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'Walking Dead' actress charged in Obama ricin threat

A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was charged Friday with threatening the president.

Shannon Guess Richardson, who had bit parts on The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries, made an initial appearance in a Texarkana courtroom after being charged with mailing a threatening communication to the president. She could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted, U.S. attorney’s office spokeswoman Davilyn Walston said.

Richardson, 35, was arrested earlier in the day for allegedly mailing the ricin-laced letters last month. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney.
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Stephen Fry reveals he attempted suicide last year

Stephen Fry admitted that he tried to commit suicide last year, according to the Guardian. The incident took place while the actor and writer was filming outside his native U.K. “It was a close run thing,” Fry said on Monday night, while being interviewed by British comedian Richard Herring in front of an audience in London, for Herring’s podcast. “I took a huge number of pills and a huge [amount] of vodka and the mixture of them made my body convulse so much that I broke four ribs, but I was still unconscious,” Fry said. “And, fortunately, the producer I was filming with at the time came into the hotel room and I was found in a sort of unconscious state and taken back to England and looked after.”

Fry, who has previously spoken about suffering from bipolar disorder, is president of the British mental-health charity Mind and told Herring that he regarded it as his duty to talk publicly about his own psychological issues. “The whole point in my role” he said, “is to be … forthcoming about the morbidity and genuine nature of the likelihood of death amongst people [with] certain mood disorders.”

Jennifer Love Hewitt is engaged

On Tuesday Jennifer Love Hewitt told the world that she is pregnant, and now the actress has another announcement: She’s engaged! People reports that Hewitt is engaged to her Client List co-star and boyfriend of 15 months, Brian Hallisay. Both 34, the couple met on the set of the NBC show Love Bites and are now expecting their first child together.

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'Vampire Diaries' actress Candice Accola and The Fray guitarist Joe King are engaged

There are wedding bells in the future for Vampire Diaries‘ Candice Accola and The Fray guitarist Joe King. On Wednesday King announced the engagement when he tweeted, “She said yes,” and then both he and Accola tweeted photos showing off the bride-to-be’s new rock during a trip to Italy.

The couple’s relationship was first publicly revealed this April. The Vampire Diaries aired its season 4 finale earlier this month and is gearing up for a fifth season that starts airing this fall. King recently released a self-titled solo EP.

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David Beckham announces retirement from soccer

Soccer legend and current Paris Saint-German player David Beckham has announced that he is retiring from the sport at the end of the current French season, reports CNN. During his lengthy professional career Beckham, 38, played for multiple teams, including AC Milan, Real Madrid, and the Los Angeles Galaxy. He also starred for the English national team and was part of the hugely successful Manchester United team of the ’90s managed by Alex Ferguson, who announced his own retirement just last week.

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'Homeland' actress Morena Baccarin expecting first child

Morena Baccarin, of Firefly and Homeland fame, and her husband Austin Chick are expecting their first child together, People reports.

Baccarin and Chick, a director/producer whose films include Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, have been married since November 2011.

The actress, who previously co-starred on Firefly, plays Jessica Brody on Emmy award-winning Showtime series Homeland  which is currently in production for its third season.

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Voice of Charlie Brown facing possible prison sentence for stalking

The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several Peanuts television shows faces possible prison time for stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who had given her a breast enhancement.

Peter Robbins is scheduled to appear in San Diego Superior Court on Wednesday for sentencing. He pleaded guilty last month.

Prosecutors say the 56-year-old called his former girlfriend up to 37 times in a 24-hour period, saying he would kill her and her son if she did not give back his dog and car. They say Robbins repeatedly called the plastic surgeon to demand a refund for the breast enhancement.

The Oceanside resident is best known for his portrayal of Charlie Brown on the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Reese Witherspoon cancels TV appearances following arrest

Following her arrest for disorderly conduct last Friday, Reese Witherspoon has canceled several planned TV appearances to promote her new film, Mud, the Washington Post reports. The actress was scheduled to appear on Tuesday’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Wednesday’s Good Morning America.

Witherspoon issued an apology over the weekend for her behavior after her husband, entertainment agent Jim Toth, was arrested on DUI charges. “Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”

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'Friday Night Lights' star Scott Porter marries

Clear eyes, full hearts… wedding bells. Actor Scott Porter, best known for playing injured high-school football star Jason Street on NBC’s Friday Night Lights, married girlfriend Kelsey Mayfield on Saturday. Mayfield, a former cheerleader at the University of Texas at Austin, first met Porter on the set of FNL in 2008.

Porter, who currently plays lawyer George Tucker on The CW’s Hart of Dixie, chronicled the wedding on his Twitter and Instagram pages, adding a unique assessment of the nuptials Sunday evening: “Achievement Unlocked: Boom. WIFE! 500G.”

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'60 Minutes' and '48 Hours' Twitter accounts hacked

The Twitter accounts of the CBS news shows 60 Minutes and 48 Hours were recently compromised, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The hacker or hackers posted tweets saying that President Barack Obama was “shamelessly in bed with Al-Qaeda”. Shorty after the tweet appeared, 48 Hours issued a tweet saying, “Our #48hours account has been compromised. We are working with Twitter to resolve this issue.” CBS also jumped in, tweeting, “We have experienced problems on Twitter accounts of #60Minutes & @48Hours; We apologize for the inconvenience; Twitter is resolving issues.”

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