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‘Harry’ in 2-D

Associated Press / October 9, 2010

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The new “Harry Potter’’ film won’t be as dimensional as it was supposed to be. Warner Bros. Studios said yesterday that it will be released only in standard 2-D, not 3-D as planned. The studio said it was unable to complete the 3-D conversion of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’’ in time for its scheduled Nov. 19 release date, and didn’t want to keep fans waiting. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’’ will be released in both 2-D and 3-D on July 15, 2011.

Another apology
Fired CNN host Rick Sanchez says he was wrong and he screwed up. Interviewed on ABC’s “Good Morning America’’ a week after losing his job at CNN, Sanchez apologized yesterday for his slams at CNN and at Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, whom he had called a “bigot.’’ Sanchez explained that he was tired when he made that radio appearance.

Couple sentenced
A Michigan couple convicted of trying to extort $680,000 out of actor John Stamos were each sentenced yesterday to four years in prison. Allison Coss, 24, and Scott Sippola, 31, were convicted of conspiracy and using e-mail to threaten a person’s reputation. They had threatened to sell old photos of Stamos with strippers and cocaine to the tabloids unless he paid up. The FBI said such photos didn’t exist.

Teen sues network
Caitlin Sanchez, 14, who gave voice to “Dora the Explorer,’’ is suing Nickelodeon and its corporate parents. She says she didn’t get the fees she was due for reruns of the cartoon series, recordings for DVDs and other Dora products, and hundreds of hours of promotional work. Nickelodeon said Caitlin’s claims are baseless.

OK then
“The answer is very simple: I grew up in the country.” — Don Henley, asked why he’s made a country album.