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By United Press International   |   Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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DEBBIE REYNOLDS: Entertainer Debbie Reynolds is hospitalized in Los Angeles and has canceled all appearances for the next three months, her publicist said.

Reynolds' representative told TMZ the 80-year-old actress was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai medical center during the weekend "due to an adverse reaction she experienced to a medication she was currently taking."

The publicist said Wednesday Reynolds remains at Cedars-Sinai, but is showing signs of improvement.

The type of medication she was taking was not immediately disclosed.


JANET JACKSON: Janet Jackson is vehemently denying a report claiming she purposely delayed her brother Michael's Los Angeles funeral until she was reimbursed for expenses.

The allegations were made in Randall Sullivan's upcoming book, "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," an excerpt of which is featured in the November issue of Vanity Fair.

UsMagazine.com reported Jackson's lawyers have demanded the magazine retract the article, which said she delayed Jackson's funeral more than two months until she was reimbursed for her $40,000 deposit to secure his burial plot. Michael died in June 2009 at age 50. His personal physician is in prison for administering lethal amounts of sedatives and anesthesia to Michael to help the pop music star sleep.

"Ms. Jackson never delayed the funeral in any way," UsMagazine.com reported Janet's attorney, Blair G. Brown, said in an Oct. 5 legal letter to Vanity Fair Editor in Chief Graydon Carter.

"In fact, she paid for the funeral and was reimbursed for some of those expenses by Michael Jackson's estate in the year after the services took place," the letter said. "In addition, there were other private costs associated with Michael Jackson's passing that Ms. Jackson incurred and for which she has never sought reimbursement. To falsely accuse Ms. Jackson of holding up her brother's funeral over money is outrageous. This story is particularly hurtful and distressing because of Ms. Jackson's strong desire to serve her brother, whom she loved dearly, and he wish to stand with and support her family."


STEVIE NICKS: Rock icon Stevie Nicks says if she had been Mariah Carey she would have strangled Nicki Minaj for berating her on the "American Idol" set.

Video showing Minaj, 29, screaming and cursing at Carey, 42, made the rounds last week. The recording artists joined the singing competition series as judges this season.

"How dare this little girl! ... If I had been Mariah I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there," Nicks, 64, told The Daily in an interview to promote her new documentary, "In Your Dreams."

"I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it," added the former Fleetwood Mac lead singer.


EMILIA CLARKE: "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke is to play Holly Golightly in Richard Greenberg's new Broadway play, "Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's."

The world premiere production is to begin performances at a Shubert theater in February, the show's producers said Wednesday.

The play is an adaption of Capote's classic novella and will be directed by Sean Mathias.

"The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone -- still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember," Greenberg said in a statement. "Capote was a great writer and a natural maker of plots and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatize."

"Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl," a synopsis said.

"Everyone falls in love with Holly -- including Fred. But Fred is poor, and Holly's other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred -- just as her past catches up with her."

Alan U. Schwartz of The Truman Capote Literary Trust said: "I am delighted New York audiences will be the first to see this new adaptation of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's.' That story continues to inspire artists and capture imaginations all these years later speaks to the timeless quality of Mr. Capote's unforgettable prose. Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage."

The actor who will play Fred has not yet been announced.

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