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Costner jury rejects claims

A federal jury has rejected claims that Kevin Costner and his business partner duped actor Stephen Baldwin and a friend out of millions of dollars from a BP contract for using oil clean-up devices in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

The panel delivered the verdict against a lawsuit brought by Baldwin and his friend, Spyridon Contogouris.

Their lawyer had asked the eight-member jury to award the plaintiffs more than $17m (e13.5m) in damages. The jury gave them nothing.

Actor Lewis

out of hospital

Comic actor Jerry Lewis was resting at his hotel after spending two nights in a New York hospital, according to his publicist.

Lewis (86) was hospitalised due to low blood sugar after forgetting to eat or drink.

Publicist Candi Cazau said Lewis was taken to the hospital as a precaution just before he was scheduled to receive an award from the Friars Club.