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PEOPLE BRIEFS: Official: Alec Baldwin taken to hospital

Official: Alec Baldwin taken to hospital

NEW YORK -- A law enforcement official said Emmy award-winning actor Alec Baldwin was taken to a New York hospital after his daughter called 911 and said he'd threatened to take pills.

The official tells The Associated Press that authorities came to the Manhattan apartment of the ''30 Rock'' star Thursday after his 14-year-old daughter told police she had argued with her father on the telephone.

Baldwin spokesman Matthew Hiltzik calls the incident a ''misunderstanding'' and says no pills or alcohol was involved. Baldwin was quickly released from the hospital.

Alexander McQueen found dead

LONDON -- Brilliant and controversial British fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home Thursday after anguished Internet postings that revealed his deep sorrow at the death of his mother. He was 40 years old.

The circumstances pointed to a possible suicide but there was no official confirmation from police or McQueen's publicists. Police said the death was not suspicious, apparently ruling out foul play, and did not give any immediate indication of how the death was discovered.

The Sun tabloid on Thursday cited an anonymous source on its Web site who said an ambulance was called at 10 a.m. and workers found McQueen hanging in his apartment.

Dennis Hopper, wife, agree to stay away order

LOS ANGELES -- Dennis Hopper's wife has agreed to stay 10 feet away from the ailing actor and not contact him directly as they wrangle through their divorce, court records filed Thursday show.

The agreement came after the ''Easy Rider'' actor requested an emergency restraining order prohibiting contact with his wife of nearly 14 years. His petition claimed his wife, Victoria, has engaged in ''outrageous conduct'' in the past year and was accompanied by a doctor's declaration that his treatment for prostate cancer required him to eliminate unnecessary stress.