Harry Levins Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Entertainer TRINI LOPEZ faces charges of beating up his ex-girlfriend - and the woman's lawyer says Lopez is getting off easy.
The lawyer is Gloria Allred, who says Lopez should have been nailed with a felony, not a misdemeanor. He's accused of beating Rose Mihata, who was hospitalized Sept. 22.
Prosecutors say they went for a misdemeanor because Mihata's injuries weren't serious and because Lopez has no criminal record.
Yes, FARRAH FAWCETT, 48, bares all in the Playboy that goes on sale Halloween. She says boyfriend RYAN O'NEAL was all for it. (And no wonder. "After 14 years," she says, "I still can't let him see me change clothes!")
Actress KATE CAPSHAW (a.k.a. Mrs. STEVEN SPIELBERG) tells Entertainment Weekly why she went back to work: "Steven would come home and I'd say, `Honey, what did you do today?' And it would be like `I talked to Harrison and Tom and on and on.' And I would say, `Well, look what I did to the Saran-wrap drawer.'"
The O.J. afterglow:
Forget Paula Barbieri. The Star says O.J. SIMPSON is squiring one Gretchen Stockdale, a lingerie model. The Star? Consider the source, you say. Maybe, but remember that The Star got a $500,000 exclusive on The Juice's homecoming.
Yes, O.J. made his daughter's 10th birthday, after all. We're told he took Sydney and Justin, 7, to MICHAEL JACKSON'S Neverland two days before he left for golf in Florida.
Asked over the weekend whether she's into a thing with fellow prosecutor CHRIS DARDEN, boss lady MARCIA CLARK smiled nicely and said nothing. …