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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Memorabilia dealer selling Salinger's toilet

Memorabilia dealer selling Salinger's toilet

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- A North Carolina collectibles dealer is hawking a toilet ripped from reclusive author J.D. Salinger's former home.

Rick Kohl of The Vault said Friday he bought the standard white porcelain fixture from a New Hampshire couple who owned a home where the author of ''Catcher in the Rye'' once lived.

To vouch that this is no phony, Kohl has a letter from the homeowner attesting that she and her husband replaced the toilet while remodeling, and that they knew the workmen who installed it decades ago.

The receptacle has an eBay asking price of $1 million, though Kohl said he's willing to see what the literary giant's home throne will fetch.

Birkhead tells story of life with Anna Nicole

LOS ANGELES -- Larry Birkhead, one of the central figures in the Anna Nicole Smith drama, is returning to the witness stand to give jurors the inside story of his life with the late Playboy model and her drug use.

Birkhead, the father of Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, was to testify Friday for a second day as a prosecution witness in the drug conspiracy trial of two doctors and Howard K. Stern, the man who once fought him for custody of Smith's child. Also watching in court has been Virgie Arthur, Smith's mother who also sought guardianship of baby Dannielynn when Smith died.

Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards dead at 64

LOS ANGELES -- Kenny Edwards, an original member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band and longtime collaborator with singer-songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff, has died in California at age 64.

A statement on his website said he died Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times reported Edwards was hospitalized earlier this month in Denver after collapsing while on tour with Bonoff. He was airlifted to a hospital near his home in Santa Barbara where he died.

Edwards also was a supporting guitarist and singer for Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel, Vince Gill and others.