Charlie Sheen will cover the costs of a therapy dog for a teen girl who was injured when she fell from an amusement park ride in 2010, according to WENN.

Teagan Marti suffered brain, spine, pelvis and internal injuries when she plummeted 100 feet from the Terminal Velocity attraction at Extreme World in Wisconsin after the ride's safety nets failed.

The "Anger Management" star spent $10,000 to get 15-year-old with a trained Golden Retriever puppy, to help her rehabilitation.

Teagan told the Associated Press, "I think he's a very kind person for helping me and my family and very generous."

Her mother Julie said Teagan's medical bills have created money problems for the family. "I'm in such disbelief. I was crying ... What a guy."

Sheen said, "I like to pay it forward. People come into your orbit for a reason. You don't always know what that is ahead of time, but if I ignore these requests then I don't have any opportunity to see where these things lead us, or lead me."

This isn't the first act of generosity for Sheen, who has more frequently made headlines with his affinity for drugs, prostitutews and erratic behavior. Earlier this year he helped cover the funeral costs of a paparazzo who was killed in a car accident while trying to photograph Justin Bieber. He also gave Lindsay Lohan $100,000 to help pay her tax bill. Hope he isn't waiting to get that back.

HARRISON FORD WILL RETURN IN NEXT 'STAR WARS': Harrison Ford will return to play Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII," according to reports.


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Indiewire.com said that various clues coming out of the "Star Wars" camp indicate that, whatever storyline J.J. Abrams and crew are coming up with, "the lineage to the first trilogy of films will be pretty direct."

Whether Ford's return will be a major part of the story or just a cameo remains to be seen. But according to Latino's Review, it's a done deal.

Of course, Disney isn't talking.

Before George Lucas sold LucasFilm to Disney, Lucas met with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher last summer, to tell them a new trilogy was on its way. Their was another rumor floating that 'Episode VII' would involve an older Luke Skywalker. Hamill and Fischer -- and just about every other actor, alien and clone connected to the films -- have said they would answer the call for the next trilogy.

Disney has said in addition to the next trilogy, they will produce spin-off films from the "Star Wars" universe, with two likely subjects a young Han Solo and Boba Fett.

TOM CRUISE LAWSUIT GETTING INTERESTING: Tom Cruise's $50 million lawsuit against Bauer Media Group may eventually include questions about journalists' rights, freedom of religion, alleged bigotry, Nazis, Nazi porn, child abandonment, and aliens.

This case may make O.J.'s trial look pedestrian.

In October, Cruise filed a defamation suit against the publisher of Life & Style and In Touch magazines, after they ran a story saying Cruise abandoned his 6-year-old daughter since his divorce from actress Katie Holmes.

Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, called the story a "vicious lie," adding, "Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She's a vital part of his life and always will be. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible."

According to the Huffington Post, Bauer Media still stands by the story, saying it was "substantially true." The company is countering by attempting to put the focus on Cruise's relationship with Suri.

In documents filed Thursday, lawyers for Bauer requested details of Cruise's schedule; the extent to which he was in contact with Suri after his separation and divorce from Holmes; Cruise's contact and visitation schedule with Suri and the terms of the divorce agreement; his history of separation from Suri; and Suri's mental and emotional state following her parents' separation and divorce.

This is going to get ugly.

The Huffington Post also reported that Bauer wants information about how Cruise's membership in the Church of Scientology may have played a role in his decisions regarding his visitation and communication with Suri, as well as the history of all the lawsuits the actor has filed over the years.

While they're at it, they should probably ask how Cruise ever thought he was tall enough to play Jack Reacher.

Cruise's legal team came back Thursday with an equally long list of demands for Bauer about its policies and practices regarding publishing stories about the actor, his family and the Church of Scientology. They also want Bauer to release the identities of the magazine's sources and disclose its policies and practices for obtaining information, paying sources and verifying the credibility of said sources.

Oh, and Team Cruise wants Bauer to detail its "history of bigotry and hatred toward minority religious groups and their members," which the Hollywood Reporter said may have been prompted by a recent report from the Wrap that said the German publisher holds assets in at least one magazine appealing to neo-Nazis, and is also involved in distributing Nazi-themed porn movies.

A briefing is scheduled for Feb. 28.

LINDSAY LOHAN FILM GETS DISTRIBUTION: We actually may get the chance to see Lindsay Lohan in a movie one more time.

Paul Schrader's film "The Canyons," has been acquired by IFC for distribution.

Schrader wasn't pleased after the movie, starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, was shunned by the indie-festival circuit. According to the Daily Beast, he started whining about it without realizing the film already had offers on the table. IFC's official announcement includes a quote from Kent Jones, director of programming for the New York Film Festival, who called Lohan's performance "stunning" and the film "an inspiration and an example to us all."

Of course it is.

No release date was given.

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FEBRUARY 16 IN HISTORY

Saturday is Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2013. There are 318 days left in the year.

1804: Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates.

1862: The Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson in Tennessee ended as some 12,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered; Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory earned him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender Grant."

1868: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized in New York City.

1923: The burial chamber of King Tutankhamen's recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt by English archaeologist Howard Carter.

1937: Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who'd invented nylon, received a patent for the synthetic fiber.

1945: American troops landed on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II.

1959: Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.

1961: The United States launched the Explorer 9 satellite.

1968: The nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala., as the speaker of the Alabama House, Rankin Fite, placed a call from the mayor's office in City Hall to a red telephone at the police station that was answered by U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill.

1987: John Demjanjuk went on trial in Jerusalem, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible," a guard at the Treblinka Nazi concentration camp. (Demjanjuk was convicted, but the conviction ended up being overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court.)

1988: Seven people were shot to death during an office rampage in Sunnyvale, Calif., by a man who was obsessed with a co-worker, who was wounded in the attack. (The gunman, Richard Farley, is under sentence of death.)

1998: A China Airlines Airbus A300-600R trying to land in fog near Taipei, Taiwan, crashed, killing all 196 people on board, plus six on the ground.

2003: More than 100,000 people demonstrated in the streets of San Francisco to protest a possible U.S. invasion of Iraq. Michael Waltrip raced past leader Jimmie Johnson to win the rain-shortened Daytona 500 for the second time in three years.

2012: A federal judge in Detroit ordered life in prison for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a young Nigerian man who'd tried to blow up a packed Northwest jetliner with a bomb concealed in his underwear. New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, died of an apparent asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the uprising against its president; he was 43. Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter died in West Palm Beach, Fla., at age 57.

BIRTHDAYS

Actor William Katt (62), singer James Ingram (61), actor LeVar Burton (56), actor-rapper Ice-T (55), International Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe (54), rock musician Andy Taylor (52), rock musician Dave Lombardo (Slayer) (48), rock musician Taylor Hawkins (Foofighters) (41), actress Elizabeth Olsen (24).

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