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Scoop of the week came in the Sun, which revealed that Woody Harrelson (Cheers' Woody) has turned New Age hippy, persuading friends that if they chant and bang drums in a tent in his garden, they will discover internal peace. Elsewhere, Barry Norman and Mel Gibson were involved in a dinner-party argument over height, 5ft10in Gibson claiming that he is taller than 6ft Norman. In the world of soaps, June Brown (aka Dot Cotton) is to leave EastEnders and Jesse Birdsall, villain of Eldorado, complained at the hassles of celebrity when a fan took his photograph in a London club. Andrew Sachs (Every Silver Lining) turned down a pounds 4m job offer in the US.