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Woody Allen defends himself in New York Times op-ed piece

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) — Filmmaker Woody Allen has penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times denying his daughter’s allegations he molested her when she was a child. The 78-year-old “Blue Jasmine” writer-director’s essay will be published…

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British Scientists say Penguins Are Depressed Over Weather in England

The Humboldt penguins who live at the Sea Life Center in the U.K. have become so depressed by England’s notoriously gloomy weather that their keepers decided the birds were in need of a major medical pick-me-up. The solution? Antidepressants. “After…

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Still alive: doctors deny rumors Formula 1 star Michael Schumacher has died

Doctors treating Formula 1 ace Michael Schumacher have been forced to deny the seven-times world champion has died. It comes after wild rumours started spreading on social networking sites, including Twitter, that the 45-year-old had passed away. A spokesperson for…

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‘Coronation Street’ star Bill Roache found not guilty of rape

Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been cleared of raping and sexually assaulting five women in charges that dated back to the Sixties and Seventies. Lawyers acting for the  81-year-old, who plays Ken Barlow, argued that the proceedings had been…

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Teen in ‘Affluenza’ Case Gets Rehab, Not Jail, for DUI that Killed Four

A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents. Judge Jean Boyd again decided to…

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‘Wee Pals’ comic strip artist Morrie Turner dies at 90

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 1 (UPI) — Morrie Turner, the creator of the “Wee Pals” comic strip has died in a Sacramento hospital, his family said. He was 90. The cause of the artist’s death Jan. 25 wasn’t reported. At its height,…

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Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Aaron Sorkin is to be presented with the Screenwriters Tribute at the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts. Emily Mortimer, star of Sorkin’s hit HBO drama “The Newsroom,” will hand the screenwriter and…

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Woody Allen feels ‘overwhelming sadness,’ says lawyer

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Woody Allen’s attorney said on the “Today” show Tuesday the New York filmmaker feels “overwhelming sadness” regarding his daughter’s sex-abuse allegations. Dylan Farrow, 28, posted a detailed letter on the New York Times website…

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Victoria Jackson running for political office in Tennessee

THOMPSON’S STATION, Tenn., Feb. 4 (UPI) — Conservative activist and former “Saturday Night Live” star Victoria Jackson says she is is running for political office in Tennessee to “save America.” Jackson, 54, who moved to Thompson’s Station, Tenn., last year,…

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Death investigation of Philip Seymour Hoffman leads to drug raid and four arrests

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (Entertainment Magazine) — Four suspected drug dealers, who may have sold heroin to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, have been arrested in Manhattan, the New York Post said. Narcotics officers said they found about 350…

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