Collins admits wrongdoing

Stephen Collins kept silent when allegations surfaced two months ago that he has abused underage girls.

The 7th Heaven actor finally has broken his silence in a statement to People mag, in which he admits, "Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since."

Collins, 67, said that between 1973 and 1994, he molested three girls. For the last 20 years, he added, "I have not had an impulse to act out in any such way."

He also addressed the leak - reportedly by his ex-wife, Faye Grant - of an audiotape on which he confesses to child molestation.

"The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred," said Collins.

He promised to reveal more Friday in an inteview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that will stream on Yahoo and air on ABC.

Rihanna extends empire

She's one of the most photographed and best-dressed folks in the world, and now Rihanna, who has won a ton of fashion awards, has gotten another honor. She has been named the creative director of Puma, the activewear people. She'll look over the women's line, and be involved in the design process for shows and other apparel.

Amy's staying . . .

One person browned off by the hacks at Sony Pictures is the company's chief, Amy Pascal. The tsunami of sensitive material the hackers released included merry e-mails between A-Pas and producer Scott Rudin, in which, with thorough racial insensitivity, the two joshed about President Obama's probable preference for race-themed films such as 12 Years a Slave. People have lost their jobs for less, but Amy ain't goin' noplace. More than 50 boldfacers are said to be supporting her, including Gwyneth Paltrow, John Singleton, Jack Nicholson, Tyler Perry, and Angelina Jolie, whom Rudin, in one missive, called "a minimally talented spoiled brat."

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