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Villains like-minded on Halloween safety

Look who’s giving safety advice: None other than Broadway’s one-time injury-happy Spider-Man.

Reeve Carney, who plays the hero in the hit musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and Robert Cuccioli, who currently plays the Green Goblin, put aside their substantial comic book differences Thursday – and apparently any sense of irony – to team up and offer tips about keeping kids safe this Halloween.

Flanked by four costumed villains from the show and representatives from the New York City’s fire and police departments, the actors reminded parents to examine all Halloween candy and never eat any unwrapped treats, ensure children wear flame-retardant costumes and masks that never impede their ability to see and hear, and avoid strangers or unfamiliar houses.

The advice was somewhat comical coming from a show that had a rocky start safety-wise before it settled down to become one of Broadway’s top earners and earning two Tony Award nominations.

Combs gets treated for crash injuries

Sean “Diddy” Combs is being treated for injuries he sustained during a minor car accident in Beverly Hills, Calif.

A spokeswoman for the 42-year-old rapper-producer said he hurt his neck, ribs and collarbone in the crash Wednesday on Sunset Boulevard near the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Combs was a passenger in a Cadillac Escalade when a Lexus sedan made a left turn and collided with it. A police lieutenant said Combs complained of pain but he was not taken to a hospital at the time.

Publicist Keesha Johnson said Thursday that doctors are now treating Combs, and he is grateful for the outpouring of fan support following the accident.

The birthday bunch

Actress Shelley Morrison is 76. Actor Bob Hoskins is 70. Musician Bootsy Collins is 61. Actor James Pickens Jr. is 60. Actress Rita Wilson is 56. Singer Natalie Merchant is 49.


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