Country singer jailed, accused of violating her probation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mindy McCready was in jail Thursday, accused of violating probation on a 2004 drug charge after a scuffle with her mother and authorities in Florida.

The 31-year-old country singer was taken into custody Wednesday at Nashville International Airport and booked into the Williamson County jail just south of Nashville.

McCready could serve up to three years in prison if convicted of violating probation.

Damon gets star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES - When Matt Damon and pal Ben Affleck were struggling actors, they lived in a modest apartment near Hollywood Boulevard.

Damon said he used to look at the stars on the boulevard sidewalk and dreamed of seeing his name on one of them someday. So when it came time to receive one Wednesday, Damon reacted with disbelief.

'A few times in my life I've had these experiences that are just kind of too big to process and this looks like it's going to be one of those times,' Damon said during a Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony attended by his wife, mother and a throng of screaming fans.

Blues singer hospitalized for complications

LOS ANGELES - Etta James was in stable condition Thursday after being hospitalized for complications from abdominal surgery she had last month, her manager said.

The 69-year-old blues singer was being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

'Her condition is stabilized' but she had to cancel upcoming tour dates with B.B. King and Al Green, her manager, Lupe De Leon, said in an e-mail.

De Leon did not indicate when James was admitted but said the hospitalization was caused by 'post-op complications' from her mid-June surgery. The complications and the nature of the surgery were not specified.