Entertainment briefs – August 25

A lawyer for hip hop singer Wyclef Jean said Tuesday that the star will appeal to the Haitian courts, the country’s elections board and even international election monitors in an attempt to be included on the Nov. 28 presidential ballot.

Jean’s lawyer vows to appeal ruling

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A lawyer for hip hop singer Wyclef Jean said Tuesday that the star will appeal to the Haitian courts, the country’s elections board and even international election monitors in an attempt to be included on the Nov. 28 presidential ballot.

During a news conference Tuesday, Jean Renel Senatus told reporters that his client “wants to take this case to the end.”

Jean, who was born in Haiti and left with his family to New York when he was 9, maintains that he meets the necessary residency requirements to run for president.

Last week, the country’s elections board barred Jean’s candidacy. The board did not give a reason for the rejection.

Although Jean and his lawyers have said they will appeal in court, paperwork has not yet filed. It is also unclear if an appeal is even possible under Haitian law; the elections board said there is no legal mechanism to appeal a decision.

In a radio address in Creole — one of Haiti’s official languages — Jean said the election board used “trickery” in rejecting his candidacy and asked his supporters to mobilize against the decision.

Man arrested at Hilton’s home

LOS ANGELES — A man has been arrested at Paris Hilton’s Los Angeles home after the socialite said he tried to break into her house while holding two big knives.

Police Officer Gregory Baek says the man was arrested about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday but his name hasn’t been released.

Hilton said on her Twitter page: “So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes. Cops are here arresting him.”

Baek couldn’t confirm if the man was armed.

Baek says the break-in was reported by telephone but he didn’t know if it came from Hilton or an alarm company.

Hilton posted a photo on Twitter of police arresting the man.

Douglas, ex-wife square off over sequel

NEW YORK — Michael Douglas’ return to his Academy Award-winning Wall Street role also spawned a legal sequel to his decade-old divorce.

Lawyers representing the actor and ex-wife Diandra Douglas tangled in a New York court Tuesday over her claim that she’s entitled to half his earnings from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, set to open Sept. 24.

The dispute has featured accusations of avarice on both sides and an unusually detailed look at Hollywood-style divorce.

The couple’s 23-year marriage ended in 2000. He’s now married to Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The former couple’s multimillion-dollar divorce gives Diandra Douglas the right to share in proceeds from spinoffs from work Michael Douglas did while they were married.

That, her camp says, should include director Oliver Stone’s Wall Street follow-up, in which Michael Douglas reprises and updates his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko, the take-no-prisoners financier whose declaration that “greed is good” became either a slogan or an epithet for the 1980s, depending on one’s perspective.

But Michael Douglas’ lawyer says his ex is misinterpreting the agreement, and it doesn’t apply to the Wall Street sequel. It wasn’t on the horizon when the two split, and he didn’t then have so much as a guarantee that he’d be in a sequel if one were ever made, said his lawyer, Marilyn B. Chinitz.

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