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By United Press International  |  Oct. 26, 2011 at 2:00 AM
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ROONEY: U.S. TV commentator Andy Rooney is hospitalized in stable condition after suffering serious complications from minor surgery, CBS News said.

CBS News said Rooney, 92, has been hospitalized since the surgery last week.

"The Rooney family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time," CBS News said.

Rooney spent 62 years at CBS and recently retired as a regular commentator on "60 Minutes" after more than 1,000 broadcasts during more than three decades.

His last regular appearance on the broadcast aired Oct. 2.

TYLER: Rocker Steven Tyler was taken to a hospital in Paraguay Tuesday after he slipped in the shower and suffered injuries to his face, a Paraguayan newspaper said.

Tyler, 63, lost two teeth in the fall at the Hotel Bourbon in Luque and was treated for injuries to his mouth and above his eye, doctors at La Costa Medical Center told ABC Digital, an online newspaper.

A concert Tyler was scheduled to perform with his band Aerosmith Tuesday night at the Jockey Club in Asuncion was postponed to Wednesday, ABC Digital said.

HAMMOND: U.S. actor and comedian Darrell Hammond says he was brutally and systematically abused by his mother as a child.

Hammond, 56, perhaps best known for "Saturday Night Live" performances as Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Sean Connery, said the abuse he underwent as a child led to self-mutilation and stays in psychiatric wards as an adult, CNN reported Wednesday

"I was a victim of systematic and lengthy brutality," he told CNN. "My mom did some things which have cost me dearly." Hammond appeared on CNN to promote his new book, "God If You're Not Up There, I'm F-ked," in which he writes about being an alcoholic drug addict.

On the back jacket of the memoir, which comes out in early November, Hammond said he gives the SNL crew "props" for having to work with him, Entertainment Weekly reported.

"Over the years, the medication I was on included: Depacote, Lamictal, Zyprexa, Abilify, Zoloft, Ativan, Triavil, and Klonopin. I was drinking, doing coke, cutting myself in my dressing room. I was repeatedly shipped off to rehab or a psychiatric unit, and once taken out of the SNL offices in a straight-jacket. But somehow, perhaps because I'm my father's son after all, I was able to soldier on and perform. That is, until I wasn't."

GOMEZ: Selena Gomez adopted a 10-week-old puppy after she and boyfriend Justin Bieber visited a local animal shelter in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the shelter said.

D'arcy Johnston who run's Winnipeg animal rescue D'Arcy's A.R.C. told People magazine the young couple made a surprise stop at the shelter Friday.

"They spent a lot of time with the puppies," Johnston told People. "I was told that [Gomez] was missing the dogs that she has at home."

Gomez, who performed in Winnipeg during the weekend, has five rescue dogs at home.

Johnston said Gomez fell in love with a puppy and left with the dog after going through the shelter's standard screening process.

Gomez named the puppy Baylor, Johnston said.

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