Rolling Stone to publish note from Thompson

NEW YORK - Rolling Stone, the magazine that was home for years to Hunter S. Thompson, will publish a note written by the gonzo journalist days before he committed suicide in February.

Douglas Brinkley, the presidential historian who is also Thompson's official biographer, writes that a Feb. 16 note may be Thompson's final written words. It reads:

''No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always b----y. No Fun - for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt.''

Hunter left the note for his wife, Anita. He shot himself four days later.

'Apprentice' to himself: I'm fired

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Bill Rancic is going to fire himself.

Rancic, winner of the first season of NBC's ''The Apprentice,'' says he'll stop working for Donald Trump when his contract ends in March.

''That will probably be it for me,'' he said at a global leadership forum Wednesday in Malaysia.

He has been overseeing construction of the 90-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.

''I'm gonna go out and start another business of my own,'' said the former Internet entrepreneur. ''That's in my blood.''

Jones returns to red carpet

NEW YORK - Star Jones Reynolds is returning to the red carpet for the prime-time Emmys.

Jones Reynolds will host E! Entertainment Television's arrivals show, ''Live From the Red Carpet,'' Sept. 18 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It will be her second year covering Emmy arrivals.

Willis to help pick Italy's best looker

ROME - ''Die Hard'' star Bruce Willis will help pick Italy's most beautiful woman when he heads the jury of the ''Miss Italia'' pageant later this month.

''Each year we look for a big name that is attractive to the public and pleasant for the girls,'' Marcello Cambi, spokesman for the contest, said Wednesday.

- From wire reports