Eminem's second divorce from Kim Mathers was finalized Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reports. The duo have agreed to share custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Hailie Jade Scott; no word on what kind of financial settlement was reached.
Britney Spears has topped an online poll of readers of New York Dog and Hollywood Dog magazines as the Worst Celebrity Dog Owner of 2006, a title that may be somewhat inaccurate since, according to her estranged husband, Kevin Federline, the pop star no longer has any dogs. "We gave all the dogs to friends of ours…it just really wasn't working,"
Federline told Teen People in September, before the couple split. In contrast, Oprah Winfrey was voted the Best Celebrity Dog Owner.
Michael Jackson has postponed his appearance at a Tokyo Christmas event on Dec. 19 until March 8, so that he could add an additional date to meet fans on the day following the event, organizers said. Tickets for the Premium V.I.P. Party, where fans will have the chance to meet Jackson and pose for a photo with him, selling for the bargain price of $3,428. The
self-styled King of Pop will not perform at the event.
50 Cent's insurance company is refusing to cover the rapper for damages in a $10 million lawsuit stemming from a brawl that broke out during a radio interview with his G-Unit posse in Washington, D.C. last year.
Joan Baez, Booker T. & The MG's, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, the Doors, the Grateful Dead, and Bob Wills have been selected to receive lifetime achievement awards at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 11.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment have agreed to shell out $1.5 million to settle lawsuits filed in Texas and California over music CDs that installed a hidden anti-piracy program on consumers' computers. The software not only monitored user activities, but the method originally recommended for removing it damaged some computers.
Ray Charles' original Los Angeles studio will be turned into a memorial library in his honor, where musical equipment will be provided so that artists can produce new music at the site.
Ruben Studdard has agreed to serve as an inspiration coach for overweight Alabamians looking to shed some pounds. Studdard, who has dropped more than 100 pounds since starting his diet last summer, is asking obese Alabama residents to lose 10 pounds in eight weeks.
Yoko Ono's driver, Koral Karsan, was indicted for first-degree attempted grand larceny Tuesday for allegedly trying to extort $2 million from the Beatle widow and held without bail because he was deemed a flight risk.
Patti LaBelle canceled her The Gospel According to Patti tour on Monday, citing differences with the promoters. The tour kicked off in October and was scheduled to continue on to Philadelphia, Cleveland, and St. Louis, among other cities.
Former boy-bander Joey Fatone is hoping to get in sync with "Dancing with the Stars," he said during a radio interview last week.