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    Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London.
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Margera says photo was joke

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“Jackass” star Bam Margera says he condemns animal abuse and didn’t mean any harm by a photo posted online showing him holding his pit bull puppy with a toy gun pointed to its head.

The 33-year-old Margera had posted the photo on Twitter, saying that if the dog made a mess in his bed again “Penny goes Bye Byes.” The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Margera says he loves animals and wished he had made it more clear the gun was fake.

Chester County (Pennsylvania) SPCA officials, however, say it wasn’t funny, even for a shock comedian like Margera.

Blaine finishes stunt

Daredevil David Blaine has finished what could be called his most electrifying stunt.

The magician emerged shortly before 9 p.m. Monday after spending three days and three nights standing in the middle of 1 million volts of electric currents at New York’s Pier 54.

A spokesman says Blaine was able to walk with assistance, speak and kiss fiancée Alizee Guinochet before being taken to a hospital to be examined.

The 39-year-old Blaine wore a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the currents.

Green Day cancels

The Grammy-winning rock band Green Day has canceled its upcoming performance in New Orleans.

The band was scheduled to headline the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on Oct. 27. But a spokesman for the group said Tuesday the performance has been canceled.

The announcement comes less than a month after the band’s front man Billie Joe Armstrong headed into treatment for substance abuse.

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Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Peter Coyote is 71. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 66. Singer Cyril Neville is 64. Actress Jessica Harper is 63. Singer David Lee Roth is 58. Singer Tanya Tucker is 54. Actress Julia Sweeney is 53. Actor Bradley Whitford is 53. Actor-TV host Mario Lopez is 39. Singer Mya is 33. Actor Dan Stevens is 30.

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