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October 4, 2006


Deportation ordered for Peter Sellers' daughter

Los Angeles - Victoria Sellers, daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers, was arrested in Hollywood on immigration violations and will be deported to Britain, U.S. authorities said.

Sellers was being held in an Orange County detention center after immigration agents arrested her Monday at an apartment, according to Jim Hayes, a field office director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She was taken into custody without incident.

"She was very calm," Hayes said. "She gave no resistance."

He said she would be removed to Britain as soon as possible, but declined to say when.

Sellers, 41, was a U.S. permanent resident until April 2002, when an immigration judge ordered her removed from the country for a past criminal conviction, and had been living in the country illegally ever since with a warrant for her arrest, Hayes said.

In May 1994, she was charged with receiving stolen jewelry. Prosecutors contended she had rings and bracelets taken during an April robbery spree allegedly committed by a then-boyfriend and another man.

Very limited engagement

New York - Paul McCartney's classical invasion will be a short one.

The ex-Beatle's latest classical album, "Ecce Cor Meum," will have one live performance in the United States this year, in New York on Nov. 14.

It will feature the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Concert Chorale of New York and The American Boychoir, along with soprano Kate Royal.

"Ecce Cor Meum" is the pop star's fourth classical album. His first, "The Liverpool Oratorio," was released in 1991.

Beyonce vindicated

Houston - A federal judge has dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit a Minneapolis singer-songwriter filed against Beyonce Knowles, ruling the songs were "substantially dissimilar."

Jennifer Armour sued the R&B; star last year, claiming that the 2003 hit song "Baby Boy," from Knowles' Grammy-winning album "Dangerously in Love," took lyrics from her own song, "Got a Little Bit of Love For You."

Armour said her former manager submitted demo recordings of her song to various studios including Columbia Records and Atlantic Recording Corporations, record labels for Knowles and Sean Paul, who is featured in the song.

However, the court did a side-by-side comparison of the two songs to look for substantial similarity - a key component of copyright infringement - and found they were "substantially dissimilar."


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