A Southern California insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. City News Service says Jerry Goldman received 27 months. He also was ordered to pay about $840,000 in restitution.
Prosecutors claimed that between 1998 and 2011, Goldman inflated premiums by as much as 600 percent and created phony invoices.
There ought to be a wing dedication or something. The rapper DMX has been arrested again in South Carolina. A spokeswoman for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport says airport police cuffed the 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, just after 5 p.m. Monday. Officers familiar with Simmons’ previous arrests for driving with a suspended license arrested him after seeing him behind the wheel of a vehicle. Jail records show Simmons was booked on charges of driving under suspension, having an uninsured vehicle and not having a licensed vehicle. This is Simmons’ fourth arrest in South Carolina this year. Other charges this year include several charges of DUI and simple possession (marijuana).
Go your own way
Lady Gaga and her manager Troy Carter have split just days before the release of ARTPOP. A source familiar with the situation confirms to the AP that the two had creative differences. Carter signed Gaga in 2007 and they have worked together since as the Poker Face singer’s days on the club circuit.
Smash & grab
Atlanta cops are investigating a car break-in and theft of electronics (MacBook Air; Ricoh camera, iPod) belonging to a star of The Walking Dead. Steven Yeun told police he parked his car on the street around 7 p.m. Sunday. He returned less than two hours later to find a window smashed.
Brooke Mueller’s recent restraining order request against Charlie Sheen was rejected. Mueller filed for a temporary restraining order from her ex after the actor ranted unmentionable words about her on TMZ Live.
Idris Elba was hospitalized over the weekend for an asthma attack, reports UK’s The Independent. Elba felt ill on the plane before it left England for South Africa, where he was to hold a press conference for his Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom. After being treated, he made it to the Sunday night premiere in Johannesburg.