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PEOPLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

August 15, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Arrest warrant issued in Mass. for Bobby Brown

An arrest warrant has been issued for Bobby Brown after he failed to appear in a Massachusetts court on a contempt complaint. Norfolk Judge Christina Harms ordered Brown arrested the next time the singer is in Massachusetts. He failed to appear at a June 29 hearing. The Boston Herald reports that Brown has fallen $45,000 behind in child support payments for the two teenage children he had with former girlfriend Kim Ward. A phone message was left for Brown's lawyer in Atlanta. The 40-year-old Brown is a Boston native and ex-husband of Whitney Houston. He is supposed to pay $5,000 in child support per month for the children. Brown was jailed for four days in 2007 for failing to make the payments.

Aerosmith cancels summer tour after Tyler's fall

Aerosmith has canceled the remainder of its summer tour. In a statement issued late Thursday, the band's publicist MSO said "it is with great regret" that the band is canceling the rest of its tour because of injuries that frontman Steven Tyler suffered when he fell off the stage during an Aug. 5 performance in South Dakota. Tyler broke his left shoulder and needed 20 stitches in his head. The statement said doctors have advised Tyler to take the time to properly recuperate from his injuries. The statement also said ticket refunds for the remaining tour dates will be available at the place of purchase.

Reality TV villain Omarosa entering a seminary

This may come as a surprise to anyone who has seen her villainous ways on reality TV: Omarosa is entering an Ohio seminary to study for the ministry. Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, known for her in-your-face antics on "The Apprentice" and other reality shows, is scheduled to begin her studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton on Monday. Ivan Hicks, the school's associate dean for African-American studies, says Omarosa will spend about two years pursuing a doctor of ministry degree. Hicks says the Youngstown, Ohio, native has done work on behalf of the homeless and the poor in Haiti. He says Omarosa's reputation for both good and bad will help her as a minister, because people will relate to her.

'Scrubs' star Sarah Chalke expecting first child

"Scrubs" star Sarah Chalke is pregnant. Her publicist, Gary Mantoosh, says it will be the first child for Chalke and her fiance, Jamie Afifi. Mantoosh says the baby is due this winter. Chalke, 32, recently appeared on "How I Met Your Mother" and in the Lifetime movie "Maneater." She and Afifi, an entertainment attorney, became engaged in 2006.

Jerry Seinfeld named as Jay Leno's first guest

NBC says Jerry Seinfeld will be the first guest on the premiere of "The Jay Leno Show." Seinfeld will join previously announced musical guests Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West. The weeknight prime-time series debuts Sept. 14. Jay Leno stepped down in May as host of the "Tonight Show" after 17 years. Seinfeld, who starred in his own hit NBC comedy, will be returning to the network early next year with "The Marriage Ref," a reality series that he'll produce.

- From Sun staff and news services

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