Reports: Jay-Z nears huge business deal
AP - LOS ANGELES (AP) Jay-Z is close to reaching a $150 million deal with Live Nation Inc. that will give the concert promoter a stake in virtually every aspect of the rapper and entrepreneur's career, according to news reports.
Morrissey wins court apology for "racist" slur
Reuters - British singer Morrissey won an apology in court on Thursday from the publishers of Word Magazine over suggestions he was a racist and a hypocrite.
Irwin's father moves out of family park
AP - The father of late television star Steve Irwin said he quit the family's Australian conservation park because he had become a "disrupting influence," although the widow of the khaki-clad "Crocodile Hunter" denies a rift in the clan.
Paula Pauses For A Photo Op
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul dines with her boyfriend at a cafe in Hollywood.
Celine Dion concert in Beijing canceled
AP - Celine Dion canceled her concert in Beijing due to difficulty securing an appropriate venue, not because she was worried about sandstorms, her Web site said.
'Idol' Number 9 Line Dances Her Way On Out
Coppola replaces Bardem in "sex change" rewrite
Reuters - In what Francis Ford Coppola is calling a "sex change" operation, Carmen Maura is replacing fellow Spaniard Javier Bardem in the family drama "Tetro."
Gibson wants no 'Passion' disclosure
AP - Mel Gibson, who's being sued by a writer over payment for the "The Passion of the Christ" screenplay, wants to keep financial information about the blockbuster movie out of the public eye.
Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck
AP - EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Jerry Seinfeld was in a harrowing rollover wreck but was unhurt after the brakes on one of his vintage cars failed.