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Web posted on: Thursday, October 01, 1998 3:48:18 PM

Today's buzz stories:

James Caan

James Caan's son accused in bar fight

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The son of actor James Caan was arrested early Wednesday after a bar fight in which he allegedly knocked out a man in a fight over a woman. Scott Caan, 23, was arrested at about 2 a.m. PDT after he hit James Alleyna, 28, several times, knocking him unconscious, said Cruz Solis, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Alleyna was treated at the West Hollywood Bar by paramedics and released. Caan was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

The fight allegedly happened after Alleyna danced with Caan's date. The elder Caan, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as mobster Sonny Corleone in "The Godfather," was arrested in 1994 after a musician accused him of pulling a gun during an argument.

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Carrey

Jim Carrey wins a battle in his lawsuit against an Australian magazine

MELBOURNE, Australia (CNN) -- Comedian Jim Carrey won a minor victory in his lawsuit against the Australian magazine Woman's Day on Wednesday: A judge ruled the magazine can't claim that the headline "Hollywood Stars Ban Groper Jim" meant that Carrey was "psychologically unstable." Carrey is suing Australian Consolidated Publishing over the article. The star of "The Truman Show" and "Liar, Liar" claims the article suggested that actresses had refused to work with him because of his offensive behavior. No trial date has been set for the lawsuit.

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Tyson

Court rules Cicely Tyson should get full payment for brief Broadway appearance

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Actress Cicely Tyson is entitled to full payment for her appearance in a Broadway show produced by actress Elizabeth Taylor, a U.S. Appeals Court ruled Wednesday, even though the show closed early. The appeals court's finding upheld an earlier jury verdict in Tyson's favor, and overruled a district court judge who had set aside the verdict as a matter of law.

The dispute centered on her appearance in Emlyn Williams' "The Corn is Green." Tyson argued that she should be paid the full $750,000 in her contract despite the fact that the play closed early and was never made into a television video as had been planned. Tyson was paid only a weekly salary at the time of her appearances in the show.

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Campbell

Naomi Campbell denies diva-ish behavior

TORONTO (CNN) -- Despite reports to the contrary, supermodel Naomi Campbell insists that she really likes Canada. "I choose to shoot here. I wanted to come here," she said Tuesday from the set of a movie she is filming in Toronto.

Campbell was responding to an article in Sunday's New York Post headlined: "Naomi gives Canada big chill." A column in the Post referred to her "imperious behavior," and said, "There were some complaints that the diva was smoking in non-smoking areas" of her hotel and throwing tantrums on the set.

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Reuters contributed to this report.

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