Founder of Jet and Ebony dies

CHICAGO - Publisher John H. Johnson broke new ground by bringing positive portrayals of blacks into mass-market publications and encouraging corporations to advertise to black consumers.

Johnson founded Ebony and Jet magazines after World War II and became one of the most influential black leaders in America. He died of heart failure Monday at age 87.

Tommy Lee says no to remarriage

NEW YORK - Tommy Lee says he and Pamela Anderson aren't getting married again.

''Noooo,'' he told ''The Tonight Show'' host Jay Leno Monday night.

The couple, who were married in 1995, divorced in 1998. They have been on and off again ever since. They were photographed together in Hawaii last month, and that's when the marriage rumors started, Lee said.

Knoxville says yell needs work

NEW YORK - Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott, who play Luke and Bo Duke in ''The Dukes of Hazzard,'' didn't exactly perfect the art of ''yee-haw'' for the film.

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, Knoxville says he felt like ''half a man'' when he heard John Schneider, who played Bo Duke on the '70s TV series, do the yell.

''He belts out this Tarzan-like 'yee-haw,' and I was like, 'That's kinda how we were supposed to do it, Seann.'''

Richards: Mick would be 'Mum'

NEW YORK - Keith Richards says if the Rolling Stones were a mom-and-pop operation, Mick Jagger would be the ''Mum.''

''Mick has to get up in the morning with a plan,'' Richards tells Newsweek magazine in its latest issue. ''Who he's going to call, what he's going to eat, where he's going to go. Me, I wake up, praise the Lord, then make sure all the phones are turned off. If we were a mum-and-pop operation, then he'd be Mum.''

The Stones' tour kicks off Aug. 21.

- From wire reports