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By United Press International   |   Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

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LENA DUNHAM: "Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham is being paid more than $3.5 million for her first collection of essays, The New York Times reported Monday.

Random House won a bidding war to publish "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned," penned by the 26-year-old Emmy Award nominee.

The Times said Random House spokeswoman Theresa Zoro declined to comment on amount of the advance the publisher bestowed on Dunham.

"We're thrilled to welcome Lena to Random House," Susan Kamil, editor in chief and publisher of Random House, said in a statement to the Times Monday. "Her skill on the page as a writer is remarkable -- fresh, wise, so assured. She is that rare literary talent that will only grow from strength to strength and we look forward to helping her build a long career as an author."

"Girls" is a celebrated HBO series about women in their 20s dealing with relationships and careers in New York.


JACK OSBOURNE: Reality TV personality Jack Osbourne married Lisa Stelly in Hawaii, UsMagazine.com reported.

No other details regarding the Sunday ceremony were immediately available.

The couple began dating in April 2011, got engaged five months later and welcomed their first child, daughter Pearl, in April 2012.

Osbourne, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis this year, is a filmmaker, reality TV personality and the son of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne and "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne.

Stelly is an aspiring actress, UsMagazine.com said.


JOHN CUSACK: John Cusack appeared with a boombox in his hand onstage at a Peter Gabriel concert in Los Angeles as a tribute to the rocker's ballad "In Your Eyes."

Cusack's character famously tried to win back his estranged girlfriend in the 1989 teen romance "Say Anything" by holding a radio over his head and playing the song outside her bedroom window. Of course, she eventually got over her issues and came back to him.

The Hollywood Reporter said Cusack appeared on stage at Gabriel's Hollywood Bowl show Saturday night in honor of the 25th anniversary of Gabriel's album "So," which included the hit "In Your Eyes."

Cusack handed off the boombox to Gabriel, tipped his hat and bowed out of the way, then Gabriel held the radio over his head before singing the song.

"Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe was also in the audience for the concert, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Cusack told United Press International in 2009 he was happy to hear so many people still loved the movie 20 years after it came out.

"I have great fondness for ['Say Anything,']" Cusack told UPI while promoting his action flick "2012."

"It was a great collaboration with [writer-director] Cameron Crowe and I was really proud of the movie, so it's really nice that people are still remembering it this many years later. I'm always kind of delighted that people still like it," he said of "Say Anything."


KENNY CHESNEY: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and The Band Perry are booked to perform at the 46th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, ABC announced Monday.

Underwood and Brad Paisley are to serve as hosts of the Nov. 1 event at the Bridgestone Arena.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Paisley and the Zac Brown Band.

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