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By United Press International   |   Sept. 7, 2012 at 4:00 AM

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TOM BROKAW: Newsman Tom Brokaw has been discharged from a hospital in Charlotte, N.C., where he went after feeling light-headed Thursday morning, NBC said.

Brokaw, 72, is in town for the Democratic National Convention. He fell ill after appearing on the MSNBC program "Morning Joe."

"After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health and has been discharged. We're immensely grateful to the team at Carolinas Medical Center for their excellent care and professionalism," NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

"All is well. Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants..." Brokaw tweeted.


AMY POEHLER: A publicist for Amy Poehler and Will Arnett says the Hollywood couple have separated and plan to divorce.

People.com confirmed the split with the pair's representative Thursday, but no other details were immediately available.

The comedy stars married in August 2003 and have two pre-school age sons together.

Poehler is a former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and current star of the sitcom "Parks and Recreation."

Arnett is best known for his roles on TV's "Up All Night" and "Arrested Development."


AMBER ROSE: U.S. model Amber Rose announced Thursday she is pregnant with her first child.

Rose, 28, is engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa, 24.

"We do know the sex, but we're [keeping it private] for now," Rose told People.com at the MTV Video Music Awards show in Los Angeles. "We just found out two days ago, so we're super excited."

"I'm superman!" Khalifa told the celebrity news Web site. "I'm going to the best dad and the best performer and the best husband that I can be."

The couple did not reveal the baby's anticipated due date.


ALEC BALDWIN: Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland says she and the U.S. actor laugh about the time he called her "a rude, thoughtless, little pig" and the audio ended up online.

Ireland, 16, is Baldwin's daughter with his ex-wife, actress Kim Basinger.

The embarrassing incident, in which Baldwin left an irate voice-mail message for his daughter after he couldn't reach her, happened in 2007.

Baldwin temporarily lost visitation rights with Ireland, but won them back after publicly apologizing for his behavior.

"The only problem with that voice-mail was that people made it out to be a way bigger deal than it was," Ireland told the New York Post's Page Six Magazine. "He's said stuff like that before just because he's frustrated. For me, it was like, 'OK, whatever.' I called him back I was like, 'Sorry Dad, I didn't have my phone.' That was it."

Ireland said she and her dad even considered lampooning the incident for an Internet comedy sketch.

"We almost did something funny on YouTube, of me calling him and yelling at him," she said.

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