By Cindy Elavsky
Q: I read in a gossip magazine that Mel Gibson was photographed on a beach in Costa Rica not too long ago with someone other than his wife. Please tell me we are not losing another longstanding Hollywood couple to divorce. — Courtney J., Allentown, Pa.
A: I wish I wasn’t the bearer of bad news for you, but it appears that another Hollywood couple is indeed headed for divorce court. On April 9, Robyn Moore filed for divorce from Mel after 28 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Robyn’s court filing does not state the date of separation; however, Mel has listed the date as Aug. 26, 2006 — a month after his drunken-driving arrest.
Mel’s representative released this statement on behalf of the couple: “Throughout our marriage and separation we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so.” The Gibsons share seven children, with only one (Tom, 10) still a minor.
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Q: I’ve been watching the seventh season of “Beverly Hills, 90210” on DVD recently, and I wondered if you could tell me what Jason Priestley has been up to lately. — Drew in Oregon
A: This past winter, Jason, 39, returned to his old ZIP code to direct an episode of the revamped “90210,” which aired earlier this month. While he has not said no to the idea — as he told me, “I never say never” — he is not scheduled to appear onscreen on the show in the near future. A few months back, he played Earl’s cousin in a hilarious, against-type role on an episode of “My Name Is Earl.” He also recently starred in a Hallmark Channel movie called “Expecting a Miracle.” Speaking of expecting, Jason and his wife, Naomi, are expecting child No. 2 later this year, joining almost-2-year-old daughter, Ava.
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Q: How many times has Angelina Jolie been married, and to whom? — H.F. in Decatur, Ala.
A: The 33-year-old daughter of actors Jon Voight and the late Marcheline Bertrand has been married twice — to Johnny Lee Miller from 1996-1999 and Billy Bob Thornton from 2000-2003. She has been with her current partner, Brad Pitt — with whom she shares six children, three biological and three adopted — since 2005; however, they are not married.
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Q: I would appreciate any information you could give me on an old movie called “Johnny Concho” starring Frank Sinatra. This was a really good movie, but I never see anything on it anymore. — Paul K., North Port, Fla.
A: “Johnny Concho” was a great 1956 Western starring Ol’ Blue Eyes, along with William Conrad, Phyllis Kirk and Claude Akins. This was a breakthrough performance for Frank, because at 40, he was finally given the chance to play against type as the villain, Johnny Concho. This is a highly underrated film that deserves a chance at a second life on DVD.
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