Wesley Snipes was released from prison Tuesday.

Great news. Now he can get on with "Blade 4." Or is it "Blade 5?"

The 50-year-old actor was released from a federal prison after serving nearly 28 months of a 36-month sentence for not paying millions of dollars he owed in taxes, E! News reports.

Wait ... that's illegal?

Snipes will be under house arrested monitored by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19.

Snipes served his sentence at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution in McKean, in northwest Pennsylvania. By "medium-security" they mean the golf course in only nine holes.

The actor was convicted in 2008 of three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns but remained free, pending appeal, until he ultimately surrendered to start serving his three-year sentence on Dec. 9, 2010.

PARIS JACKSON SECRETLY BONDING WITH MOTHER: Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson has secretly established a relationship with her birth mother, Debbie Rowe, according to TMZ.

Multiple sources connected to both Paris and Rowe supposedly told TMZ the 15-year-old spent a big chunk of her birthday on Wednesday with Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of his two oldest children, 16-year-old Prince Michael and Paris.

A source said "The two just hung out. They've gotten really tight."

When Paris was three, Rowe signed her full parental rights away to both children to Jackson in 2001. She has had very little contact with them since.

TMZ's sources said mother and daughter have gotten together a number of times recently and are establishing a relationship.

Rowe has apparently worked hard to keep the meetings secret, because she doesn't want to give anyone the idea she's exploiting their relationship. One source said Rowe could have made a lot of money off the meetings, but didn't even consider it.

HALLE BERRY PREGNANT: Halle Berry is pregnant with a baby boy.

I kind of feel a little hurt that no one called and told me.

E! News reported Friday that Berry and fiance Olivier Martinez will have their first child together. Berry already has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

"Halle and Olivier are really excited," a source said. "It's a blessing. They can't wait to have a baby together."

Berry is in the early second trimester, approximately 12 weeks along, E! News said.

Again ... someone could have called.

Berry, 46, and Martinez, 47, began dating in 2010 after working co-starring in the thriller "Dark Tide." They became engaged about 15 months ago.

"Every night, we do our prayers," Berry said of Nahla, during a November appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show." "We pray to God, so sweet. She says, 'God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.' And I say, 'I can do one of those things, I know for sure. The other one, we've got to keep praying on.'"

JADA PINKETT SMITH HINTS AT OPEN MARRIAGE: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have an open marriage, Pinkett Smith has pretty much admitted.

Hey -- isn't he pretty close to John Travolta?

Nevertheless, in an interview with HuffPost Live, 41-year-old Pinkett Smith addressed the speculation about the pair having an open marriage.

"I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK,'" she said. "Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice versa."

Uh-huh ... "vice versa." That may be the key.

The couple married in 1997 after meeting on the set of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and have two children, Jaden, 14, and Willow, 12.

Speculation of the pair having an open marriage began in 2008, when tabloids claimed the "I Am Legend" star said his wife could be with another man if she felt she needed to. Rumors also swirled -- because that's what they do, they swirl -- that Pinkett Smith cheated on Will with Marc Anthony.

Whatever the deal is at the Smith house, Pinkett Smith said friendship is the basis her the couple's bond.

"I don't think it's easy to be married to anyone," she told Hill. "I think that you have to go into a relationship knowing -- especially when you're dedicating yourself to someone for the rest of your life -- this is a life partnership. He's my best friend. He's been by my side through some of the most difficult parts of my life. And so that's something you can never take away."

Smith told People magazine in December that his wife is "... just absolutely hard core, like she absolutely is unfazed by the weight and the pressures of life. She is so calm and cool and easy in any situation. She can bear anything, and I just love that about her."

Contact Tony Hicks at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.

APRIL 6 IN HISTORY

Saturday is April 6, the 96th day of 2013. There are 269 days left in the year.

1830: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith in Fayette, N.Y.

1862: The Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee as Confederate forces launched a surprise attack against Union troops, who beat back the Confederates the next day.

1896: The first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece.

1909: American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the first men to reach the North Pole.

1917: Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany.

1973: Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became Major League Baseball's first designated hitter as he faced pitcher Luis Tiant of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway. (Blomberg was walked with the bases loaded; Boston won the game, 15-5.)

1945: During World War II, the Japanese warship Yamato and nine other vessels sailed on a suicide mission to attack the U.S. fleet off Okinawa; the fleet was intercepted the next day.

1963: The United States signed an agreement to sell the Polaris missile system to Britain.

1973: NASA launched Pioneer 11, which flew by Jupiter and Saturn.

1998: Country singer Tammy Wynette died at her Nashville home at age 55.

2003: In the Iraq War, U.S. forces encircled and began flying into Baghdad's international airport. British forces in the south made their deepest push into Basra, Iraq's second-largest city.

2008: President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, failed to overcome sharp differences over a U.S. missile defense system as they closed their seven-year relationship. Anti-China demonstrators caused chaos as the Olympic torch was relayed through London ahead of the Beijing games.

2012: Five black people were shot, three fatally, in Tulsa, Okla.; two suspects, Jake England and Alvin Watts, are accused of targeting the victims on the basis of race. A Navy F18 Hornet jet whose pilots were forced to eject crashed in a spectacular fireball into a big apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va., scattering plane parts and wiping out some 40 units, but killing no one. Painter Thomas Kinkade, 54, died in Los Gatos, Calif.

BIRTHDAY

Country singer Merle Haggard (76), actor Billy Dee Williams (76), actor John Ratzenberger (66), actress Marilu Henner (61), Olympic figure skater Janet Lynn (60), rock musician Warren Haynes (53), rock musician Frank Black (48), author Vince Flynn (47), actor Paul Rudd (44), actor Zach Braff (38).

Associated Press