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PEOPLE: Freeman denies doing ad for N.C. candidate

Freeman denies doing ad for N.C. candidate

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman on Monday disputed a Republican congressional candidate's claim that Freeman recorded a campaign ad on his behalf.

Tea party-backed hopeful B.J. Lawson and his campaign had said that Freeman narrated the candidate's latest commercial, which bashes Democratic Rep. David Price. Freeman said in a statement through his publicist that no one who represents him ever authorized the use of his name, voice or likeness in support of Lawson.

''These people are lying,'' Freeman said. ''I have never recorded any campaign ads for B.J. Lawson, and I do not support his candidacy.''

The advertisement posted online features a narrator with a voice that sounds like Freeman's. The narrator says at the conclusion of that ad, ''It's time that you and I had a voice in Washington. Vote B.J. Lawson for Congress.''

Dern-Ladd family gets stars on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES -- It was a family affair for Laura Dern, her father Bruce Dern and mother Diane Ladd.

The acting dynasty was honored Monday during a ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, marking the first time that three stars were dedicated to family members at the same time.

The family made Hollywood history before, when Laura and Diane received Oscar nominations in 1992 for their roles in ''Rambling Rose.'' It was the first time a mother and daughter received nods together.

Beyonce has Thanksgiving special on ABC

NEW YORK -- Beyonce and the ABC network may become a Thanksgiving tradition.

For the second year in a row, ABC is airing a prime-time special with the singer on turkey night. ''Beyonce's I Am ... World Tour'' will start at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 25.

The show will be a combination of performance clips from the tour, as well as backstage moments. Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, and Kanye West will make guest appearances.

ABC said Monday the special highlights the work of producing a highly visual act, ''complicated by a performer who will tolerate nothing less than perfection.''