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Temptations singer dies: Eddie Kendricks, a founding member of the Temptations, died Monday night in Birmingham, Ala., a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 52.

Kendricks died of lung cancer, said Betty Ingram, a spokeswoman for Baptist Medical Center-Princeton. The Birmingham native had been hospitalized since Sept. 25.

Frankly, search for Scarlett continues: A widely publicized international search for an unknown actress to play Scarlett O'Hara in a sequel to Gone With the Wind ended Sunday in Atlanta the way it started _ with the plum role still up for grabs.

Producer Robert Halmi, who paid $9-million last fall for the rights to Scarlett, said the three finalists will be offered speaking roles in the planned TV miniseries, but none impressed him enough to get the part.

Halmi had said that getting an unknown for the part was vital, but he changed his tune Sunday.

"The next thing to do is to look for actresses who are not stars but are marquee actresses," he said.

The surviving finalists were Derya Berti, a Los Angeles native who performs in films in her mother's homeland of Turkey; Caitriona Ni Mhurchu, a Dublin television announcer; and Valentina Forte, a veteran Italian actress.

The miniseries is to be broadcast on CBS in November 1993.

In the romance department: Rock star Jackson Browne is out, and John F. Kennedy Jr. is a lawyer in love.

That's the latest on the Daryl Hannah romance front, according to the tabloid TV show A Current Affair.

The tape, made Aug. 11 by someone the show didn't identify, shows Kennedy, 31, and the 32-year-old actress getting close on the stoop of a Manhattan brownstone, said the news editor, Barry Levine.

Levine says it's the first visual proof of the much-rumored romance between the two.

Variety reported last week that Browne, 43, and Hannah have gone their separate ways after seven on and off years.

Hell's Angels club wants to stop "free ride": The Hell's Angels Motorcycle Corp. sued Marvel Comics last week, claiming that a new comic book character called Hell's Angel violates their trademark.

The motorcycle club incorporated in Oakland 22 years ago.

Marvel is accused in the lawsuit of unfair competition and "getting a free ride" by using the club's "highly recognizable and powerfully evocative" name for a female character.

Plaintiff's attorney Fritz-Howard Clapp asked the court for an order halting further sales, destruction of unsold issues and damages, including Marvel's profits from the comic.

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