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By United Press International   |   Oct. 31, 2012 at 3:40 AM

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EMINEM: Detroit rapper Eminem announced he had a new album in the pipeline through a limited-edition baseball cap.

The dark blue lid has an emblem that resembles the Motor City's beloved Tigers and also lists the years that Eminem's solo albums were released, including 2013.

Entertainment Weekly said Tuesday the 2013 likely means his new project, which has been in the works since May, will drop sometime in the coming year. Not many details about the record have surfaced; however, producers Dr. Dre and No I.D. have reportedly been involved.

Eminem's last solo CD was "Recovery," which came out in 2010.


DANIEL DAY-LEWIS: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and sister Tamasin have donated the literary archive of their father poet Cecil Day-Lewis to Oxford University's Bodleian Library.

Cecil Day-Lewis, one of the most notable Angle-Irish poets of the 20th Century, was a member of the Auden group of poets and intellectuals in the 1930s, the BBC reported.

He was elected professor of poetry at Oxford in 1951 and appointed Poet Laureate in 1968.

Day-Lewis also wrote mystery novels and short stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake.

A symposium celebrating his life and work opened at the Bodleian Library Tuesday, The Guardian reported.

Chris Fletcher, keeper of special collections, said a number of items are being displayed for the first time, including a letter from W.H. Auden that contains constructive criticism of a poem Day-Lewis sent him.

Also being displayed is a limited edition of a poem Day-Lewis wrote to mark the birth of his son Daniel.

Fletcher admitted the competition for the Day-Lewis archives was strong with U.S. institutions having much more money at their disposal.

"If the manuscripts had ended up outside the country it would have saddened us all as a family," Tamasin and Daniel Day-Lewis said.


HULK HOGAN: Hulk Hogan's civil lawsuit against Florida radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge has been settled, a Hogan spokesman said.

The suit was filed as the result of a sex videotape featuring Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, and the former wife of Bubba, real name Todd Alan Clem, E! Online said.

Terms of the settlement were not announced but Clem read an apology to Hogan on his radio show Monday, stating he is convinced Hogan was unaware he was being videotaped, and it is Clem's belief Hogan was not involved in profiting from the tape's release to the public.

David R. Houston, Hogan's attorney, said Bollea "is pleased that Mr. Clem finally stated the truth and apologized for his false statements."

Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, which posted excerpts of the videotape on its website, is still pending, E! Online said.


GEORGE WENDT: George Wendt, the veteran actor who played Norm on "Cheers," is expected to recover completely after being hospitalized with chest pains, a spokesman says.

His illness has forced Wendt to drop out of a production of "The Odd Couple" that was scheduled to begin previews Nov. 9, the Chicago Tribune reported. He will be replaced as Oscar by Mark Grapey, a veteran of the recent New York production with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, who had been playing Murray, Timothy Evans, director of the Northlight Theater in Skokie, said.

Evans said Wendt is "expected to make a full recovery." He was hospitalized Sunday evening.

Tim Kazurinsky, like Wendt a veteran of Chicago's famed Second City troupe, plays Felix in the production.

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