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Posted on: Saturday, September 30, 2006

'Dog' loses ankle bracelet for trip

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TV reality star Duane "Dog" Chapman, out on bail while international criminal charges are pending, had his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet removed for a trip to New York.

A judge agreed Thursday to temporarily free Chapman, star of "Dog The Bounty Hunter," of the ankle bracelet so he could attend previously scheduled appearances on the East Coast, said his attorney, Brook Hart.

Chapman will return to Honolulu on Wednesday.

Chapman was released on $300,000 bail Sept. 15, a day after he and two co-stars were arrested for illegal detention and conspiracy in the capture of a cosmetics company heir in Mexico.

SCARLETT 'SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE'

NEW YORK Scarlett Johansson's hourglass figure and plum movie roles have brought her many fans. Among them, clearly, the editors at Esquire. The magazine has just crowned her "Sexiest Woman Alive."

The 21-year-old actress poses in come-hither garb on the cover and inside pages of the magazine's November issue, on newsstands Oct. 18.

On the cover, she wears a bra and a white Calvin Klein mini-dress; in a series of photos inside (showing her as an "enigmatic trailer-park temptress," the magazine says), she wears cleavage-baring black lingerie paired with an open white robe, among other get-ups.

Johansson, whose screen credits include "The Black Dahlia" and "Match Point," says she would rather be admired for attributes other than sex appeal. "What about my brain? What about my heart? What about my kidneys and my gallbladder?" she asks, addressing all the hoopla about her curves in an interview in the magazine.

ANNA NICOLE 'WEDS' ATTORNEY

NASSAU, Bahamas Reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith exchanged vows with boyfriend Howard K. Stern on a boat near Nassau, but there was no formal marriage and the ceremony is "not legally binding," her attorney said yesterday.

Attorney Michael Scott said the couple exchanged vows aboard a catamaran Thursday.

The ceremony took place 18 days after Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, died as he was visiting her in a Nassau hospital, where she had given birth Sept. 7 to a girl.

Stern says he is the father of Smith's baby. He has worked as an attorney for the 38-year-old former Playboy playmate and was in the hospital room when Daniel Smith died.

REALITY TV SHOW HALTS SEGREGATION

After only two episodes, producers merged the black, white, Asian and Latino tribes into two mixed-race gangs on the CBS reality show "Survivor" Thursday night. No explanation was given for the quick abandonment of segregation; it seemed to pass by so quickly as to mean nothing.

"We're back to America. We're a melting pot," said Parvati, a boxer on the new Raro tribe. "I love it."