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Sugar Bits — Jeremy Piven Drops Out of Speed the Plow

  • Jeremy Piven left his Broadway show Speed the Plow, which he once called "the role of a lifetime", because he said he was sick with a high mercury count. David Mamet joked he's leaving to "pursue a career as a thermometer." — Variety
  • Police authorities investigating Scott Ruffalo's death ruled it a homicide yesterday, despite a witness who claimed he died while playing Russian roulette with himself. — AP
  • At an emergency custody hearing yesterday, Jodie Sweetin was accused of being an "unfit mother" by her ex, and is temporarily not allowed to see her baby daughter without supervision. — E! Online
  • Sarah Palin's teenage daughter, Bristol, is due to give birth to a baby boy on December 20, her grandfather revealed. — Page Six
  • Mindy McCready was hospitalized in Nashville after an alleged suicide attempt where she cut her wrists and took multiple pills. In July, Mindy went to rehab after overdosing on Ambien. — NY Daily News
  • Ed McMahon had a new mortgage loan negotiated for him and will be able to make the payments, which will stop his home from being foreclosed. — TMZ


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