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Entertainment Briefs for June 9, 2010

| June 9, 2010 9:00 PM

Coleman's ex-wife: Planned to re-wed

NEW YORK - Gary Coleman's ex-wife calls their relationship "golden" and says that before his recent death they had planned to renew their marital vows.

In an interview aired on Monday's "Good Morning America," Shannon Price says she had ordered that Coleman be taken off of life support on the advice of his doctors. The one-time child actor died May 28 in Utah at age 42 after suffering a brain hemorrhage two days earlier.

Price told ABC News that she had found Coleman lying in a pool of blood in their kitchen after hearing what she called "a big smack."

The couple had divorced in 2008, but Price says they later agreed that divorce "wasn't the right choice."

Coleman starred for eight seasons on the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." It debuted in 1978, when he was 10.

Lawyer: Sheen to plead guilty

ASPEN, Colo. - Charlie Sheen could work at a Colorado theater company by day and spend his nights in jail under a deal reached with prosecutors that calls for him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic abuse case, an attorney said Monday.

In exchange, prosecutors would drop criminal mischief and felony menacing charges stemming from an argument Sheen had with his wife on Christmas Day at an Aspen home where they were on vacation, said Yale Galanter, an attorney for Brooke Mueller Sheen.

The deal calls for Sheen to serve a 30-day sentence and three months probation, the lawyer said.

A judge must still approve the agreement. A hearing set for Monday was continued until July 12. Attorneys planned to meet Tuesday in Aspen to discuss the case, Galanter said.

Sheen was at the courthouse with his lawyer Richard Cummins, but neither offered any comments after the proceedings.

Lawyers met privately at the courthouse, with prosecutors asking a judge for more time to work out the deal. Pitkin County Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin didn't provide further details.

"We're going to need more time than available to complete the finer points," he said.

After the meeting, Galanter refused to say what had caused the delay but noted the work-release proposal wasn't a glitch.

"We were all extremely frustrated," Galanter said outside the courthouse. "Right now, we're really back at square one."

He wouldn't elaborate.

Galanter said Brooke Mueller Sheen remained supportive of her husband.

Prosecutors confirmed last week that Sheen had reached a plea agreement but released no details.

Sheen, the star of the hit CBS show "Two and a Half Men," previously pleaded not guilty to menacing, criminal mischief and assault charges. The menacing charge carries a prison sentence of up to three years.

During the jail term, Galanter said, Sheen would be released during the day so he can work at Theatre Aspen. He could leave the jail for work at 8 a.m. and would have to return by 8 p.m.

Pink's bus catches fire; no injuries

BERLIN - Police say a tour bus being used by the pop singer Pink caught fire on its way from Munich to Berlin, but there were no injuries.

Bavarian police say a particle filter in the exhaust system caught fire around 5 a.m. Monday due to a technical defect.

They say the driver reacted quickly and got the bus to the side of the highway and put the fire out with an extinguisher before authorities arrived at the scene. Police say eight musicians were aboard but Pink herself was not.

The band played a concert in Munich on Saturday and was on its way to Berlin for a show Tuesday night. The musicians were able to continue on their journey on a replacement bus.

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