Actress Sandra Bullock files divorce papers, adopts a baby boy

AUSTIN — Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from her husband, Jesse James, citing discord and conflict of personalities without “any reasonable expectations of reconciliation.”

The divorce petition, which was filed Friday, said the couple has no child under 18 years of age who is entitled to support.

The Oscar-winning actress revealed Wednesday on People magazine’s website that she is adopting a 3-month-old boy, Louis Bardo Bullock, who was born in New Orleans.

James and Bullock separated in March after five years of marriage, following reports that the celebrity motorcycle builder and reality-TV star had been unfaithful.

Bullock’s divorce papers were filed in a Travis County court in Austin, Texas, where Bullock owns two downtown restaurants and is believed to have a home. The filing said Bullock and James no longer lived together and she believed they could enter into an agreement to divide their estates.

Bullock, 45, won the Oscar for best actress for her role in the blockbuster hit “The Blind Side,” on March 7. Within days of her win, the cheating allegations became public.

Bullock and James, 41, began the adoption process four years ago, People said, and brought the baby boy home in January.

Affair a revelation to Elizabeth Edwards

CHICAGO — John Edwards’ mistress said the former presidential candidate’s wife, Elizabeth, didn’t know about their involvement until after he gave an interview to ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff admitting the affair.

“He came clean with her after that interview,” Rielle Hunter told Oprah Winfrey ain quotes provided Wednesday by Harpo Productions.

Hunter’s full interview with Winfrey is to air on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” today.

“Elizabeth really wanted him to do that interview. she didn’t know the truth,” Hunter said in her first televised interview in two years.

Comedian’s wife no copycat 

NEW YORK — Jerry Seinfeld’s wife did not copy a cookbook author when she released her own techniques for getting children to eat vegetables, a federal appeals court concluded Wednesday.

In a written ruling issued just two days after it heard oral arguments, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan sided with Jessica Seinfeld in her 3-year-old copyright and trademark dispute with Missy Chase Lapine, saying the books were “not confusingly similar.”

“Stockpiling vegetable purees for covert use in children’s food is an idea that cannot be copyrighted,” the appeals court wrote.

Lapine, the author of “The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals,” sued Jessica Seinfeld over her cookbook titled: “Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food.” The Seinfeld book was published several months after Lapine’s in 2007.

Quaid walks after wife pleads 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Randy Quaid won’t have to worry about any more court appearances after prosecutors dropped felony charges against the actor.

Quaid’s wife, Evi, however, will be on probation for three years after she pleaded no contest Wednesday in Santa Barbara to a misdemeanor count of defrauding an innkeeper.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Arnie Tolks says Evi Quaid will also have to perform 240 hours of community service. The couple had been charged with defrauding an innkeeper out of more than $10,000 as well as conspiracy and burglary.