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Former Tampa woman says she created "Stripperella'

A former stripper is demanding an end to the new cable television show Stripperella, an animated series featuring Pamela Anderson as the voice of a stripper who moonlights as a superhero.

Janet Clover, 37, filed suit Monday against Anderson and comic book legend Stan Lee, who created Stripperella as well as Spider-Man and The Hulk. Also named as defendants are Viacom TV Networks, doing business as TNN.

Clover claims she is Stripperella's "true creator," according to the lawsuit filed in Daytona Beach circuit court.

Clover, an unemployed Palm Coast resident who identifies herself in the lawsuit as "Sensual Entertainer's Home Studio Founder," said she wrote and filed the suit without an attorney.

"This office challenges Lee to produce proof of his creative work, as true authorship belongs to Tanga's Jazz," she wrote, referring to the Tanga Lounge adult club in Tampa where she claims she asked Lee about the concept of Stripperella a year ago during a private dance session.

Viacom officials referred comment to spokesman Robert Pini, who did not return messages.

"I'm just trying to get this off TV because it's not his idea," Clover told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Hepburn book to be released Friday

A book the author terms "part biography and part memoir" about Katharine Hepburn will be in bookstores Friday, less than two weeks after the actor died.

Kate Remembered was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg, who befriended the actor, then 75, in 1983.

"For more than 20 years, Katharine Hepburn imparted many of the details of her life to me, suggesting that I weave them into a book _ one that would appear upon her death," Berg said in a statement issued by his publisher, G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Berg said Hepburn wanted the book published soon after her death to correct inaccuracies about her life printed in other publications.

According to the publisher, the book includes untold details about Hepburn's long career and her relationships with such men as Spencer Tracy and Howard Hughes.

Berg said he wrote the bulk of the book between 1999 and 2001 and the publisher "agreed to Miss Hepburn's dictate that it could not be published _ indeed, even discussed _ until her death."

He said he wrote the last few paragraphs in the last few weeks of her life. Hepburn, 96, died June 29.

Jennings now a U.S. citizen

He's been reporting the news to Americans for nearly 40 years, and now Peter Jennings can say he's one of them.

The Canadian native quietly became a U.S. citizen May 30 at a ceremony in Manhattan, and revealed it to friends at a Fourth of July party last weekend.

The 64-year-old anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, who was born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa, will retain his Canadian citizenship.