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Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Dan Marino fathered girl during 2004 extramarital affair

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- CBS sports analyst and former professional football player Dan Marino fathered a daughter during a 2004 extramarital affair, the New York Post reported.

Marino had a brief romance with the child's mother, Donna Savattere, when she was a 35-year-old production assistant at CBS Sports' Manhattan studio, the newspaper said.

At the time, the ex-Miami Dolphins quarterback was married to Claire, his wife of 20 years and mother of the couple's six children.

The Post said Savattere gave birth to a daughter, Chloe, in June 2005, after which Marino paid her millions of dollars to keep the child's parentage a secret.

"They had an affair, and she had a baby," a source told the Post. "Everything was on the down-low and secretive."

Marino, 51, confirmed the story to the newspaper, but said he did not intend to elaborate on it.

"This is a personal and private matter. I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then," he told the Post in a written statement. "We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved."

Marino said he and his spouse have no plans to split up.

"My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together," he said in the statement. "And we continue to be a strong and loving family."

Marino is expected to help cover Super Bowl Sunday for CBS, the newspaper said.


Porn star Ron Jeremy undergoes two operations to treat aneurysm

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Ron Jeremy's manager says the porn star remains unconscious after undergoing two operations at a Los Angeles hospital to treat an aneurysm near his heart.

Jeremy's manager, Mike Esterman, told the New York Daily News the 59-year-old adult-film actor was "resting with complete privacy and no visitors" Wednesday night after procedures "went smoothly."

The New York native, who now lives in Los Angeles, drove himself to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday after experiencing chest pain, Esterman said.

"His instincts were correct to seek help at that moment," Esterman said. "He is in the ICU and has not been conscious since surgery."

Jeremy has starred in 1,700 adult films, directed 250 porn flicks and appeared in 60 mainstream films. He also was a cast member of the reality TV show "The Surreal Life."


'How I Met Your Mother' renewed for a ninth and final season

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan have signed on for a ninth and final season of their U.S. sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother," CBS said.

Series regulars Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders, as well as series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, will return for the last season in which audiences will finally learn the identity of the titular mother, CBS Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television announced Wednesday.

"Through eight years, 'How I Met Your Mother,' has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch phrases," Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television's most mysterious mother to some of TV's most passionate fans."

"We're thrilled to have the entire and incredibly talented 'How I Met Your Mother' cast back for one final season to bring the series to a proper close," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen of 20th Century Fox Television, in a joint statement.

"Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are masterful and hilarious storytellers, and we have no doubt that they will guide one of the greatest comedies of the last decade to a gratifying conclusion when they finally reveal the identity of the mother."


Macklemore and Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' tops U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" featuring Wanz is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," followed by the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" at No. 3, Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" at No. 4 and Will.i.am and Britney Spears' "Scream & Shout" at No. 5.

Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" featuring John Martin at No. 6, Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" featuring Nicki Minaj at No. 7, Rihanna's "Diamonds" at No. 8, Phillip Phillips' "Home" at No. 9 and A$AP Rocky's "F**kin Problems" featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar at No. 10.

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