Jon to sue for eight

 ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Jon Gosselin plans to sue ex-wife Kate for primary custody of their eight children because her appearances on “Dancing With the Stars” have turned her into an absentee mom, a lawyer for the former reality show dad told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Jon Gosselin’s new lawyer, Anthony List, said he plans to file papers in Berks County Court in Pennsylvania this week to reopen their divorce settlement.

List said that Kate Gosselin’s participation in the smash ABC dance competition show has taken her away from the children, and that she has delegated most child-rearing responsibilities to three nannies.

“Without a doubt, she’s an absentee parent,” he said.

Kate Gosselin’s attorney, Mark Momjian, called the allegation reckless and “patently false.”

“It’s deplorable to make a comment like that,” he said. “I know Kate Gosselin is all about her children, and she’s always been about her children. Let him file what he says he’s going to file and we’ll respond accordingly.”

The two formerly starred on the hit TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” which chronicled the lives of the Gosselins and their large brood – twins and sextuplets – at their home in eastern Pennsylvania. The show ended its run in November, and their divorce became final in December.

O.J.’s acquittal suit given to Newseum, ending legal battle

LOS ANGELES – The tan Armani suit, white shirt and gold tie that O.J. Simpson wore on the day he was acquitted of murder have been acquired by the Newseum in Washington, D.C., for a display exhibit on the “trial of the century,” the curator of the museum of news said Tuesday.

“For us, it’s a piece of news history that we will include in our collection of objects relating to the trial,” said Carrie Christofferson, the curator who was involved in negotiations to obtain the suit.

Mike Gilbert, Simpson’s former manager who has had possession of it, said he will fly to Washington and hand deliver the ensemble next week.

“I hope it will be displayed in a way that will help people ponder the legal system and celebrity,” said Gilbert. “I’m happy that it will go somewhere where people can see it and remember where they were that day in history.”

The acquisition ends a 13-year legal battle between Gilbert and Fred Goldman, the father of the man Simpson was charged with killing in 1994.

Both men claimed the right to the clothing Simpson was wearing Oct. 3, 1995, when he was acquitted of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman after a televised trial that riveted the nation. The acquittal was viewed by millions on live TV.

Gilbert came up with the idea of a donation to a museum. He has kept the suit, shirt and tie in storage since shortly after Simpson’s acquittal.

The suit was first offered to the Smithsonian Institution, but the museum said it was not appropriate for its collection.

Dead actor called ‘poster child’ for drug abuse

LOS ANGELES – Actor Corey Haim employed “doctor shopping” to obtain 553 prescription pills in the two months before his death, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday.

Haim obtained the meds, which included Valium, Vicodin, Xanax and Soma, through seven different doctors and seven pharmacies, Brown said, and he used an alias on at least one occasion.

Brown said it did not appear the doctors knew Haim was obtaining prescriptions through multiple sources.

He called Haim — the star of 1980s films such as “The Lost Boys” and “License to Drive” — a “poster child” for prescription drug abuse. Haim, 38, died March 10 after collapsing in his mother’s apartment.