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March 3, 2001

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Eminem's wife files for divorce

Rap superstar Eminem's on-again, off-again marriage is off again. Two months after the couple reportedly reconciled for the sake of their daughter, Kim Mathers filed for divorce Thursday in Macomb County , Mich., Circuit Court.

"This is a marriage that apparently just isn't going to work," said her attorney, Robert Feldstein. "Luckily, the parties seem to be communicating well with respect to their daughter and hopefully that communication and cooperation is going to be ongoing for the best interest of the child."

The rapper faces sentencing on April 10 after pleading guilty last month to a weapons charge from a fight outside a Warren nightspot in June.

Royalty honors 'Potter' author

"Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling received the title Officer of the Order of the British Empire on Friday from Prince Charles himself a fan of the schoolboy wizard. The prince asked whether the movie version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," currently being filmed in Britain, would live up to the book.

"It's always very difficult for TV and film adaptations to live up to a book," said Rowling, who received her award for services to children's literature.

Rowling's four Harry Potter books, recounting the adventures of Harry and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, have sold more than 30 million copies around the world.

Big, round and proud

Camryn Manheim says she'll never lie about her size.

"I proudly say I'm a size 24," Manheim says in the April issue of Marie Claire magazine, in which she and the other women who star in ABC's legal drama "The Practice" discuss their body images.

Manheim says she exercises "only if I can beat somebody," and she doesn't diet. "I could eat just legumes, but I really, really don't want a life without tiramisu," said the actress, who turns 40 next week.

But, she adds, "Don't get me wrong, it's not like I love being a big girl. Given another choice, I'd pick it."

Bardot goes to the dogs

French actress and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot has stepped in to help save some of the 200,000 stray dogs roaming the Romanian capital, many of which were to be put to death.

The Brigitte Bardot Foundation signed a contract with Bucharest's mayor and Austria's Vier Pfoten or Four Paws foundation to sterilize, vaccinate, then put up for adoption an estimated 100,000 dogs over two years.

"The massive killing is finished now," Bardot, 66, told reporters in Bucharest on Thursday, referring to recent official attempts to ease the problem by killing dogs. Bardot has adopted 14 dogs from Romania since 1998.

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