Bob Costas to be regular fill-in for Larry King

NEW YORK - Bob Costas will become a regular substitute host for Larry King on CNN, conducting prime-time interviews about 20 times a year, the network said Wednesday.

King, 71, celebrated the 20th anniversary of his show last week. Despite a swirl of change around him, he's still CNN's most popular personality.

Final children's book in Madonna series released

NEW YORK - ''Lotsa de Casha,'' the fifth and final installment in a series of children's books by Madonna, has been released. It tells the story of the richest man in the world, who loses everything but gains a friend.

Schroder selling $29 million ranch

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Rick Schroder has put his western Colorado ranch on the market for $29 million, in part because of a legal squabble with a neighbor.

Schroder, who co-starred on ''NYPD Blue'' and appeared in ''The Champ'' and ''Crimson Tide,'' said he anticipated going through with court-ordered mediation before taking his dispute over access issues to trial.

Live 8 adds Scotland concert

LONDON - Organizers of the Live 8 concerts aimed at promoting awareness of poverty in Africa have announced a lineup of artists to play at a sixth concert in Scotland next month.

The Edinburgh concert will be staged July 6 as leaders of the G-8 group of wealthy nations meet in nearby Gleneagles.

Agassi opens slot machines for charity

LAS VEGAS - Popular on the tennis court, Andre Agassi is hoping to be a big draw on a casino floor.

Agassi's name and image are emblazoned on slot machines rolled out Tuesday at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, with a percentage of proceeds and licensing fees to go to his Las Vegas-based charitable foundation.

- From wire reports