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HEALTH SCARE

Tori Spelling is still hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai after being admitted Saturday for a severe coughing attack, Us Weekly reports. Doctors diagnosed her with severe bronchitis and possible pneumonia, a source told the publication. Spelling posted a picture of herself with an IV. It is unclear if she will be able to attend the naming ceremony of the Regal Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 5.

HOME FREE

Italy’s highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year. The Court of Cassation in Rome overturned two lower court convictions in its decision Friday, ruling that no crime had been committed. They had been found guilty in lower courts of failing to declare to Italian authorities 200 million euros ($268 million) through a Luxembourg company, even though a prosecutor had argued for dismissal.

BAD BEHAVIOR

Architect Frank Gehry traveled to Spain to receive a prestigious award but shocked his hosts by responding to a reporter’s question with an obscene gesture and making contemptuous comments about most modern architecture.

The American-Canadian was in the northern city of Oviedo to accept one of Spain’s Prince of Asturias prizes Friday. Local media reported that on the eve of the ceremony, Gehry reacted with a rude gesture at a news conference when asked if his work was based on spectacle. Gehry said 98 percent of buildings today lack sensitivity and respect for humanity, according to El Pais.

ROYAL TWEET

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with “Elizabeth R.”

“Elizabeth R” is how the queen signs official documents. The “R” stands for “regina,” the Latin for queen.

The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London’s Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet screen as 600 guests looked on. The message, “I hope people will enjoy visiting” the exhibition. Did she really send it? The message appeared to be typed ahead of time and bizarrely appears to have been sent using the Twitter for iPhone app, even though video showed the queen was using an iPad or a similar tablet device.

NEW HOLIDAY

Try not to gag. Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The casino giant announced that it would host “Britney Day” at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. Caesars says that starting at 8 a.m., the first 100 people who prove that they, too, are named Britney will get two tickets to Spears’ “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and a ride on the High Roller observation wheel. The announcement follows reports that Caesars is talking with pop icon Jennifer Lopez to also perform at Planet Hollywood.

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