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Former ‘Scandal’ star arrested

Former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short has been arrested in Dallas on suspicion of public intoxication.

Dallas police said the 31-year-old Short was arrested at 2 a.m. Saturday at the Katy Trail Ice House, a popular beer garden and restaurant. A message left at the restaurant on Saturday was not immediately returned.

It is not the first time Short has had trouble with the law. In May, he pleaded not guilty to felony battery for a fight that seriously injured a man at a West Hollywood restaurant. And he faced a misdemeanor spousal battery case.

Short announced in April that he wasn’t returning to the hit series “Scandal” for its fourth season.

Mel B buys Hollywood home

Melanie Brown — also known as Mel B or Scary Spice from her days with the British pop group Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have bought a house in Hollywood Hills West for $4.34 million, public records show.

Built in 1928, the multi-level hillside house has been updated to a contemporary style with walls of glass that take in city views.

The home features a media room, a gym, two fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in more than 4,600 square feet of living space. There’s a swimming pool with a spa and a pool house.

Brown, 39, started with the Spice Girls in 1994 and six years later released her first solo album, “Hot.”

Box office weakest in 10 years

The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Tammy” led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.

The holdover “Transformers” led all films with an estimated $36.4 million, while “Tammy” had a below expectations Friday-to-Sunday haul of $21.2 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.

1. “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” $36.4 million.

2. “Tammy,” $21.2 million.

3. “Deliver Us From Evil,” $9.5 million.

4. “22 Jump Street,” $9.4 million.

5. “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” $8.8 million.

6. “Earth to Echo,” $8.3 million.

7. “Maleficent,” $6.1 million.

8. “Jersey Boys,” $5.1 million.

9. “Think Like a Man Too,” $4.9 million.

10. “Edge of Tomorrow,” $3.6 million.

Simpson weds Eric Johnson

Jessica Simpson is a newlywed.

The singer and TV personality married retired NFL player Eric Johnson Saturday at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., her publicist Lauren Auslander confirms.

Simpson and Johnson began dating in 2010. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Maxwell, and a 1-year-old son named Ace.

Auslander said Ace served as a ring bearer and Maxwell walked down the aisle as a flower girl.

It is the second marriage for both Simpson, 33, and 34-year-old Johnson.

— From News wire services