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Photographer suing West after scuffle

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A photographer who claims he was attacked by Kanye West at Los Angeles International Airport sued the rapper Wednesday, claiming assault, battery, negligence and violation of his civil rights.

Daniel Ramos claimed his right hip was injured when the rapper punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground. Ramos was a member of the paparazzi who staked out at the airport July 19 to snap celebrity photos.

Last week, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to file felony assault and attempted robbery charges against West, saying Ramos didn’t have a significant injury.

The city attorney’s office was considering whether to file misdemeanor charges.

Carolla pens book

Adam Carolla has a dream.

The actor-comedian and host of “The Adam Carolla Show” has a deal with HarperCollins imprint It Books for “President Me,” a blueprint for the world he’d like to see.

It Books announced Wednesday that “President Me” will come out in June 2014 and feature Carolla’s “pointed, hilarious rants.”

Headed to Apollo

Metallica is set to rock legendary Harlem venue the Apollo on Sept. 21. They will promote their 3-D concert-action film, “Metallica Through the Never,” released in IMAX on Sept. 27 and other theaters a week later. It will also air live on a special temporary Metallica channel on SiriusXM. The concert is just for SiriusXM subscribers, and invitation only.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Vera Miles is 83. Actress Barbara Eden is 82. Singer Rex Allen Jr. is 66. Singer Linda Thompson is 66. Actress and Fort Wayne native Shelley Long is 64. Singer-actor Rick Springfield is 64. Actor Jay Mohr is 43. Actress Joanna Froggatt is 33.

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