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Actor Eddie Murphy and music mogul Tracey Edmonds split up last week, 14 days after holding a nonbinding wedding ceremony on a tropical island. The couple had been planning to make the union legal in the United States, but Murphy balked. . .

Actor Eddie Murphy and music mogul Tracey Edmonds split up last week, 14 days after holding a nonbinding wedding ceremony on a tropical island. The couple had been planning to make the union legal in the United States, but Murphy balked when Edmonds refused to sign a prenuptial agreement, said the New York Post. “While the recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was representative of our deep love, friendship, and respect that we have for one another on a spiritual level, we have decided to remain friends,” said Murphy.

The Associated Press has prewritten Brit­ney Spears’ obituary, said Usmagazine.com. News outlets often prepare obituaries in advance, but usually only if a celebrity is ill or aged. “Of course, we would never wish any type of misfortune on anybody,” said AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington, “but if something were to happen, we would have to be prepared.”

A Los Angeles court last week ordered Lindsay Lohan to spend two days working in a morgue as part of her community service for drunken driving and possession of cocaine. The program is designed to show her graphic evidence of the consequences of drinking and driving. “She’s gonna see bodies,” said Los Angeles County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter. Lohan will also spend several hours at a hospital emergency room.

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Kiefer Sutherland was released from jail this week after serving 48 days for drunken driving. Officials said the actor had been a model prisoner. “He was very humble, never complained,” said Police Officer John Balian. “He didn’t give us any problems at all.” Sutherland must now complete an 18-month rehab program and spend five years on probation.

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