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Douglas, Zeta-Jones spending time apart

Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband, Michael Douglas, “are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage,” according to a spokeswoman for the actress.

Publicist Cece Yorke said in an email to the Associated Press on Wednesday that there would be no further comment. A phone call to a representative for Douglas wasn’t immediately returned.

People magazine, citing unnamed sources, first reported that Zeta-Jones and Douglas had decided to spend time apart.

Zeta-Jones, 43, and Douglas, 68, were married in 2000. They have two children. He battled throat cancer in 2010.

Eads offers no clues for ‘CSI’ leave

The investigators on CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be without forensic scientist Nick Stokes for a while. CBS said Wednesday that George Eads is taking a leave of absence after appearing in the show’s first three episodes of the upcoming season.

Eads has portrayed Stokes since the series premiere in 2000. It’s unclear when or if he’ll return.

CBS won’t comment on a Hollywood Reporter story that Eads got into an argument with a writer on the show about his character. Eads’ manager hasn’t returned messages seeking comment.

“CSI” was the 20th most popular show on TV last week, watched by 5.8 million people.

Anderson to be charity marathoner

Hollywood celebrity Pamela Anderson is running in the New York City Marathon to support fellow actor Sean Penn’s humanitarian group in Haiti.

Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization said Wednesday that the actress will be part of the group’s fundraising team that will take five Haitian distance runners to compete in the Nov. 3 race.

The money raised will go toward operating funds for the humanitarian group, which has helped shelter some of the people displaced by Haiti’s earthquake in 2010.

Penn later became an ambassador-at-large for Haiti because of his humanitarian work.

The birthday bunch

Actor-director Lord Richard Attenborough is 90. Actress Betty Lynn (“The Andy Griffith Show”) is 87. Actor Elliott Gould is 75. TV personality Robin Leach is 72. Dancer-choreographer Mark Morris is 57. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 54. Actress-singer Lea Michele (“Glee”) is 27.


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