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Peace Alive On The Planet: Isn’t It Nice To Think So?

By Compiled Staff Writer Dan Web

Family unity, thy name is NOT Wilson.

That much became clear on Wednesday when a judge ruled on defamation claims put forth by Beach Boy Carl Wilson and his mother, Audree Wilson.

Both had sued Brian Wilson, ex-leader of the singing group, for remarks printed in his 1991 autobiography, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice: My Own Story.” In the book, the elder Wilson claims that his mother did nothing when, as a child, he was beaten by his father.

According to Carl Wilson’s lawsuit, the book characterized him as a drunken drug user who allowed bodyguards to abuse his brother.

A judge in Albuquerque, N.M., threw out Audree Wilson’s claim, ruling that she hadn’t proven any damage to her reputation. Brother Carl, however, was allowed to proceed with his complaint.

Loose talk “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Mary Hart on how she’s held onto her job for 15 years (in USA Today): “They sew Velcro to all my suits. That’s why I’m stuck in the chair.”

The heart of rock ‘n’ roll is still beatin’

Huey Lewis turns 47 today.

Not only that, but then his dog ate his homework

So what is Band member Rick Danko’s explanation as to why he was sent heroin while on a concert tour of Japan? His wife sent it to him by mistake. “I’m just very surprised that she did something that stupid,” the 53-year-old Danko told a Japanese court.

A spoonful of ‘Suge’ helps the litigation go down

He may be in prison, but that can’t protect Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight from the long arm of litigation. Knight, serving nine years for a parole violation occurring on the night that Tupac Shakur was fatally shot, must answer questions concerning a $75 million lawsuit brought by former employees.

The guy in the ad actually could act

Who was that Stetson-wearing man hawking those cars? It was NOT Chuck Norris. And because it wasn’t, a Beloit, Wis., car dealership has been forced to pull a series of television ads. The dealership had used an actor who resembles Norris’ “Walker, Texas Ranger” character. The ad campaign was stopped when Norris’ lawyer complained.

Not only that, but he helps old widows across the street

Gwyneth Paltrow is anxious to tell everyone what did NOT occur between her and Brad Pitt. “The desperation to uncover a reason why has produced information which is false, unfair, and foolish,” Paltrow told New York’s Newsday. “Not only is Brad Pitt beyond reproach, but he is a man of extreme integrity and goodness.”

So, how DO you handle a hungry man?

Finally, this from David Letterman: “You know, every time I see the replay of ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield’s ear off and spitting it on the canvas, I say the same thing, ‘Somebody misses prison food!”’

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