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Twelve contestants will take part in challenges to highlight their creativity and eye for detail when creating jewelry, belts, bags and shoes.

Lifestyle expert Eva Lorenzotti will be the contestants’ mentor. Designer Kenneth Cole and InStyle Editor Ariel Foxman will be judges.

“Project Accessory” is to premiere later this year.

Man sentenced for stalking ‘Law & Order’ actress

A Pennsylvania man convicted of stalking “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” actress Kathryn Erbe has been sentenced in New York to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $42,000 in restitution.

The Associated Press reports Charles Nagel was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors say the 36-year-old Philadelphia resident began stalking Miss Erbe in 2008 by trying to hug her while she was filming in Manhattan. Authorities say once he was rebuffed, he began composing creepy missives about her on a social-networking site.

The 44-year-old Miss Erbe testified she was scared and thought Nagel was obsessed with her. Nagel said it was a misunderstanding.

Coroner: No drugs, alcohol in Armstrong’s body

Coroner’s officials found no drugs or alcohol in the system of Russell Armstrong, who appeared with his wife on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and killed himself three weeks before the show’s second season premiered.

A report on Armstrong’s death released Wednesday provided no new details about why the venture capitalist hung himself, the Associated Press reports. He left behind no note, but the report notes that Armstrong had been depressed about financial issues and problems with his estranged wife, Taylor.

There were no signs of foul play, the report states.

Armstrong, 47, made no mention of killing himself on Aug. 12 when he was last seen by his roommate after dinner. Armstrong’s body was found Aug. 15 in his bedroom and he had been dead for some time, according to the report.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said toxicology tests completely ruled out that Armstrong had been drinking or taken any drugs before he died.

c Compiled from Web and wire reports.