges that he stabbed a man during a bar fight on Christmas. Diamond, who spent the weekend in jail, posted $10,000 bail before his hearing in Ozaukee County Circuit Court. A criminal complaint charges Diamond with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. Defense attorney Thomas Alberti requested reduced bail and a jury trial for Diamond, 37, who was wearing street clothes and did not speak in court. The complaint says Diamond and his fiancee got into a tussle with two men and a woman at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, where Diamond lives, on Thursday night. Diamond told police he accidentally stabbed one of the men while trying to defend his fiancee. The man was not seriously injured. Police say officers recovered a switchblade.
■Musicians Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz welcomed their son on Saturday. Genesis Ali Dean joins his big brother, Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean, who is 4.
■"Fargo" actor Adam Goldberg and girlfriend Roxanne Daner are expecting a child soon. Goldberg spilled the news on Marc Maron's podcast, and revealed that the couple are still recovering from a stillbirth tragedy a few years ago.
■Solange Knowles, best known as Beyonce'syounger sister, was hit with a $55,000 tax bill from the state of California, TMZ reports. The lien was filed just three days after Knowles' marriage to music video director Alan Ferguson.
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