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Chenoweth recovering after hit in head on set

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Actress Kristin Chenoweth is out of the hospital after being injured on the set of the CBS drama “The Good Wife.”

Her publicist, Jill Fritzo, said Thursday that Chenoweth was home recovering after being hit on the head by a piece of set equipment that fell in a gust of wind on Wednesday.

After being treated by medics on the scene, the 43-year-old actress was taken to a hospital.

Fritzo said Chenoweth “thanks everyone for their prayers and good wishes.”

Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her role in Broadway’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and an Emmy Award for her work on “Pushing Daisies.” She has a recurring role on “The Good Wife” in the upcoming season.

Couple separate

Fashion designer Vera Wang, who launched her label with wedding gowns, and her husband, Arthur Becker, are separating.

A statement from company President Mario Grauso to Women’s Wear Daily this week said Wang and Becker “mutually and amicably agreed to separate.”

The couple married in 1989, when Wang worked for Ralph Lauren. They have two daughters.

Wang’s business has grown to include high-end runway collections, household goods and a mass-consumer line at Kohl’s. But she is best known for her bridal gowns. Chelsea Clinton, Alicia Keys and Ivanka Trump have walked down the aisle in Vera Wang designs.

Manilow donates

Singer Barry Manilow has donated a new Yamaha piano to launch a music instrument drive at Kentucky’s largest school district and is offering free tickets to an upcoming performance to anyone else who makes a donation.

The instruments will go to help students at Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville.

WHAS-TV reports that those who donate a new or gently used musical instrument will receive two free tickets for Manilow’s July 27 concert in Louisville. Donated instruments can be dropped off at The Louisville Palace through July 27.

Manilow says he is “thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids.”

The Manilow Music Project provides musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and music scholarships to universities.

Judd files suit

Country singer Wynonna Judd has sued her former stepfather over an unpaid mortgage dating to 1994, but his lawyer says the money was a gift, not a loan.

The Courier-Journal reports that Judd filed suit this week in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Louisville against Michael Ciminella. He’s the ex-husband of Judd’s mother, Naomi Judd, and father of actress Ashley Judd.

Wynonna Judd’s lawsuit contends that Ciminella defaulted on a mortgage in the Old Louisville neighborhood where he lives. Records show that Judd’s representatives wrote to Ciminella in September demanding principal and interest of $242,051.

Ciminella’s lawyer, Jeffrey Thompson, said the money was not a loan but a gift and that Judd had never asked that it be repaid until now. He declined to discuss further details.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Patrick Stewart is 72. Actor Robert Forster is 71. Singer-guitarist Roger McGuinn is 70. Actor Harrison Ford is 70. Actor-comedian Cheech Marin is 66. Actress Didi Conn is 61. Singer Louise Mandrell is 58. Actor-director Cameron Crowe is 55. Singer-songwriter Victoria Shaw is 50. Actor Michael Jace is 47. Singer Deborah Cox is 39.

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