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Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM   |   Comments

Mindy McCready says she didn't kill boyfriend David Wilson

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. country singer Mindy McCready said on TV's "Dateline" she didn't kill David Wilson, but isn't convinced her boyfriend fatally shot himself either.

Wilson, 34, was a singer-songwriter and the father of McCready's infant son. He was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Jan. 13 and his death remains under investigation.

Asked in a soon-to-air "Dateline" interview if she shot Wilson, McCready replied: "Oh, my God, no. Oh, my God, no. ... He was my life. We were each other's life."

Pressed to disclose whether she believed "100 percent" Wilson committed suicide or whether he might have been murdered, the singer grew quiet, then said, "I don't know."

McCready also denied rumors claiming Wilson had cheated on her shortly before he died.

"David was not having an affair with another woman. That is absolutely totally untrue," McCready said.

"I've never gone through anything this painful, nor will I ever again go through anything as painful," she added.

The "Dateline" interview was excerpted on Tuesday's edition of the "Today" show.

E! News said Wilson's friends are baffled by why the new father would want to kill himself. They also said McCready did not attend a Jan. 19 memorial they arranged for him.

McCready's once-bright career has been sidelined in recent years by her battles with substance abuse, suicide attempts and legal woes.


David Muir replaces Chris Cuomo, who leaves ABC for CNN

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- David Muir is to replace Chris Cuomo as "20/20" co-anchor, alongside Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in New York Tuesday.

Muir will continue as anchor of "World News" on the weekends and will substitute for Diane Sawyer and report during the week as needed.

"David has a true talent for connecting with our viewers, and his award-winning reporting will now find a new home at '20/20,'" Sherwood said in an email message to ABC News staffers. "I'm delighted he's bringing his ample storytelling skills to Friday nights in prime-time, where Elizabeth and the team are delivering the biggest audience in years."

Sherwood also confirmed Cuomo's departure from ABC News for a new job at CNN.

"For the last 14 years, Chris has been an important voice on every program and platform at ABC News," Sherwood said. "Some see injustice in the world and are simply outraged; Chris simply demands answers. ... Chris has been a unique voice at the anchor desk and a valued colleague and friend. We'll miss his energy, commitment and humor and we wish him the very best in this new venture."


Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler engaged to baseball player Cutter Dykstra

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler has announced on Instagram she is engaged to marry Washington Nationals infielder Cutter Dykstra.

Sigler, 31, is known for her roles on TV's "The Sopranos," "Entourage" and "Guys with Kids."

Dykstra, 23, is the son of New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra.

"So this just happened," Sigler said in a message posted Monday with a photo of herself, looking shocked and showing off her new ring, while her fiance grins.

"She said yes!!!" Dykstra separately tweeted.

People.com said the couple have been together for about a year.


Dior: Lawrence did not have a wardrobe malfunction at the SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A representative for Dior says Jennifer Lawrence did not suffer a wardrobe malfunction at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday.

Lawrence, 22, looked stunning in the blue gown she wore to the event, but the frock appeared to come apart, leaving her upper thighs bare, when she stood to collect her Best Actress statuette for her work in the film "Silver Linings Playbook."

"The dress is made with different levels of tulle and satin and that is what the viewers saw when Jennifer lifted her dress slightly," a representative from the Dior fashion house told EW.com Monday. "It was not ripped and there was no malfunction ... it was the design of the gown."

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