Soap star’s guilty plea, Lena Dunham’s book flap

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Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the car crash that seriously injured his girlfriend in northeast Ohio. The 26-year-old Days of Our Lives actor from Los Angeles lost control of a vehicle Oct.7. He pleaded guilty to felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence. The Star-Beacon in Ashtabula reports Smith told a judge he fell asleep because he’d been drinking. His blood-alcohol level was .093, above Ohio’s legal limit of .08.


A section from Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl that recounts an assault while she was in college is being changed to make clear that the assailant’s name is a pseudonym. Random House announced that the digital edition and future print editions of Dunham’s bestselling memoir will include the clarification. The book already included a disclaimer saying that some names and details had been changed but did not say precisely that “Barry” was not the real name of Denham’s assailant. In a statement issued through Buzzfeed, Dunham apologized for any discomfort the use of the pseudonym may have caused a former classmate.


First Good Morning America aired a segment showing Tim Tebow paying the layaway bills for several customers at Walmart. Now we hear the Florida Gators legend linked up with a GMA anchor at Walt Disney World. Tebow joined Robin Roberts at Magic Kingdom Park, taping portions of Disney’s Frozen Christmas Celebration, airing on ABC Christmas Day. Live performances from Ariana Grande, YouTube star Lexi Walker and Prince Royce were filmed Monday.


A man who stole part of the Porsche that Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker died in has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says 26-year-old Anthony Janow was sentenced in Southern California.