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By United Press International   |   Dec. 24, 2011 at 3:51 AM

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PRINCE PHILIP: Britain's Prince Philip has undergone emergency heart surgery and is expected to remain hospitalized for a day or so, his representatives said.

The 90-year-old duke of Edinburgh, who has enjoyed good health most of his life, fell ill as the royal family gathered Friday for Christmas at Sandringham, his wife Queen Elizabeth II's private Norfolk estate, The Daily Mail reported.

"His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was taken to Papworth Cardio Thoracic Centre in Cambridge this evening from Sandringham House for precautionary tests after experiencing chest pain," the newspaper quoted Buckingham Palace as saying in a statement Friday night. "Following tests at Papworth, the Duke of Edinburgh was found to have a blocked coronary artery which had caused his chest pains. This was treated successfully by the minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting. Prince Philip will remain in hospital for observation for a short period."


ETTA JAMES: U.S. singer Etta James, who has terminal leukemia and dementia, remains hospitalized after a urinary tract infection resulted in sepsis, her son said.

James, 73, is best known for her signature song "At Last."

Her son, Sametto James, told CNN her condition has improved since she was hospitalized Monday, but warned, "She's not out of the woods quite yet."

The Los Angeles Times said a judge ruled Monday Artis Mills, James' husband since 1969, shall maintain decision-making control over her finances and home healthcare.

Donto James, Sametto's brother, had requested a temporary legal conservatorship due to concerns regarding expenses and his mother's care, the Times said.

"The only issue is my mother going into the hospital," Donto James told the newspaper. "I begged the doctors to do it this one time to make sure everything is OK."


ADAM LAMBERT: U.S. singer Adam Lambert says no charges were filed after he and his reality TV star boyfriend Sauli Koskinen got into a drunken brawl outside a bar in Finland.

Media reports said Thursday the couple were taken to jail in Helsinki Wednesday night after an argument they were having got physical.

"Violence is not to be taken lightly. Embarrassed by drunkenness. No punches thrown, no injuries and no charges. Media always exaggerates," Lambert posted on Twitter Thursday night.

People.com said police investigated possible assault charges, but decided they weren't necessary and released Lambert and Koskinen.

Lambert said via Twitter he and Koskinen had already made up and were "laughing about it" over "hangover burgers."


MEL GIBSON: Actor-director Mel Gibson's divorce from Robyn, his wife of nearly 30 years, was finalized Friday in a Los Angeles court, legal documents indicate.

The former couple married in 1980 and separated in 2006, but did not go public with their split until 2009 when Mel Gibson was photographed embracing a girlfriend.

The Gibsons have seven children together. Mel Gibson has a daughter from a subsequent relationship.

People.com said the Gibsons did not have a prenuptial agreement, so Robyn Gibson was awarded half of Mel Gibson's fortune, which the Los Angeles Business Journal estimated in 2006 to be $850 million.

Mel Gibson's career has been overshadowed in recent years by his battle with alcoholism and legal troubles.

He made headlines in 2006 for making anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken driving arrest, but later apologized for his actions. The Oscar-winner's public image was further tarnished when audio apparently of him making racist and abusive remarks toward his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva were leaked on the Internet.

Grigorieva accused him of assaulting her. The actor denied any wrongdoing, but pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge and was placed on probation in March.

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