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Mr. Nugent didn’t know he was breaking the law, his Anchorage attorney, Wayne Anthony Ross, said.

The agreement, filed in U.S. District Court last week, said Mr. Nugent knowingly possessed and transported the bear in a misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act.

According to the agreement, the hunt was filmed for Nugent’s Outdoor Channel television show “Spirit of the Wild.”

Mr. Nugent, who signed the document April 14, agreed to pay a $10,000 fine, according to the document, which said he also agreed to a two-year probation, including a special condition that he not hunt or fish in Alaska or Forest Service properties for one year. He also agreed to create a public service announcement that would be broadcast on his show every second week for one year, the document states.

Mr. Nugent also agreed to pay the state $600 for the bear that was taken illegally, according to the document.

A plea agreement would have to be approved by a judge.

Bipolar disorder forces O’Connor to cancel tour

Sinead O’Connor said she is canceling her 2012 tour due to her bipolar disorder.

The singer made the announcement Monday in a posting on her website. She wrote that she is “very unwell” and had been advised by her doctor to not hit the road after her “very serious breakdown between December and March.”

In December, Ms. O’Connor announced her split from therapist Barry Herridge after 16 days of marriage.

The Irish singer-songwriter is best known for the early 1990s hit “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Her latest album, “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?,” was released in February. The 45-year-old said she had planned the tour because of the album’s release, but was “attempting to be stronger than I actually am.”

Kevin Hart added to Essence lineup

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has been added to the main-stage lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

Organizers say Mr. Hart, hot on the heels of his starring role in last weekend’s No. 1 film, “Think Like a Man,” will debut his comedic talents during the festival scheduled for July 6 through 8 at the Superdome. Mr. Hart joins a lineup that includes Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Fantasia and Eve.

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