NAMES IN THE NEWS : Humperdinck Rues Bra Brigade

<i> From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports</i>

It’s bad enough when Engelbert Humperdinck looks in his closet. It’s even worse when he talks to his lawyer.

“I’ve got more paternity suits than leisure suits,” the British singer said in an interview to be broadcast Monday on the syndicated “Joan Rivers Show.”

Humperdinck admitted that he has fooled around on his wife “a lot"--so much so that he feels bad about it.

“I feel very sorry for my wife. For her to put up with my nonsense, she has to be a very strong and wonderful person,” said Humperdinck, who also acknowledged his wife is bothered somewhat by the attention of his female fans.


“A little bit. She’s used to it,” said Humperdinck. “For so many years she’s had the adverse publicity. She’s had the panties. I have almost three rooms of memorabilia--panties and bras and everything.”