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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Quaids plead not guilty in fraud case

Quaids plead not guilty in fraud case

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Randy and Evi Quaid finally appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to felony charges of defrauding an innkeeper.

The couple skipped previous court hearings without explanation after being accused of using an invalid credit card to defraud San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito of more than $10,000.

Their attorney, Robert Sanger, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. He has said the Quaids repaid the ranch and hoped to resolve the case.

Coroner looking into leak of Murphy info

LOS ANGELES -- Coroner's officials are looking into how the celebrity Web site TMZ obtained details on prescription drugs contained in an investigator's report on the death of Brittany Murphy.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Tuesday he didn't know how TMZ obtained the confidential report, and that he was concerned other aspects of the investigation could be leaked.

''I'm furious,'' Winter said. ''We don't normally release partial information. If partial information goes out, it of course makes us look bad. Everybody ought to get it at the same time.''

Murphy, 32, died on Sunday after collapsing at her Hollywood Hills home. Police and the coroner's office are investigating the death, but detectives have said their initial inquiry found no evidence of wrongdoing.

Megan Mullally returns with 'Lips Together'

NEW YORK -- Megan Mullally will return to Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of ''Lips Together, Teeth Apart,'' Terrence McNally's comedy about two married couples sharing a Fourth of July weekend at a Fire Island beach house.

Patton Oswalt is also in the cast. Two other actors will be announced.

Roundabout artistic director Todd Haimes says the production will open April 29 at the American Airlines Theatre. Preview performances begin April 9. The director is Joe Mantello.