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Hugh! Jessica! They're Big Overseas

Hugh Laurie! Jessica Simpson! They're Big Overseas

Originally posted 05/12/2009 08:00AM

Who says success is measured only by Hollywood's terms?

In France, House star Hugh Laurie is right up there among such literary luminaries as Jean-Paul Sartre, Jules Verne and, oui, Victor Hugo.

The British star's novel Tout Est Sous Contrôle, a translation of his 1996 thriller The Gun Seller, is currently No. 2 on France's best sellers list, according to global news agency Agence France-Presse.

The novel, a James Bond-like spy spoof, has sold more than 100,000 copies since its release in February by a little-known French publishing house Sonatine.

And though the success comes 13 years after it was original published – and in another language – Laurie will happily take it.

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Lawyers: David Hasselhoff Doing Fine | David Hasselhoff

Lawyers: David Hasselhoff Doing Fine

Originally posted 05/04/2009 04:10PM

Responding to an online report that David Hasselhoff was near death over the weekend due to alcohol poisoning, his lawyers released a statement saying the actor "was at no time in the condition described in those stories."

"Mr. Hasselhoff spoke to his attorneys on Sunday and was absolutely fine," attorneys Melvin Goldsman and Marci Levine said in a joint statement. "However, Mr. Hasselhoff is both disturbed and saddened by the fact that a certain individual is disseminating grossly inaccurate stories about him to the press for ulterior motives."

They didn't identify the alleged source of the stories. Hasselhoff, 56, is embroiled in an ongoing divorce with his ex-wife Pamela Bach. Her rep did not return a message.

A source close to Hasselhoff, who has spoken openly about his troubles with alcohol, did confirm the actor was hospitalized over the weekend after drinking.

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David Hasselhoff's Ex Arrested for Felony DUI

David Hasselhoff's Ex Arrested for Felony DUI

Originally posted 03/12/2009 10:05AM

David Hasselhoff's ex-wife could have used a little help from KITT from Knight Rider on Wednesday evening. The actor's ex, Pamela Bach, was arrested for felony DUI in Los Angeles, police records show.

Bach, 46, was arrested at 9 p.m. and booked at the Van Nuys, Calif., jail at around midnight. She was released three hours later after posting $100,000 bail.

Details of the incident weren't immediately available. Bach is currently mired in an ongoing divorce with Hasselhoff.

A court date was set for April 6.
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FIRST LOOK: David Hasselhoff in New Video Game

Originally posted 10/22/2008 04:35PM

Attention America's Got Talent castoffs and former Knight Rider bad guys: here is your chance to finally get revenge on The Hoff.

PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first look of PAIN Movie Lot, a new PlayStation 3 video game being released Nov. 6 in which players get to smash, bash and trash characters including David Hasselhoff – with the former Baywatch star in on the joke.

"The idea of 'hurting The Hoff' or 'hassling The Hoff' was just hysterical to me," Hasselhoff, 56, tells PEOPLE. "I don't know why, I think it was from growing up watching the Three Stooges and the idea of hurting yourself was funny to me."

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Hasselhoff, Ex-Wife Settle Divorce Issues | David Hasselhoff

Hasselhoff, Ex-Wife Settle Divorce Issues

Originally posted 12/18/2007 03:40PM

David Hasselhoff and his former wife, Pamela Bach, have ironed out the remaining details on their divorce, including spousal and and child support payments and custody issues.

The couple reached an agreement Friday on financial issues and have agreed to share custody of their daughters Taylor Ann, 17, and Hayley, 15, L.A.'s City News Service reports. The financial terms were undisclosed.

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David Hasselhoff Says 'I'm Doing Good' | David Hasselhoff

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David Hasselhoff Says 'I'm Doing Good'

Originally posted 10/18/2007 08:00AM

Barely more than a week after his alcohol relapse and subsequent hospitalization, David Hasselhoff tells PEOPLE he is back on the straight and narrow.

"It's one of those things, it's one day at a time," the former Baywatch star, 55, says of his slip from sobriety. "I was doing great, and it just happened, and it took me 24 hours, and I just said, 'You know what? Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!' The little brain says that it's okay, but it's not okay, and that's what it's all about."

Hasselhoff was stepping out on the town for the second night in a row on Wednesday with his 15-year-old daughter, Hayley. The father-daughter duo, fresh from a parent-teacher conference, happened across the Harley Davidson and Complex magazine fashion show on Sunset Blvd. almost by chance – but the humbled star used the opportunity to explain his latest misstep.

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Lawyer: David Hasselhoff Not Likely to Lose Custody | David Hasselhoff

Custody Battles

Lawyer: David Hasselhoff Not Likely to Lose Custody

Originally posted 10/10/2007 07:00PM

David Hasselhoff will likely not lose custody of his daughters, his lawyer Melvin Goldsman tells PEOPLE, due to a hospitalization for what the actor's rep called a relapse.

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David Hasselhoff Relapses, Is Hospitalized | David Hasselhoff

Substance Abuse

David Hasselhoff Relapses, Is Hospitalized

Originally posted 10/09/2007 07:35PM

David Hasselhoff has relapsed and is hospitalized, according to his rep Judy Katz.

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Hit-and-Run Charge Dropped Against Hasselhoff's Ex | David Hasselhoff

Hit-and-Run Charge Dropped Against Hasselhoff's Ex

Originally posted 09/25/2007 09:00PM

A misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run was dropped Tuesday against David Hasselhoff's ex-wife Pamela Bach, her attorney tells PEOPLE.

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David Hasselhoff's Ex-Wife Booked for Hit-and-Run | David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff's Ex-Wife Booked for Hit-and-Run

Originally posted 09/24/2007 08:45PM

David Hasselhoff's ex-wife Pamela Bach surrendered Monday to a Van Nuys, Calif., jail to be booked for a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge. She was released on her own recognizance shortly thereafter.

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