Ty Pennington arrested



Ty Pennington arrested
LOS ANGELES -- Ty Pennington, host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," was arrested on a misdemeanor charge this weekend, documents show.
Pennington, 42, was booked on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs while driving, the TMZ.com Web site reported.
He was arrested shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday by the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division, according to inmate information posted on the county Sheriff's Department Web site.
Pennington was released two hours later after posting 5,000 bail and was due back in court June 4, according to the Web site.
End is in sight for 'Lost'
LOS ANGELES -- ABC is attempting to rescue once-hot "Lost" by ending the show -- in 2010.
Bowing to the fact that convention isn't working for the drama about plane-crash survivors on a surreal island, the network is taking the unusual step of turning "Lost" into a limited-run series.
It will run for three shorter and uninterrupted seasons until its "highly anticipated and shocking finale" in the 2009-10 season, ABC said Monday.
The series, which saw its ratings drop this season amid complaints about scheduling, an increasingly meandering plot and unpopular new characters, still must prove itself to disenchanted viewers to survive.
"Due to the unique nature of the series, we knew it would require an end date to keep the integrity and strength of the show consistent throughout and to give the audience the payoff they deserve," ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson said in a statement.
Typically, networks milk a series until it runs dry of ratings and then drop the ax.
Costner, wife have a baby
LOS ANGELES -- It's a boy for Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine.
Cayden Wyatt Costner was born at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at a Los Angeles area hospital, the 52-year-old actor-director's publicist, Paul Bloch, said Monday. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
"Both mother and son are doing well," said Bloch, adding that the baby has dark hair. He is the couple's first child. There were no other details.
Costner and Christine Baumgartner wed in September 2004. It was his second marriage and the first for Baumgartner, now 33.
Costner won director and best picture Oscars for 1990's "Dances With Wolves."
His film credits also include "The Bodyguard," "The Untouchables," "Bull Durham," "Waterworld," "Tin Cup," "JFK" and "Field of Dreams."
Today's birthdays
Comedian Don Rickles is 81. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is 81. Singer Toni Tennille is 67. Actor James Mitchum is 66. Singer Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 56. Rock musician Alex Van Halen is 54. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 43.Country musician Del Gray is 39. Rock singer Darren Hayes is 35. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 32.Actress Julia Whelan is 22.

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