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Midler to return to Broadway stage

NEW YORK

The Divine Miss M is returning to Broadway, and not as just a producer.

Bette Midler will star in John Logan’s new play “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” in the spring, marking the first time the Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe winner has been on Broadway in 30 years.

The show opens April 24 at a Shubert theater to be announced later.

Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the one-character play by Logan, who won a Tony for “Red” and wrote the screenplay for the James Bond movie “Skyfall.”

Midler made her Broadway debut in the chorus of “Fiddler on the Roof” and won a Tony in “Clams on the Half Shell.” She last produced the musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.”

Lohan lawyer predicts case will be dropped

NEW YORK

Lindsay Lohan’s attorney predicts there will be no case against the actress in connection with a purported fight at a Manhattan nightclub.

Attorney Mark Jay Heller spoke after signing paperwork at the courthouse Monday. Lohan was not there.

Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver confirmed that a criminal complaint has not been drawn up at this time. The district attorney’s office said only that the investigation is continuing.

Lohan was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault in the Nov. 29 incident at the club Avenue.

The “Mean Girls” and “Liz and Dick” star reportedly struck a woman in the face during an argument.

At the time of her arrest, Heller said Lohan was “a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”

Letterman sees psychiatrist weekly

PASADENA, Calif.

David Letterman says he sees a psychiatrist once a week, part of his attempt to be the person he once believed he was.

The late-night talk show host gave an extraordinary interview to Oprah Winfrey in which he talked about his feuds with her and Jay Leno and his own effort to make amends for the affairs that became public three years ago when a man tried to extort him.

The interview aired Sunday night on Winfrey’s OWN network after it was done in November.

The CBS host says his wife has forgiven him for his transgressions and his life is more joyful than ever, but he hasn’t necessarily forgiven himself.

Letterman also called his late-night rival Leno the funniest guy he’s ever known.

Vindicator wire services

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