|Britney Spears filed for divorce from Kevin Federline Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The pop star cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and is demanding legal and physical custody of the couple's two children, with visitation rights for Federline. Just a few hours after filing for divorce from her husband of
two years Tuesday, Spears took to Rockefeller Center for some skating, looking anything but heartbroken over the split. Meanwhile, Thomas Dolby accepted an undisclosed cash payment from would-be rapper K-Fed as compensation for the illegal use of a sample of Dolby's "She Blinded Me with Science" for Federline's "America's Most Wanted."
Kenny Chesney won Entertainer of the Year and Brooks & Dunn's inspirational song ''Believe'' won three trophies, including single and song of the year, at the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards Monday night. Meanwhile, Faith Hill is insisting that her on-camera freak-out at the CMA Awards after losing Best Female Vocalist to Carrie
Underwood was a joke. After the award was announced, Hill was shown angrily mouthing "What?!" before appearing to storm offstage. "The idea that I would act disrespectful towards a fellow musician is unimaginable to me," Hill said in a statement.
Felony gun possession charges against G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck have been dropped at the request of New York prosecutors after it was determined that neither owned the guns discovered in a van in which they were riding during an August 2005 traffic stop. Another man has pleaded guilty in the case, while a fourth man remains under
Keith Urban, who is currently in rehab and has admitted struggling with cocaine use in the past, is offering advice to those battling addiction in an interview with Best Life magazine he did just days before seeking treatment himself. "Everyone gets overwhelmed at points, but it's when you think you can handle it yourself and you don't
reach out for help. That's when the end is near," Urban told the magazine in a portion of the interview excerpted by the Associated Press.
Michael Jackson is scheduled to perform "Thriller" at the World Music Awards on Nov. 15, where he will also receive the Diamond Award. Lindsay Lohan is hosting the event.
Bono opened up U2's Australian tour with a call for the only Australian terror suspect held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay to be repatriated and tried at home. Alleged Taliban fighter David Hicks has been held for five years without trial.
Rocker Pete Doherty was fined $1,400 in a British court Wednesday after pleading guilty to assaulting a BBC journalist in March.
Genesis are reuniting for a European tour next year (with Phil Collins, but minus Peter Gabriel), marking the band's first trek in 15 years. The Brit rockers said that a series of U.S. dates would follow the European leg.