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(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Roseanne Barr to guest star on NBC's 'The Office'LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Roseanne Barr is dropping into NBC's "The Office." The network said Barr will guest star as a talent agent named Carla Fern in scenes set to tape Wednesday. The agent agrees to help office manager Andy Barnard realize his show business dream. Series regular Ed Helms plays Andy.
Lindsay Lohan's driving case returns to LA courtLOS ANGELES (AP) _ A judge who has sentenced Lindsay Lohan to jail before will conduct her first hearing Wednesday on new misdemeanor charges of lying to authorities and reckless driving against the trouble-prone actress. Lohan has been ordered to appear before Judge Stephanie Sautner for the scheduling hearing, which is the first time the actress has been required to appear in court in nearly a year.
Actor Jason London arrested after Ariz. bar fightPHOENIX (AP) _ Authorities say actor Jason London has been arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an Arizona bar fight. Scottsdale police say London allegedly sneezed on a man who then asked him to apologize, but London refused and instead hit the man in the face.
Judd announces separation from FranchittiLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti are separating after 11 years of marriage. Judd's spokeswoman confirmed a Tuesday report from People magazine that the 44-year-old actress and 39-year-old Scottish race car driver are ending their marriage.
Pussy Riot cathedral video banned for 'extremism'MOSCOW (AP) _ Footage of feminist rockers Pussy Riot's impromptu protest in Moscow's main cathedral last year has been banned in Russia. Moscow City Court rejected band member Yekaterina Samutsevich's appeal to be considered an interested party in the case Wednesday, meaning a November decision banning four videos of the protest against Vladimir Putin now takes effect.
Singer Ke$ha to debut MTV reality series in AprilNEW YORK (AP) _ "Jersey Shore" might have ended, but another partygoer is lending her wild life to MTV: Ke$ha. MTV announced late Tuesday that the pop singer will debut a documentary series, "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life," in April.
Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in SeattleHONOLULU (AP) _ The actor best known for playing the TV character Gomer Pyle in the 1960s has married his male partner of 38 years. Hawaii News Now (http://bit.ly/14tFM3U) reports Jim Nabors and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle to be married Jan. 15.
Troubled 'Rebecca' musical snares show's publicistNEW YORK (AP) _ Troubles surrounding the Broadway musical "Rebecca" have snared the show's publicist. The show's producers sued Marc Thibodeau in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, claiming defamation and breach of contract and fiduciary duty.
ABC: Barbara Walters is out of the hospitalLOS ANGELES (AP) _ ABC says Barbara Walters is out of the hospital and recovering from chicken pox at home. ABC said Tuesday that the 83-year-old host on "The View" is resting comfortably and "getting stronger." There was no indication of when she might return to work.
Disney closing 'Epic Mickey' video game developerLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Now it's time to say goodbye to "Epic Mickey." The interactive division of the Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it is closing Junction Point Studios, its Austin, Texas-based developer that created 2010's "Disney Epic Mickey" and its 2012 sequel "Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two."
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