Clooney injured in motorcycle accident in N.J.

n LOS ANGELES - George Clooney suffered a broken rib in New Jersey on Friday when a car collided with the motorcycle he was riding, the actor's spokesman said.

The 46-year-old actor was treated at Palisades Medical Center in Palisades, N.J. and released, spokesman Stan Rosenfield said in a statement.

Former Ramone sues over owed song royalties

n NEW YORK - Hey, ho, let's go ... to court.

A drummer who spent four years in one of the greatest punk bands of all time, the Ramones, filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming he is owed nearly $1 million in royalties on songs sold over the Internet.

Richard 'Richie Ramone' Reinhardt, who performed with the Ramones between 1983 and 1987, sued Wal-Mart, Apple, RealNetworks, the band's management and the estate of its lead guitarist.

Spears charged with hit and run for August crash

n LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears was charged Friday with misdemeanor counts of hit and run and driving without a valid license after she allegedly smashed her car into another in a parking lot in August, prosecutors said.

If convicted, the singer could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count, said Nick Velasquez, spokesman for the city attorney's office.

Alba, Cook hold charity screening

n KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A charity found its good-luck charms in Jessica Alba and Dane Cook, who attended a screening of their new comedy, 'Good Luck Chuck,' at a Knoxville theater.

Fans paid $75 to see the actors and attend the screening, which raised $260,000 for Variety of Eastern Tennessee, a charity benefiting children with disabilities.