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November 1, 2003

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Actor charged with DUI

Waterville, Maine -- Aidan Quinn, one of the stars of HBO's upcoming film "Empire Falls," has been charged with drunken driving.

Quinn, 44, was driving his rental car erratically early Oct. 25, when he was stopped on Kennedy Memorial Drive, police said.

His blood alcohol level exceeded Maine's limit of 0.08 percent, police said. Police didn't release an exact blood alcohol level.

Quinn, who lives in Englewood, N.J., was released on bail and is due for arraignment Nov. 19 in Waterville District Court, the Bangor Daily News reported.

HBO's adaptation of "Empire Falls," which is filming around Waterville and Skowhegan, is based on Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize-winning book about a Maine mill town struggling through the shutdown of its factory.

Aerosmith daughter ties knot

Las Vegas -- Model Mia Tyler wed Papa Roach drummer David Buckner in front of thousands of people during an Aerosmith concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Tyler, 24, and Buckner, 27, tied the knot Saturday on stage, according to an MGM Grand hotel official. A marriage license for the couple was filed at the Clark County Recorder's Office.

Her father, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, reportedly told the audience: "Hey Vegas, I need a favor, my daughter wants to get married tonight. Can I get a witness?"

MGM Grand spokesman Scott Ghertner said Thursday that casino photographers weren't allowed to take photos of the event.

Former child star signs NBC deal

New York -- "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin has signed a deal with NBC to develop several projects, including a possible comedy show in fall 2004, according to the trade paper Variety.

Culkin, 23, has met with "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien and may also work on a project with him, NBC's president of prime-time development, Kevin Reilly, was quoted Tuesday on Variety's Web site.

"We're going to use him in an unconventional way," Reilly said. "I don't think you'll see Macaulay as a straight-down-the-middle romantic lead. I think you'll see him in something surprising, a little offbeat."

Cain to play 'Perfect Husband'

Los Angeles -- Former "Superman" actor Dean Cain will portray Scott Peterson in an upcoming cable television movie.

USA Networks announced Thursday that Cain, 37, will portray the Modesto man accused of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son.

The two-hour original movie has the working title of "The Perfect Husband" and will be shown in the first quarter of 2004, the network said in a statement.

The film will be from the perspective of two of Laci Peterson's friends and will tell the story of the search for Laci Peterson and subsequent revelations, network officials said.

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