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Entertainment Briefs for November 19, 2010

| November 19, 2010 8:00 PM

TV star cites irreconcilable differences with NBA standout

LOS ANGELES - Less than four years after a storybook wedding in Paris, Eva Longoria filed court papers Wednesday to divorce basketball star Tony Parker, citing irreconcilable differences.

Longoria, a star of TV's "Desperate Housewives," and Parker, an NBA All-Star with the San Antonio Spurs, were married in a civil ceremony on July 6, 2007.

The next day, a priest married them in a church across from the Louvre Museum, followed by an exclusive bash at a storied French chateau.

As a member of the Spurs, Parker has won three NBA championships in recent years. Longoria often had a courtside seat at his games.

Each posted a statement on their Twitter accounts addressing the divorce. "We love each other deeply and pray for each other's happiness," it said.

They have no children together. Longoria has one previous marriage.

In her legal filing, she requested that her name be restored to Eva Jacqueline Longoria. She had taken Parker's name when they married.

The filing also stated the couple had a prenuptial agreement but no details were provided.

Longoria asked the court to require each side pay its own attorney fees. She also wants to receive spousal support from Parker but not pay any to him.

Longoria's spokeswoman, Liza Anderson, said the actress had no further comment. Parker wasn't immediately available for comment.

Longoria, 35, did not indicate in the court filings when the couple broke up.

Parker, 28, signed a multiyear extension with the Spurs two weeks ago.

At the time, the French point guard insisted that he and Longoria wanted to remain in San Antonio.

Bill Nye the Science Guy faints on Calif. stage

LOS ANGELES - Bill Nye, host of the Emmy-winning 1990s television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," collapsed during a California speech, then got up and continued his presentation.

The Los Angeles Times says the 54-year-old Nye apparently fainted on stage Tuesday evening in front of hundreds of people gathered at the University of Southern California.

Paramedics and campus safety officers responded, but it's unclear if Nye was treated.

USC senior Tristan Camacho says Nye collapsed in mid-sentence at the podium. About 10 seconds later, she says he was conscious and asked the audience how long he was out.

Nye told the audience a similar thing happened to him earlier in the day.

Nye assistant Christine Sposari didn't immediately respond to an e-mail request for information sent early Wednesday.

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