Brooks can't remember
Garth Brooks says an Oklahoma hospital pledged to name a women's center for his late mother in return for $500,000, but a deposition unveiled Monday showed that, after filing a lawsuit, the country singer couldn't remember what he had been promised.
Brooks claims the Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital failed to honor a promise to place Colleen Brooks' name on a new women's center in his hometown of Yukon. The center was never built, and the singer wants his money back, plus punitive damages.
In testimony Friday, Brooks said that through a number of telephone calls, he reached a verbal agreement with the hospital in 2005.
In a brief cross-examination Monday, Integris lawyer Terry Thomas showed statements Brooks made in a deposition given after the singer filed a breach-of-contract claim against the hospital in 2009. In it, Brooks couldn't say whether a new women's center was promised, or whether Colleen Brooks' name would be attached to an existing center.
"I don't remember," Brooks said in the deposition.
The singer concluded his testimony Monday. Rogers County District Judge Dynda Post has said she wants jurors to receive the case by this afternoon.
Aretha calls off wedding
Aretha Franklin, 69, won't be getting fitted for a wedding gown after all: She's called off her engagement.
A statement released Monday by her representative said Franklin's wedding to Willie Wilkerson wasn't going to happen.
"Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time," Franklin said. "We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends."
A marriage ends
Seal and Heidi Klum have announced that their storybook marriage is coming to the end of the runway.
In a statement Sunday night, the power couple announced their separation after rumors swirled over the weekend that a divorce was imminent.
"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul searching we have decided to separate," the joint statement read. "We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children's sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy."
The couple married in 2005 and has four children together, including the supermodel's daughter from a previous relationship.
-- From News and wire services