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Butz, Macy to replace Piven on Broadway

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Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven

Evan Agostini, Associated Press

Two actors — Norbert Leo Butz and William H. Macy — will replace Jeremy Piven who has unexpectedly left the cast of the hit Broadway revival of "Speed-the-Plow," producer Jeffrey Richards announced Thursday.

Piven, star of HBO's "Entourage," abruptly departed the critically praised production of Mamet's satiric comedy over the weekend, less than two months after the show opened. His representatives said he is seriously ill.

McCready is stable after suicide attempt

Country singer Mindy McCready was in stable condition in a hospital Thursday after police said she cut her wrists and took several pills in an apparent suicide attempt.

A Nashville police report said McCready's brother discovered the singer in her bloody bed several hours after she returned Wednesday morning from a night out. Timothy McCready told police his sister had been "very intoxicated."

McMahon not moving out, publicist says

Ed McMahon's publicist says the TV icon and his wife are staying put in their home.

Publicist Howard Bragman confirmed Thursday that the couple have no plans to move from their home, which has been facing foreclosure for nine months.

Bragman says he doesn't have details about the deal that's allowing the 85-year-old McMahon to stay, but adds: "They ain't leaving."

Public records show last month there was a series of transfers of the loans on McMahon's house, which is located in a hilltop gated community that's also home to Britney Spears.

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Actress Cicely Tyson 72

Actor Tim Reid 64

Actress Jennifer Beals 45

Actress Alyssa Milano 36

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal 28

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