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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Palin's show drops LL Cool J after complaints

Palin's show drops LL Cool J after complaints

NEW YORK — An upcoming Fox News Channel special hosted by Sarah Palin is titled ‘‘Real American Stories.''

But rapper-actor LL Cool J said his participation in the show was bogus.

In response, the network has snipped him from the program.

In a Twitter posting late Tuesday, the entertainer wrote that ‘‘Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW.''

‘‘Real American Stories,'' which debuts at 10 p.m. today, is hosted by Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, who joined Fox News Channel as a regular contributor in January. The one-hour program is described by Fox News as ‘‘the first installment of a new series'' that features ‘‘real-life tales of overcoming adversity throughout the American landscape.''

Swiss to decide on Polanski after Calif. ruling

GENEVA — Switzerland's decision on extraditing Roman Polanski will be made after a California court rules whether he can be sentenced in absentia in a 33-year-old sex case, a Swiss official said Wednesday.

Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli told The Associated Press that a judgment on sending the Oscar-winning film director back to Los Angeles was still pending, but he provided the clearest timeline to date for when Swiss authorities may close their examination.

‘‘The Justice Ministry will decide on the extradition only after the California Court of Appeal has decided whether to hold proceedings in absentia,'' Galli said.

Van Der Beek finalizes divorce terms

LOS ANGELES — Court records show James Van Der Beek has finalized the terms of his divorce from his wife of nearly seven years.

The former ‘‘Dawson's Creek'' star's divorce from actress Heather McComb will be official June 3.

Van Der Beek will pay McComb support.