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'7th Heaven' actor admits to child molestation on audio tape

Actor Stephen Collins, best known as playing a father and pastor on the long-running WB drama "7th Heaven," has been audio taped confessing to having molested several girls. Currently going through a prolonged divorce with his wife of 27 years, Faye Grant (an actress and native of St. Clair Shores), Collins revealed to Grant in a therapy session that he molested and exposed himself to several girls, ages of 11-13. Grant was secretly taping the sessions, and according to TMZ, NYPD is conducting an active criminal investigation.

Jennifer Lawrence talks to Vanity Fair about nude pics

One of the many celebrities to recently have her personal photos hacked and distributed on the Internet, Jennifer Lawrence spoke to Vanity Fair about the leak, saying "it is not a scandal." "It is a sex crime," she said. The 24-year-old thinks there should be legal ramifications for the hacking, saying the websites are responsible. "The laws need to be changed, and we need to change. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity. I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."

Morrissey has cancer

British singer Morrissey revealed to a Spanish news outlet that he has been receiving treatments for cancer. "They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever," he told El Mundo. "If I die, then I die. And if I don't, then I don't. Right now I feel good."

Mark Lindsay talks about Paul Revere

Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, phoned in to Phlash Phelps' Sirius XM morning show Tuesday to talk about Revere, who died at age 76 over the weekend after a long bout with cancer. Lindsay joined Revere's rock group in 1958 and although they had been famously estranged after Lindsay left the group in 1975, the singer said he'd just texted Revere on the day he died. As to what led to their feud, Lindsay said, like so many bands, after many years together, there were disagreements. "But I prefer to remember him as my best friend, when we were on top of the world, and for all the good times we had."

Also ...

■To honor the late comedian George Carlin, the 400 block of West 121st Street in New York City will be renamed George Carlin Way. A daylong celebration is planned for Oct. 22 with Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann, his daughter, Kelly Carlin, and brother, Patrick Carlin.

■Chef Takashi, owner of Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor, will compete on "Top Chef Masters" against chef David Burke tonight on Bravo. Slurping Turtle will host a viewing party from 9:30-11 p.m. tonight. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (734) 887-6868.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Susan Whitall contributed

Today's birthdays

Sigourney Weaver, 65

Matt Damon, 44

Bruno Mars, 29

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