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Dehydration diagnosis ...

"Sex Bomb" singer Tom Jones was recovering in a Monaco hospital Sunday, saying "severe dehydration" forced him to cancel a concert in the glamorous principality.

The longtime star, famed for his swivel-hipped appeal and soulful voice, apologized to his fans on his website and emphatically denied British press reports that he had suffered a heart scare that forced him to cancel his Monaco concert Saturday night.

"There are NO heart problems, as has been reported in the press," the singer's website stated.

Jones, a 71-year-old Welshman who burst to international fame in 1964 with "It's Not Unusual" and other hits, blamed his illness on a long successful tour "where many of the shows were in locations that were in the throes of high summer heat."

Saturday's canceled show was to have been the finale of his 3-month "Praise & Blame" tour.


Pressly drives drunk ...

Actress Jaime Pressly has been sentenced to three years of informal probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving.

Santa Monica Deputy City Attorney Melanie Skehar says Pressly's attorney entered the plea Thursday for the former star of "My Name is Earl."

Pressly was also ordered to attend a six-month alcohol education class. Skehar says the Department of Motor Vehicles is also requiring an ignition locking device be installed on her car.

Pressly was arrested Jan. 5 after police say she was stopped for a traffic violation and charged with driving while having a blood alcohol content of more than .20. The legal limit is .08.

Her attorney, Richard Hutton, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.


Training the prince ...

Prince Harry, aka Capt. Harry Wales of the British Army Air Corps, is bound for the desert of Southern California and Arizona for helicopter pilot training.

The prince's military unit is set to participate in an exercise for Apache helicopter pilots called Crimson Eagle. Among the sites potentially involved are the naval aviation facility at El Centro in Imperial County, the Gila Bend (Ariz.) Auxiliary Air Force Base and the Barry M. Goldwater U.S. Air Force Range.

As the younger son of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and as the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, 26-year-old Prince Harry is third in line for the British crown.

Prince Harry served two months with British forces in Afghanistan. The British press has suggested that the helicopter training is in preparation for redeployment to Afghanistan.

When the prince might arrive is unknown. U.S. and British military spokesmen won't reveal a date.

Prince Harry's website says he's set to attend the seventh annual WellChild Award ceremony in London to present an award this week.

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