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Give back Bono's stuff, judge orders ex-U2 stylist



Published: Wed, July 6, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Give back Bono's stuff,judge orders ex-U2 stylist

DUBLIN, Ireland -- A former stylist for Irish rock band U2 must return to lead singer Bono a range of clothes, including a cowboy hat and earrings, and nearly 200 backstage photographs, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Dublin Circuit Court Justice Matthew Deery said he didn't accept Lola Cashman's claim that Bono gave her the clothes as gifts at the end of the U.S. leg of U2's 1987 tour. He ordered her to hand over the disputed property within a week.

Neither the London-based Cashman nor members of U2 were present in the Dublin court.

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton filed a lawsuit against Cashman after she tried to sell the clothes and photos at a London auction house in 2002. She then angered the band with her book, "Inside the Zoo With U2: My Life With the World's Biggest Rock Band."

During her testimony, Cashman claimed that Bono had given her the Stetson and other items following a concert in Phoenix.

Bono, in his testimony, described the hat as an "iconic" item in U2 history and something he would not give away.

'M. Diddy' Stewart callshouse arrest 'hideous'

NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart says in a new interview that her nickname in prison was M. Diddy, that house arrest is "hideous" and that her prosecution was about bringing her down "to scare other people."

In the interview, Stewart tells Vanity Fair magazine she agrees with those who say her crime -- lying about a personal stock sale -- is far different from massive corporate scandals such as Enron, WorldCom and Tyco.

"Of course that is what it's all about," Vanity Fair quotes Stewart as saying. "Bring 'em down a notch, to scare other people. If Martha can be sent to jail, think hard before you sell that stock."

Stewart, 63, is serving a five-month term of house arrest at her Bedford, N.Y., estate that followed five months in a West Virginia federal prison. She is scheduled to go free early next month.

"I hate lockdown. It's hideous," Stewart tells the August issue of the magazine.

Asked about the electronic monitoring device she must wear on her ankle -- she has complained repeatedly that it irritates her skin -- Stewart says she knows how to remove it.

Stewart has two TV shows planned for the fall season -- a one-hour daytime talk show "Martha" and a version of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice."

Harmon to return to TV

NEW YORK -- Angie Harmon, best known for her role on NBC's "Law & amp; Order," will return to the network to star as an ambitious reproductive specialist in "Inconceivable," a new drama series set in a fertility clinic.

"Inconceivable," also starring Ming-Na ("ER") and Jonathan Cake ("Empire"), will air Friday nights, NBC said recently. The series, set to debut this fall, will revolve around the clinic's doctors, lawyers and patients.

Harmon, 32, played Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on "Law & amp; Order" from 1998 to 2001.

Pang: Yoko shut me out

NEW YORK -- May Pang, once John Lennon's short-term mistress, contends that Yoko Ono has tried to eliminate any mention of her name in the forthcoming Broadway musical about the assassinated Beatle, the New York Daily News reports.

"Yoko is allowing 25 songs for the show, but any mention of my name has been left out," says Pang, now a jewelry designer in suburban Westchester County, N.Y. "I've been airbrushed out, as it were."

Pang pointed out that her and John's affair marked "the most prolific and productive period of his solo career." Ono's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, responded: "I met John and Yoko in 1971, and Yoko is my closest friend, but I'm not mentioned in the musical, either."

Today's birthdays

Former first lady Nancy Reagan is 84. Actor William Schallert is 83. Talk show host Merv Griffin is 80. Actor Donal Donnelly is 74. Singer-actress Della Reese is 74. Actor Ned Beatty is 68. Singer Gene Chandler is 68. Country singer Jeannie Seely is 65. President Bush is 59. Actor-director Sylvester Stallone is 59. Actor Fred Dryer is 59. Actor Burt Ward is 59. Actress Nathalie Baye is 57. Actor Geoffrey Rush is 54. Rock musician John Bazz (The Blasters) is 53. Actress Shelley Hack is 53. Actor Grant Goodeve is 53. Country singer Nanci Griffith is 52. Actress Allyce Beasley is 51. Jazz musician Rick Braun is 50. Country musician John Jorgenson is 49. Hockey player Ron Duguay is 48. Rapper 50 Cent is 29. Actress Tia Mowry is 27. Actress Tamera Mowry is 27. Actor Gregory Smith is 22. Actor Jeremy Suarez ("Bernie Mac") is 15.




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