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Close gets film fest honor


Six-time Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close has been honored by the Maine International Film Festival.

Close called the Mid-Life Achievement Award – a moose statuette – she received Sunday night in Waterville “the best award I’ve ever received.”

The ceremony followed a showing of “Albert Nobbs,” a 2011 film Close starred in and co-produced about a woman in 19th-century Ireland who dresses as a man in order to be able to work.

The Morning Sentinel reports that the 67-year-old Close, who has a home in Scarborough, Maine, also spent about an hour with film enthusiasts answering questions about her career.

Charges filed

Three Connecticut residents have pleaded not guilty to causing a disturbance at a Rhode Island house owned by Taylor Swift.

Police in Westerly say 29-year-old Michael Horrigan and 28-year-old Tristan Kading and 26-year-old Emily Kading hurled beer bottles and shouted expletives at security officers patrolling the singer’s seaside property. Swift was not home at the time of the June 14 disturbance.

They are each charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Brown exits tour

Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.

A spokeswoman for the R&B group said group members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant wish the 45-year-old singer a speedy recovery. No other details were provided.

Brown was seen struggling to keep up with fellow New Edition members during a dance routine before leaving the stage in a video posted online of the group’s July 2 show in Southaven, Mississippi.

‘Apes’ rules

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” $72.6 million

2. “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” $16.3 million

3. “Tammy,” $12.6 million

4. “22 Jump Street,” $6.5 million

5. “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” $6.1 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 70. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 68. Actor Terry O’Quinn is 62. Model Kim Alexis is 54. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 53. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 51. Actor Jim Rash is 43. Actor Brian Austin Green is 41. Actress Lana Parrilla is 37.