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September 30, 2009

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Actors Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy wed

Los Angeles — “My So-Called Life” actress Claire Danes and “Confessions of a Shopaholic” actor Hugh Dancy have married.

Danes’ spokeswoman Jodi Gottlieb says the 30-year-old Danes has married the 34-year-old Dancy more than two years after the couple met while filming “Evening.”

Gottlieb would not provide any additional details about the nuptials.

The couple announced their engagement in February.

Dancy played a man with Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year in “Adam.”

DJ AM’s death ruled to be drug overdose

New York — DJ AM died accidentally from a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and cocaine, the medical examiner’s office ruled Tuesday.

The toxicology report showed the 36-year-old had in his system cocaine, OxyContin, Hydrocodone or Vicodin, antianxiety drugs Xanax and Ativan, Klonopin which also controls anger, Benadryl, and Levamisole, a drug apparently used to cut cocaine.

The cause of death was acute intoxication because of the combined effects the drugs, the medical examiner’s office said. The dosage of each drug was not released.

The celebrity, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, had openly discussed past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs.

Carey finds freedom being ‘imperfect’

New York — After years of striving to reach an ideal — from her personal life to her music career — Mariah Carey, 39, is embracing life’s imperfections, an attitude summed up by her latest album title, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.”

Carey herself points to a something else that shows her new outlook — dropping one of her most infamous diva demands, that she only be photographed on her right side.

“I really had specific things that someone told me when I was 19 starting in the business and I listened to them. … I don’t care anymore,” she says, laughing.

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