R&B diva Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Manhattan woman who accused her of hurling curses and water at her and her 18-month-old daughter during a dust-up over parenting in an apartment building lobby. Roseanna Monk and her husband, Kevin, filed a lawsuit against LaBelle last year. The couple lives in a Manhattan building where the Grammy Award-winning singer stayed while appearing in the Broadway musical "Fela!" The couple's lawyer, Sam Davis, tells the New York Post that LaBelle settled the case even before being deposed. The Monks will donate the money to a children's cancer charity. LaBelle's publicist declined to comment. According to the lawsuit, LaBelle chastised Roseanna Monk, threw a bottle of water and launched into an obscenity-filled tirade during the Nov. 11, 2010 argument.Hundreds pay respects for Miss. leader
Hundreds of people waited in line for an hour or more to pay their respects to the late Lucimarian Roberts, a leader on Mississippi's Gulf Coast for more than 40 years and the mother of ABC's "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts. She will be buried at the Biloxi National Cemetery next to her husband, Col. Lawrence Roberts, who died in 2004. Lucimarian Roberts was the first black to serve as chairman of the Mississippi State Board of Education. She died Thursday at her home at age 88. Her children also include New Orleans anchor Sally-Ann Roberts.LITTLE MONSTERS, CIRCLE THE DATE: Lady Gaga will return Feb. 6, 2013, to Xcel Energy Center. She announced the first 26 cities on her North American Born This Way Ball tour, which begins Jan. 11 in Vancouver. She's currently on tour in Europe, then heading to South America, Africa and Russia in the fall. No ticket information was announced.
ENGAGED: Actress Kate Bosworth, 29, revealed her square-cut diamond engagement ring via her WhoSay page -- www.startribune.com/a1698 -- from fiancé Michael Polish, 41. "This photo was taken by my husband-to-be," the Straw Dogs actress tweeted. "Thank you for all the wonderful engagement wishes. ... We feel truly blessed." Bosworth met the director on the set of Big Sur, which is due out later this year, about Jack Kerouac's three brief trips to a cabin on the Northern California coast.
CHARGED: L.A. prosecutors charged actress Amanda Bynes, 26, on Wednesday in connection with two alleged hit-and-run car accidents. The charges are related to crashes on April 10 and Aug 4. 2012. She is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 27. She faces a possible sentence of six months in jail for each count, if convicted.