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'Diff'rent Strokes' actor splits with wife

Todd Bridges, the former child star of TV's "Diff'rent Strokes," and Dori, his wife of 14 years, are ending their marriage. "The Bridges have decided that disunion is in the best interest of their collective futures," Bridges said in a statement to People magazine. "Although Todd and Dori are going their separate ways, they are mutually committed to the well-being of their son," Spencir, 13. "She's a great mother," Bridges, 47, tweeted last week. "I'm glad to have had the years to know her and have a great kid with her. As we know, people grow apart and we did."

CNN hires celeb chef to host food & travel show

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain will begin hosting a new show next year on -- of all places -- the news network CNN, The Associated Press reports. The weekend show on food and travel represents a departure for CNN in both content and procedure. It will air Sunday nights in prime time and be repeated on Saturdays. Bourdain has done programs on both the Travel Channel and Food Network, and also appeared in the Bravo competition "Top Chef." His CNN show will feature cultures around the world through the prism of dining traditions.

'Pirates' star gets engaged

Keira Knightley, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, is engaged, The Associated Press reports. Publicist Sara Keene confirmed that Knightley is to marry her boyfriend James Righton, keyboard player for rock group Klaxons. She said the couple were not releasing any details of the proposal, and did not have any comment on wedding plans. The pair have been dating since early last year. Previously Knightley, 27, dated actor Rupert Friend for several years.


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