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The American Humane Association’s film and TV unit, the group sanctioned and supported by the entertainment industry to protect animals used in filming, called for a production halt at the Santa Anita Racetrack in suburban Arcadia after the second horse’s death.

Racing resumed after new protocols were put in place and proved effective, Karen Rosa, the AHA unit’s senior vice president, said in February.

On Tuesday, Dr. Gary Beck, a California Horse Racing Board veterinarian, said he had just examined the horse as part of routine health and safety procedures before it was to race later in the day. The horse passed the inspection, the AHA said.

Maria Sharapova doesn’t want any ‘Dancing’ shoes

Don’t look for Maria Sharapova to strut her stuff on “Dancing With the Stars.”

She said she wouldn’t be interested in following in the dancing shoes of fellow tennis superstar Martina Navratilova, who is among the newest celebrities set to dance when the show begins Monday.

“Even though I like to dance and all, there’s something about dancing in prom costumes in front of national television that is just not very appealing to me,” Sharapova said Tuesday after her match at the BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.

The former Wimbledon champion said she’s never really watched the ABC reality hit, and isn’t sure what it takes to win that kind of competition.

“Like is it a lot of practice or is it personality?” she said.

Sharapova, who rakes in millions off the court in endorsements, recently appeared on the late-night show “Chelsea Lately,” and attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Ricki Lake’s new show will give fans a voice

Ricki Lake’s upcoming talk show is issuing an invitation: go online and join a production meeting.

Beginning Thursday, “The Ricki Lake Show” will put a planning session live on Facebook once a month. The goal is to let people get a peek at the series’ development and weigh in on it, Miss Lake and producer-distributor 20th Television said Tuesday.

“The Ricki Lake Show” will debut this fall.

Stephen Brown, senior vice president with 20th Television, said Miss Lake and the producers will ask for feedback on program elements including set design, website and music.

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