Simpson hearing set for Monday

' LAS VEGAS - A judge Thursday scheduled a hearing next month for prosecutors to present evidence against O.J. Simpson and five other men accused of kidnapping and robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint.

Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure Jr. ordered the defendants and their lawyers to attend the hearing on Nov. 8 and possibly the next day.

O'Connor talks bipolar disorder, suicide attempt

' CHICAGO - Sinead O'Connor said before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she struggled with thoughts of suicide and overwhelming fear.

She'd often wake up crying for no reason, the 40-year-old Irish singer said on Thursday's broadcast of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.'

O'Connor said she attempted suicide on her 33rd birthday, but gave no details.

Ferrera receives another accolade

' LOS ANGELES - The accolades keep coming for America Ferrera.

The Emmy-winning star of 'Ugly Betty' is now the Hispanic Woman of the Year, the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard announced Thursday.

The publications will honor Ferrera and the 25 most powerful Hispanic women in film, television and music at their inaugural Hispanic Women in Entertainment breakfast at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Tuesday.

Spears' new song gaining ground

' NEW YORK - Britney Spears is finally catching a break.

Her new song, 'Gimme More,' is now a success on the music charts - despite the pop star's turbulent personal life and the humiliation of her much-panned performance at MTV's Video Music Awards.

This week, 'Gimme More' topped Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart at No. 1 with 179,000 downloads, and jumped from No. 68 to No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100.