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Young returns laptops, claims publicity stunt

NEW YORK (AP) — Two laptops actress Sean Young was accused of stealing from a movie production company that had fired her were returned Tuesday after the new director urged her to “please turn yourself in to the police, who are looking for you.”

The two laptops producers said she stole from a New York studio of the “Charlie Boy” movie suddenly appeared at her Manhattan attorney’s office.

The 58-year-old star of the 1982 movie “Blade Runner” told the New York Daily News that producers had attempted a publicity stunt for their film via the media brouhaha over the missing laptops.

Timothy Hines, who took over from Young as director, walked out of the midtown Manhattan office with the laptops containing production plans he called “irreplaceable.”

“We want any charges against her dropped,” he told The Associated Press.

A New York Police Department spokeswoman said they have not been notified of the development and had no immediate comment regarding the investigation of the alleged theft. No charges were filed.

Young was fired several months ago amid a dispute with producers.

Martins convicted of impaired driving

ARDSLEY (AP) — Former New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins has been convicted of driving while impaired in the New York City suburbs.

The Journal News reported Tuesday that Martins was found guilty of the violation last week in Ardsley Village Court. Village Justice David Rifas also convicted Martins of backing unsafely. He was fined $650.

Martins was arrested on Dec. 29 after a three-car crash.

His lawyer declined to comment.

Martins pleaded guilty to the same charge after he was arrested in 2011 at a New Year’s Day checkpoint in Yonkers.

Martins announced his retirement in January, saying accusations of sexual misconduct had taken a painful toll on his family. He was cleared in February after a two-month investigation.

Author writing an account of Parkland

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a best-seller about the Columbine school shooting is working on a book about Parkland.

Harper announced Tuesday that Dave Cullen’s “Parkland” is scheduled to come out in February, timed to the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. According to Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Cullen “burrows into the hearts” of the Parkland student survivors as the follows their lives in the months after the shooting.

Cullen’s “Columbine” came out in 2009, a decade after the Colorado shooting, and spent several weeks on The New York Times’ best-seller list. He has been writing about Parkland for Vanity Fair.