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August 20, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Shaquille O'Neal vs. Phelps in Baltimore

A new ABC sports reality series starring NBA center Shaquille O'Neal will be filming a segment Sunday at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Called "Shaq Vs.," the show pits O'Neal against other top athletes. Sunday's taping will find the wide-bodied O'Neal competing against Baltimore's Olympic champ Michael Phelps in the pool. Members of Meadowbrook, where the pool is housed, were told in an e-mail this week that they would be able to watch the competition - with only the area where the ABC crew is filming closed off. No date has yet been set for the swimming segment with Phelps.

WBAL's Sandra Shaw gets her day with Regis

WBAL-TV weathercaster Sandra Shaw got a shot on the national TV stage Wednesday as co-host for a day on "Live with Regis and Kelly." Shaw was one of 10 broadcasters who work for stations carrying the show to win a chance to co-host based on votes from viewers. The competition was sponsored by Disney-ABC, which syndicates the show nationally. Wednesday was Shaw's day in the chair next to Regis Philbin, and it only took the veteran broadcaster a few minutes on stage with the high-energy Shaw to realize he wasn't going to have to be doing any hand-holding with this guest host. After an introduction and a bit of banter between her and Philbin, the producers showed an impressive mini-biography of Shaw. Later, Shaw corrected Philbin when he suggested that Baltimore was known for having good lobster."Crabs! Crabs!" she said.

Penn and Wright agree to division of property

Robin Wright and husband Sean Penn have already agreed on how they will divide property in their divorce, according to court records. Wright, 43, filed for divorce Aug. 12 in San Rafael, Calif., citing irreconcilable differences with Penn, 49, her husband of more than a decade. The couple have agreed to share custody of their 16-year-old son Hopper Jack. The couple also has an 18-year-old daughter, Dylan Francis.

- From Sun staff and news services

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