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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Kirstie Alley to star in A&E reality series

Kirstie Alley to star in A&E reality series

LOS ANGELES -- Kirstie Alley is going to star in a new A&E reality ''docu-series'' about her life as a single mom and her efforts to lose weight.

The network has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the untitled series from ''American Idol'' producer FremantleMedia North America. The show will follow the actress at home with her teenage children, at work and as she launches a new weight-loss program.

The 58-year-old Alley, who starred in the sitcoms ''Veronica's Closet'' and ''Cheers,'' appeared in the 2005 Showtime comedy series ''Fat Actress.'' She played a version of herself coping with Hollywood's fixation on thinness.

Ex-Miss Calif., pageant officials settle lawsuit

LOS ANGELES -- The legal war between former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean and pageant organizers is over.

A joint statement released Tuesday said Prejean and the organizers of the pageant reached a confidential settlement on dueling lawsuits.

Prejean sued Miss California USA organizers in August for libel, slander and religious discrimination. She accused them of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.

Prejean was fired in June after pageant officials accused her of missing events, an allegation that she denied.

Accused stalker of Seacrest pleads not guilty

LOS ANGELES -- A man arrested outside Ryan Seacrest's workplace has pleaded not guilty to a felony stalking charge.

Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. entered the plea Tuesday through an attorney. A court commissioner ordered Uzomah to stay 500 yards away from Seacrest if he is released from jail on $150,000 bail.

Los Angeles police arrested Uzomah at the E! Entertainment Television headquarters in Los Angeles on Friday.

-- From wire reports