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By United Press International   |   Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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JIM NABORS: Actor and musician Jim Nabors told Hawaii News Now he married Stan Cadwallader, his boyfriend of 38 years, at a hotel in Seattle this month.

Nabors, 82, is best known for his work on TV's "Gomer Pyle, USMC." Cadwallader, 64, is a retired firefighter.

"I'm 82 and he's in his 60s, and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing," Nabors told Hawaii News Now. "It's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody."

The couple were married before a judge and some neighbors from Hawaii at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, People.com said.

"I'm very happy that I've had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed," Nabors said. "And, what can I tell you, I'm just very happy."


RIHANNA: Recording artist Rihanna confirmed to Rolling Stone magazine she has reconciled with Chris Brown, the boyfriend who beat her up in Los Angeles in 2009.

Brown pleaded guilty to assault, then was ordered to perform community service and stay away from his ex-girlfriend for a brief period of time. Although the restraining order against him has been lifted, he remains on probation.

Brown was widely criticized after the incident by fans, journalists and some other musicians outraged by what he did to Rihanna. Rihanna suffered a similar backlash after rumors began flying that she had forgiven her abuser and taken him back.

"I decided it was more important for me to be happy," Rihanna told Rolling Stone, confirming for the first time she and Brown are back together. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."

Rihanna insisted she doesn't think Brown will physically hurt her again.

"It's different now," she said. "We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about [expletive]. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that. ... He doesn't have the luxury of [expletive] up again. ... That's just not an option. I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility. He made a mistake, and he's paid his dues."

Brown allegedly has been involved in other physical confrontations since assaulting Rihanna. Singer Frank Ocean told police Brown punched him during an argument over a parking spot outside a Los Angeles-area recording studio last weekend, TMZ reported. Several people associated with both men were allegedly involved but no arrests were made.

Last year, Brown and Canadian singer Drake allegedly were in a fight at a New York nightclub that left eight people injured. No charges were brought in that case either.


LINDSAY LOHAN: A Los Angeles judge Wednesday approved actress Lindsay Lohan's request to have New York attorney Mark Heller represent her in court.

Heller is replacing Lohan's longtime lawyer Shawn Holley, whom the 26-year-old starlet recently fired.

TMZ said Heller filed a document with the court this week, saying Lohan was in New York suffering from an upper respiratory infection and couldn't fly to California for Wednesday's hearing to answer allegations she lied to police about her involvement in a motor-vehicle accident while she was on probation for stealing a necklace and driving drunk.

The celebrity news website said Lohan changed her mind about attending the court appearance after photos were published showing her smoking and shopping when she was supposed to be sick.

TMZ said Lohan was afraid her probation would be revoked and a warrant for her arrest issued.

"I'm glad to see you're feeling better," Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan Wednesday morning.

After granting Lohan's request to change lawyers, Sautner scheduled another court date for March 1, TMZ said.


RON JEREMY: Ron Jeremy's manager says the adult film icon is in critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering an aneurysm near his heart.

Mike Esterman, Jeremy's manager, told TMZ the 59-year-old porn star drove himself to Cedars-Sinai hospital Tuesday afternoon after experiencing severe chest pain.

Upon examining him, doctors determined he had suffered an aneurysm. They were expected to perform surgery Wednesday to treat it, TMZ reported.

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