Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed by fire in courthouse

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By Joshua Gillin, jgillin@tampabay.com

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Lil Wayne still not in jail

Lil Wayne's already delayed jail term in a gun case abruptly got put off again Tuesday because of a fire in the courthouse where he was due to be sentenced, the Associated Press reported. The midmorning blaze shut down a Lower Manhattan court for the day, postponing the rap star's court date, among other proceedings. It wasn't immediately clear when the sentencing — already put off for two weeks because Weezy (a.k.a. Dwayne Carter) needed dental surgery — would be rescheduled. He had been expected to get a yearlong jail term after pleading guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. The 27-year-old was due to be sentenced and start his term last month, but that was delayed so that he could have a reported EIGHT root canals on his grill.

Simpson sounds off on Mayer

First Oprah Winfrey interviewed Roger Ebert on Tuesday with his new voice simulator. Today she has Jessica Simpson sounding off on something we really want to hear about: How she felt when John Mayer referred to her as "sexual napalm" in his Playboy interview. What's next? An interview with Sarah Palin in which she admits she can't read? "I'm not angry. I'm not angry," the 29-year-old tells O on today's show. "I'm — well, I'm a little bit angry." And why is that? Winfrey prods. "Um — well, I don't want people to know how I am in bed." Let's talk about those mom jeans, too. "I love my curves," Simpson adds. "I'm not going to ever be size 0, and I don't want to weigh 90 pounds."

Streep as butler in 'Arthur' remake?

Dudley Moore is gone. So is John Gielgud. (And Liza Minnelli ain't getting any younger.) But even though those actors defined 1981's Arthur, Hollywood is willing to bet you'll go see a remake of it anyway. (As Arthur would say, "Thaaa'zz crazzzzy!") Jason Winer, creator and writer of TV's new hit Modern Family, will helm the project, according to the Playlist blog. Unfortunately, Russell Brand is the guy tapped to take Moore's role as the drink-swilling playboy who will inherit his family's millions … if he marries an heiress instead of the working-class woman he has fallen for. The real head scratcher: Meryl Streep is rumored to be the first choice to play the role of the butler, originally handled by Gielgud.

Husband was left out of Murphy's will

Simon Monjack can rail against the media all he wants, but his poor, deceased wife, Brittany Murphy, didn't leave him a dime in her will. TMZ reports that Murphy left everything to her mother, Sharon. Brittany apparently wrote a will years before getting married and kept it in her mother's safe. Monjack insists that this is no oversight and that she drafted another will after they got married that still listed Sharon as the beneficiary. Monjack told TMZ the will states, "I am married to Simon Monjack, who I have intentionally left out of this will."

Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed by fire in courthouse 03/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:23pm]

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