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RICK SPRINGFIELD: Singer Rick Springfield has been placed on three years' probation after pleading no contest to reckless driving in Malibu, Calif., last year, officials said.

Springfield, 62, was charged with driving under the influence after police said they detected the smell of alcohol when they pulled him over while he was driving his 1963 Corvette Stingray.

TMZ said he made a plea deal with prosecutors Thursday in which they agreed to drop the charge in exchange for a no-contest plea to reckless driving.

In addition to being placed on probation, the former "General Hospital" star was ordered to attend a two-month traffic program.


MARVIN HAMLISCH: Marvin Hamlisch's wake and funeral will take place in New York and be open to the public, the late composer's representatives said.

Hamlisch, 68, died Monday in Los Angeles after a brief illness. The exact cause of his death has not been disclosed.

The Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winner is best known for penning the music for the stage show "A Chorus Line" and the film "The Way We Were."

The New York Times said public visitations will be held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan Sunday and Monday, while his funeral will take place Tuesday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. All services are open to the public, the newspaper said.


MADONNA: An official in St. Petersburg, Russia, says U.S. pop star Madonna violated a law prohibiting "homosexual propaganda" when she encouraged tolerance for gays.

The singer told fans at her concert this week homosexuals have the same rights as heterosexuals and should be treated with dignity, RIA Novosti reported.

Vitaly Milonov, a member of the pro-Kremlin United Russia Party and author of the law, said Madonna's remarks were inappropriate because they were made in front of minors and violate a law that makes it a crime to "disseminate homosexual propaganda" to those under the age of 18, the news agency said.

Milonov said video footage shows children, who appear to be as young as 12, at the concert, even though tickets clearly stated those under 18 were not advised to attend the show, RIA Novosti said.

Homosexuality wasn't decriminalized in Russia until 1993.


HEATHER LOCKLEAR: Heather Locklear, Regis Philbin, Jay Harrington, Georgia Engel and Michael McMillian are to guest star on Season 4 of "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land announced.

Production is to begin Aug. 27 and the season premiere is set for Nov. 28.

The show stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick as a group of friends from Los Angeles who find new-found popularity in Cleveland. Betty White plays the opinionated caretaker of the house they rent. Last season's finale ended with the discovery of a baby on their doorstep.

In the new season, guest star Engel will again play Mamie, who has a love/hate friendship with White's character Elka, and McMillian will return to play Owen, the long-lost son Leeves' character Joy gave up for adoption.

Philbin will reprise his role as Elka's long-time hairdresser and love interest Pierre and Locklear will debut as Chloe Summerlin, a former Miss Ohio who is now the owner of Cleveland's top public-relations agency, which she runs with her ex-husband, Alec, played by Harrington.

"Over the past three seasons, we have seen some astounding guest stars stop by the show," Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land, said in a statement Friday. "This season is sure to please the fans as even more story lines develop and new characters emerge. We've got an irresistible combination on our hands with our four favorite Clevelanders, a baby and Heather Locklear -- it's sitcom magic."

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