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Hefner says Playmate called off wedding
CHICAGO — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding.
The 85-year-old Hefner says in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy’s official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has “had a change of heart.”
Hefner announced in December that he and the former Playmate were getting married, tweeting that he’d given Harris an engagement ring. He has said that the wedding was scheduled for this Saturday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Springsteen: Clemons’ stroke ‘serious’
NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen says band mate Clarence Clemons’ stroke was serious and he’s going to need a lot of help to get back to his former self.
The Boss commented Tuesday on his longtime friend and E Street Band member on his website, Twitter and Facebook. It’s the first time he’s spoken since it was revealed Sunday that Clemons had suffered a stroke.
Springsteen calls the saxophonist a “beloved comrade” and described the stroke as “serious.”
He says: “Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again.”
Springsteen says Clemons is surrounded by wife Victoria, other family and friends, and thanked fans for their prayers and good thoughts.
Sexting scandal inspires doll
NEW YORK — An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two versions: censored and uncensored.
HeroBuilders.com of Oxford, Conn., is offering the “standard” doll for $39.95 and the anatomically correct “for adults only” version for an extra $10.
Both are dressed in a gym shirt and shorts with a label that reads “Tweet This.”
Weiner has acknowledged exchanging messages and photos that ranged from sexually suggestive to explicit with several women online.
Congress on Monday approved a two-week leave of absence for Weiner while he seeks treatment.
The action figure company also makes a plastic Sarah Palin, Barack and Michelle Obama and other talk-of-the-town figures.
Obama on Monday said he’d resign if he were in Weiner’s shoes.
The Associated Press