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Allen’s handprints join Pawtucket walk

Legendary director Woody Allen has added his handprints to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but not the one in California.

It’s in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Allen was in town Thursday filming a new movie that stars Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.

Local officials say they worked with Allen’s crew as he filmed at a newsstand and elsewhere, and the director agreed to add his handprints to Pawtucket’s so-called “Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

Allen put his prints and signature into wet cement Thursday afternoon while filming in neighboring Providence. The panel will be installed later.

Pawtucket’s walk is outside a city diner and includes handprints from Dustin Hoffman and others from the movie “American Buffalo,” which was filmed in the blue-collar mill city in 1995.

Local officials are still hoping Phoenix and Stone will add their handprints.

Allen’s handprints aren’t on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Neither are Hoffman’s, Phoenix’s or Stone’s.

Watterson comics fetch $74,000

Artwork from “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson’s three-day return to comics has brought more than $74,000 at auction to benefit Parkinson’s research.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the three comic strips sold Friday for a combined $74,040 to three collectors, all of whom wish to remain anonymous. Heritage had expected the strips to sell for more than $30,000 combined.

Watterson collaborated with “Pearls Before Swine” cartoonist Stephan Pastis in June after a long absence from the funny pages.

The artwork was sold on behalf of Team Cul de Sac, a charity established in honor of cartoonist Richard Thompson, who has Parkinson’s. Proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

“Calvin and Hobbes” ended in 1995.

SNL’s Jackson loses bid for office

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Victoria Jackson has lost her bid as an independent candidate for a seat on a county commission in Tennessee.

Jackson, who calls herself a tea party conservative, moved to Thompson’s Station last year and said she filed as an independent to run for the Williamson County Commission because she’s “very disappointed with the Republican Party.” The Tennessean newspaper reports Jackson received 632 votes.

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