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15-year-old arrested in actor’s death An unidentified 15-year-old girl was arrested Monday in connection with the murder of actor Merlin Santana, police said. “The investigation is ongoing and no further comment will be given at this time,” Lt. Horace Frank said.Santana was shot and killed Nov. 11 in Los Angeles.Santana, 26, played the character of Romeo Santana on “The Steve Harvey Show,” which won him nominations for the NAACP Image Awards and the ALMA Awards, which honor Hispanic performers.Earlier in his career Santana appeared on “The Cosby Show,” where he played the role of Stanley, a faithful admirer of Rudy Huxtable. Santana also appeared on several other television shows including “Major Dad,” “Moesha” and “Sister, Sister.”

Halle’s husband and marriage “unstable”Actress Halle Berry said husband Eric Benet is seeking psychotherapy, but won’t mention if he is being treated for sex addiction.According to Essence magazine, Benet sought treatment for his sex addiction at a clinic in Arizona earlier this year. Tabloids speculated about Benet’s extramarital affairs within a few months of his marriage to Berry.The couple have only been married a year, but Berry said, “All romantic relationships suffer crises, no woman can claim otherwise.”

Michael Jackson takes the standEntertainer Michael Jackson finally took the stand on Thursday after being four hours late, in his $21 million lawsuit.This was Jackson’s second time on the stand, and this time he arrived without the doctor’s mask covering his face.Jackson is being sued by German concert promoter Marcel Avram,who claims Jackson cancelled two millennium concert shows, one in Sydney, Australia and the other in Honolulu, Hawaii.Jackson said he doesn’t have much to say on the issue because he is only “the visionary” and he leaves the business to others.- compiled by Crishana Mitchell

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