'Housewives' star charged with possession

NEW YORK - Cody Kasch, who plays troubled teen Zach Young on ABC's hit series ''Desperate Housewives,'' has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, police said Wednesday.

Plainclothes officers arrested Kasch, 17, at about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the East Village in Manhattan after they spotted him allegedly smoking marijuana in public, said Officer Jennara Everleth, a police department spokeswoman.

Kasch, who has a Queens address, was charged with fifth-degree drug possession, given a ticket and released. No court date was set.

Minogue's site jammed after cancer news

MELBOURNE, Australia - Kylie Minogue's Web site was operating on ''reduced service'' Wednesday because of the large number of visitors checking for updates since the singer revealed she has breast cancer.

''Due to the overwhelming response to yesterday's news and the vast numbers of visitors to the site, Kylie.com is operating a reduced service to cope with the increased traffic,'' said a message on the Web site.

''You will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest official news as it is announced on this home page and we hope to have the full site up and running again very shortly.''

Sandler puts prints in cement

LOS ANGELES - Adam Sandler wrote ''Hi to everyone'' and left his handprints and prints of his shoes in cement at the fabled Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.

The ceremony Tuesday coincided with the upcoming release of his latest film, ''The Longest Yard,'' set to open May 27.

DeGeneres tells magazine of abuse

NEW YORK - Ellen DeGeneres reveals in the latest issue of Allure magazine that her stepfather molested her as a teenager.

The talk-show host said her stepfather insisted on feeling her breast while DeGeneres' mother was fighting breast cancer. She said the incident later escalated into ''other things'' and her stepfather, now deceased, tried to break into her bedroom.

- From wire reports