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CANCER FORCES HOPPER TO CANCEL SHOWS

Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is canceling all travel plans to focus on treatment, manager Sam Maydew has told the Associated Press. The 73-year-old actor and artist is being treated through a special program at the University of Southern California. Asked about Hopper's prognosis, Maydew said, "We're hoping for the best." He would not elaborate on the actor's condition. Hopper was hospitalized in New York this month and treated for dehydration.

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Eddie Murphy joins TV fashion world

We're big fans of America's Next Top Model, for some reason, but this season has been especially fruitful in providing us dirt. The CW has been trying to spice up the show, bringing in guest judges like Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian, so why not opt for a big name like Eddie Murphy for the finale? Try not to think about how he has nothing to do with fashion and go with it, okay? To be fair, E! says he will not be a judge, but he will be at a Julia Clancey fashion show being used for the finale so he can cheer on his daughter Bria, who is appearing with the final two contestants on the runway.

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Smith's doctors, boyfriend face trial

A judge in Los Angeles ordered two of Anna Nicole Smith's physicians and her onetime boyfriend to stand trial on charges of conspiring to illegally furnish the 39-year-old with prescription medications. Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry said the legal standard for the defendant to face trial was "very minimal." Charged are two Los Angeles doctors who wrote her prescriptions, Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor, and her companion and attorney, Howard Stern. The Playboy model died in 2007 of an overdose of a sedative and other drugs.

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Miley Cyrus stalker gets probation

That odd 53-year-old dude who was stalking Miley Cyrus as she filmed The Last Song around Savannah, Ga., has pleaded guilty to resisting police, the Associated Press reports. Mark McLeod, left, was sentenced by a State Court judge to two years of probation and a mental health evaluation. (Just because he said he was engaged to the Hannah Montana star?) He was also banished from Savannah and surrounding Chatham County and ordered to stay away from Cyrus and her family. District Attorney Larry Chisolm said prosecutors dropped attempted stalking charges against McLeod because they lacked evidence that his "attempt to reach or follow Miley Cyrus was different than the hundreds of other fans." That's comforting.

- jgillin@tampabay.com

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