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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Bubba Smith, Hightower from ‘Police Academy,’ dies; Faye Dunaway denies she’s been evicted

Bubba Smith

GALLERY: Click the image to view photos of Bubba Smith.

Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, professional football player and “Police Academy” actor, was found dead at his home Wednesday. He was 66.

Smith played football at Michigan State and for the Baltimore Colts, where he won the Super Bowl in 1971. He went on to star in the “Police Academy” films, and guest star on “Good Times” and “Charlie’s Angels.” (Associated Press)

Watch Smith, playing officer Moses Hightower, throw a football and knock some punk over.

Faye Dunaway cannot be evicted from her New York apartment because she doesn’t even live there. On Tuesday, the landlord of the rent-controlled apartment claimed Dunaway lived in California and didn’t qualify for rent stabilization. The actress said she had already moved out because there were bugs all over the place. (New York Times)

Marg Helgenberger is leaving “CSI” after 11 seasons. (Reuters)

Rumors that actress Carey Mulligan and musician Marcus Mumford are engaged have resurfaced. Facts on the matter are still lacking. (Us Weekly)

Jerry Lewis will no longer host the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day telethon. The comedian’s hosted the event since 1966. (Associated Press)

Ashton Kutcher’s role on “Two and a Half Men” has been revealed. He will play an Internet billionaire with a broken heart named Walden Schmidt. (TV Column)

Model Miranda Kerr walked the runway in Sydney eight months after giving birth to a baby. (USA Today)

A third “Snow White” film is in the works, this one from Disney. Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” stars Kristen Stewart,” while Lily Collins will play the lead in “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White.” (Vulture)

Kim Kardashian is allegedly going from copied to copycat. Sources say the reality star wants a replica of William and Kate’s wedding cake. (Us Weekly)

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