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Glitter Barred Entry To Hong Kong

A British diplomatic official says China has refused to allow convicted pedophile Gary Glitter to enter Hong Kong.

The fallen British glam rocker served nearly three years in a Vietnamese prison for molesting children. He was released on Tuesday and flew to Hong Kong on Wednesday night after refusing to return to England.

But a spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office says Chinese authorities have refused to allow him into Hong Kong. She says it is unclear what will happen to Glitter next and that his current status is a matter for the Chinese authorities.

She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government policy.

Former Guns N' Roses Drummer Enters Not Guilty Plea

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has pleaded not guilty to drug charges and will remain in rehab for at least the next month.

Adler appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday morning with a friend and therapist. A judge ordered him to remain in rehab while he awaits a preliminary hearing on a felony charge of drug possession and a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of drugs.

Los Angeles police arrested him last month and he was freed on $10,000 bail.

Adler's attorney says the 43-year-old musician's recovery is being monitored by celebrity rehab specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Adler has a long history of drug use. He performed on the early Guns N' Roses albums but was later fired.

Memphis Airport Unlikely To Be Renamed After Hayes

Officials of Memphis International Airport say they probably won't change the airport's name to honor the late singer Isaac Hayes.

During a memorial service for Hayes on Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen publicly suggested changing the name of the airport.

Airport board chairman Arnold Perl told The Commercial Appeal newspaper that Memphis is one of the most respected and recognized brands in the world.

Perl said Hayes was a great ambassador for Memphis, but the current airport name best serves the city's needs.

Hayes died Aug. 10 of an apparent stroke at age 65.

Cohen said Tuesday he was drafting a letter to the Airport Authority formally making the suggestion to change the airport name.

"Girls Gone Wild" Creator Sues To Rescind Settlement

"Girls Gone Wild" entrepreneur Joe Francis wants a California court to rescind a settlement he claims a federal judge coerced him into signing.

Francis, who created the popular video series that features young women baring their breasts, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the parents of three underage girls, aiming to vacate an agreement reached in Panama City, Fla., and get his payout returned. The girls were filmed there, and their parents subsequently sued Francis.

He agreed to settle the civil case after U.S. District Judge Richard Smoak jailed him in 2007 for contempt of court.

In Francis' suit, he accuses Smoak of siding with former law partners to jail Francis and force him to settle on terms favorable to the girls. An attorney from a law firm where Smoak was once a partner represented the girls and their parents.

Smoak declined to comment on Francis' allegations.

The 35-year-old multimillionaire's lawsuit states he understood that he "had no choice but to enter into the settlement in order to avoid further incarceration."

Roger Moore: Being Bond Is A Tough Job

It's not easy being Bond.

Roger Moore, who starred in seven Bond films in the 1970s and 1980s, recounts his days as the dashing super-spy in his upcoming memoir, "My Word Is My Bond," and says things weren't always as they seemed.

"Jimmy Bond had a big jet boat chase in `Live and Let Die,"' writes Moore, now 80. "I did quite a few run-throughs to practice and whilst banking on one such run, the engine cut out. I had no steering! I therefore continued in a straight line ... directly into a wooden boat house."

He instantly catapulted from the boat into a wall, cracking his front teeth and twisting his knee.

"There I was, as a fearless 007, hobbling on a cane to my boat and then pretending to be indestructible for the cameras. Who says I can't act?"

Moore replaced Sean Connery in the 007 franchise in 1973. His films include "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Live and Let Die," "The Man With the Golden Gun" and "A View to a Kill."

The book, due out Nov. 4, also recounts the time Moore bumped into a young Steven Spielberg at a Paris hotel.

Jay-Z's Estranged Business Partner Faces Foreclosure

Roc-A-Fella Records company co-founder Damon Dash and his wife are in jeopardy of losing two of their Manhattan apartments after apparently failing to pay their hefty mortgages.

The bank holding the mortgages says in a court filing Dash and Rachel Roy owe $7.3 million on the properties and it has begun foreclosure proceedings.

Eastern Savings Bank says Dash and Roy were supposed to make monthly payments of $78,500.

Efforts to contact Dash's lawyer and publicist by phone and e-mail have been unsuccessful.

Dash is the estranged business partner of rapper Jay-Z.

The bank's court papers were filed Monday.

Country's Pat Green Knocked Out By Fan's Beer Can

Country singer Pat Green may think twice the next time before asking for a cold beer. The last time he did, he was knocked out cold when a fan threw one from the crowd that hit him right between the eyes.

Green performed Saturday night at the Michigan International Speedway after NASCAR's Carfax 250 race. He's best known for the 2003 hit "Wave on Wave."

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that late in his show, he shouted, "Anyone got a beer?"

A can of suds suddenly soared from the audience onto the stage. Then a second can from the crowd hit Green between the eyes, knocking him out.

Medical personnel treated him at the track.

A phone message seeking an update on Green's condition was left Tuesday at his publicist's office in Nashville, Tenn.

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