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Lohan's woes ...

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office wants another investigation before deciding whether Lindsay Lohan will be charged with battery for last month's skirmish with a Betty Ford Center rehabilitation technician.

Prosecutors and investigators met Wednesday and decided that the office's investigators will further probe Lohan's alleged skirmish with rehab worker Dawn Holland, said John Hall, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office.

Lohan is accused of tussling with Holland after the 24-year-old actress returned to the rehab center past curfew on Dec. 12 and refused Holland's request to take a Breathalyzer test.

Police said earlier this month that Lohan violated her probation and wanted her charged with battery. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has said Lohan will be jailed if she violates probation. Her next scheduled hearing before the judge is Feb. 25.

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Letterman yes, Leno no...

Conan O'Brien says he got a phone call from David Letterman over the holidays. The CBS host wanted to make sure a year of late-night TV turmoil hadn't created a rift between them.

O'Brien told reporters Wednesday that he and Letterman have "always been good. I said he didn't owe me a phone call, but I appreciated it."

O'Brien wouldn't be so receptive to a call from Jay Leno, who preceded and replaced him as "Tonight" show host.

He says the reason is no mystery, noting, "We all know the story."

O'Brien's new TBS show, called "Conan," began in November.

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Fonda finds body ...

Los Angeles police say actor Peter Fonda discovered a body in a car, and they are investigating the death.

Sgt. Carlton Cook at the West Los Angeles Community Police Station says the "Easy Rider" actor called 911 on Wednesday after he spotted a car parked on the side of Sunset Boulevard. Cook says the 70-year-old Fonda is absolutely not a suspect but did not have any more details.

The call was first reported by TMZ, which says Fonda got out of his car and found the man slumped over in the front seat.

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Firth gets his star ...

"King's Speech" Golden Globe nominee Colin Firth now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The British actor unveiled his sidewalk shrine Thursday in front of the Pig 'N Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard. It's the 2,429th star dedicated on the avenue of dreams.

Firth has already received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations for his role as King George VI in "The King's Speech," and he is also a favorite for an Oscar nod. Academy Award nominations are announced Jan. 25.

The 50-year-old Firth was a best-actor nominee at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards last year for his performance in "A Single Man."

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