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Sean Combs injured in Beverly Hills crash


Sean “Diddy” Combs is being treated for injuries he suffered during a minor car crash in Beverly Hills, Calif.

A spokeswoman for the 42-year-old rapper-producer says he hurt his neck, ribs and collarbone in the crash Wednesday on Sunset Boulevard near the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Combs was a passenger in a Cadillac Escalade when a Lexus sedan made a left turn and collided with it. A police lieutenant said Combs complained of pain but he was not taken to a hospital at the time.

Publicist Keesha Johnson said Thursday that doctors are now treating Combs, and he is grateful for the outpouring of fan support following the accident.

Pippa pens book

One thing everyone in Britain can agree on: Pippa Middleton knows how to party.

So Middleton – the sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge – marked the release of her new book, “Celebrate,” with a private launch party Thursday night in west London.

“Celebrate” is Middleton’s guide to home entertaining. It draws on her experiences working with her parents’ business, Party Pieces, and a London-based events company. It has tips on entertaining for different celebrations throughout the year as well as recipes, crafts and games.

Middleton said she hopes to give readers ideas without breaking the bank.

Viking is publishing a U.S. edition Tuesday.

ACA singers set

Jason Aldean leads the list of top country music stars set to perform on the American Country Awards.

Country’s leading man of the moment will be joined by lead nominee and good friend Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town.

Few are hotter than Aldean at the moment. He scored the year’s second-biggest debut last week, selling 409,000 copies of his fifth album “Night Train” and recently announced a series of stadium appearances on his 2013 tour.

Producers also announced Scotty McCreery, LeAnn Rimes, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer and Lauren Alaina will make appearances.

Kristin Chenoweth and Trace Adkins return as hosts for the show, airing live Dec. 10 on Fox.

Happy birthday

Among birthdays today: Actor Bob Hoskins is 70. Actress Jaclyn Smith is 67. “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is 66. Musician Bootsy Collins is 61. Actress Rita Wilson is 56. Actor Dylan McDermott is 51. Actor Cary Elwes is 50. Singer Natalie Merchant is 49. Singer Keith Urban is 45. Actor Tom Cavanagh is 44. Writer-actor Seth McFarlane is 39. Actor Jon Heder is 35.