Say it isn't so: Lachey, Ripa deny rumors

NEW YORK - Nick Lachey and Kelly Ripa took a broom to some rumors as they co-hosted the syndicated TV show ''Live With Regis and Kelly.''

Lachey, a guest co-host Wednesday, denied that his marriage to Jessica Simpson is on the rocks, and Ripa said Regis Philbin isn't getting the boot from the daytime talk show.

Prince William newest wax figure in museum

LONDON - A grinning Prince William, cast in wax, is the latest royal exhibit at Madame Tussauds waxwork museum.

The model of William, dressed in a black suit, blue shirt and red tie, with hands in his pockets, joins wax figures of William's father, Prince Charles, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the central London museum.

Mayer calls on fans for help writing songs

NEW YORK - John Mayer has writer's block - and he wants your help.

The soft-voiced rocker is calling on fans to make a song out of some lyrics that didn't make it onto his upcoming album.

The best submissions will be featured on Esquire's Web site. Mayer will pick the winner, who will receive a Fender John Mayer Signature Stratocaster guitar.

Mariah Carey, The Killers join MTV award lineup

NEW YORK - Mariah Carey and The Killers have joined the list of performers for the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 2005 Video Music Awards show will air live from Miami on Aug. 28.

Manilow to stay at Vegas Hilton

LAS VEGAS - Barry Manilow will keep on crooning into 2007 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The original deal had the 59-year-old entertainer performing ''Manilow: Music and Passion'' for 24 weeks through 2005 and into 2006.

- From wire reports