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Associated Press / October 31, 2009

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Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is canceling all travel plans to focus on treatment, his manager said. The 73-year-old actor and artist is being treated through a “special program’’ at the University of Southern California, Sam Maydew said. Asked about Hopper’s prognosis, Maydew said, “We’re hoping for the best.’’ He would not elaborate on the actor’s condition.

Three to stand trial

A judge yesterday ordered Anna Nicole Smith’s boyfriend and two doctors to stand trial on charges of illegally funneling prescription drugs to the former Playboy model. The ruling followed a three-week preliminary hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to try lawyer Howard K. Stern, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich. The charges included providing drugs to an addict. Smith died of an accidental overdose in 2007.

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