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Gyllenhaal cuts hand on mirror

Jake Gyllenhaal needed stitches after shooting an intense scene for his new film, “Nightcrawler.”

A spokeswoman for Gyllenhaal says the 32-year-old actor returned to work Thursday after a few hours in the emergency room.

Mara Buxbaum said Gyllenhaal was in character Wednesday when he hit a mirror, which unexpectedly broke and cut his hand. She said it was “badly cut up” and required “numerous stiches.”

Beatles special

CBS is planning a two-hour special to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ groundbreaking first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

The Feb. 9 special will be billed as a Grammy Awards salute to the Beatles. Top contemporary artists will cover songs the Beatles performed on “Sullivan,” a historic night in music that launched Beatlemania in the United States.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Ed Asner is 84. Actor Sam Waterston is 73. Actress Beverly D’Angelo is 62. Singer Jack Ingram is 43. Singer Chad Kroeger is 39. Actor Sean Murray is 36.

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