NY library to display rare Rowling book

NEW YORK - A rare original edition of J.K. Rowling's latest book is going on display at the New York Public Library, just as the work is being published around the world.

'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' is a collection of five stories that's mentioned in the last book in Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series. It's being published today.

Rowling originally wrote and illustrated seven copies of the book as gifts. She gave one to Arthur Levine at Scholastic, which published the American versions of the books. It's Levine's copy that will be on display at the library today until Jan. 4.

Judge agrees to end marriage for McDermott

LOS ANGELES - Dylan McDermott's marriage will be officially over after the new year.

Documents filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday show a judge has agreed to end McDermott's marriage to actress Shiva Rose McDermott on Jan. 2.

Details of the split were not revealed, but neither used lawyers.

They agreed to an uncontested marriage. McDermott, who starred in the legal series 'The Practice,' filed for divorce in May.

The couple, who have two daughters together, separated in 2007.

Photographer sues singers Chris Brown, Rihanna

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A photographer with tbt, a St. Petersburg alternative publication, is suing R&B singers Chris Brown and Rihanna, saying their bodyguards beat him and broke his camera.

Luis Santana on Wednesday filed the $1 million lawsuit, which also names the bodyguards and a St. Petersburg club where the attack allegedly occurred May 6. Santana said the bodyguards tore off his shirt, knocked him down and repeatedly kicked him. He's seeking compensation for his $3,000 camera, photos that were lost, injuries and emotional distress.

- From wire reports