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Snipes confined to home


Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confinement. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said Friday he’ll be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19.

Snipes entered the McKean prison in December 2010 to begin a three-year sentence for failure to file income tax returns.

Prosecutors say he failed to file returns for at least a decade and owed millions of dollars in back taxes.

Honor for Levine

Broadcast Music Inc. announced Monday that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will receive the President’s Award at the 61st annual BMI Pop Awards on May 14.

BMI says the 34-year-old Levine was selected for his “outstanding achievements in songwriting and the global impact he has had on pop culture.”

BMI is a music rights management company that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.

‘Dead’ victorious

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Evil Dead,” $25.8 million

2. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” $20.9 million

3. “The Croods,” $20.7 million

4. “Jurassic Park 3D,” $18.6 million

5. “Olympus Has Fallen,” $10.2 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 87. Naturalist Jim Fowler is 81. Actress Michael Learned is 74. Singer Hal Ketchum is 60. Actor Dennis Quaid is 59. Actor Mark Pellegrino is 48. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 47. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 34. Actor Jay Baruchel is 31. Actress Leighton Meester is 27. Singer-actor Jesse McCartney is 26. Actress Kristen Stewart is 23. Actress Elle Fanning is 15.