DMX pleads guilty to drug, theft charges

PHOENIX - Rapper DMX has reached a plea deal on multiple drug possession, theft and animal cruelty charges.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of animal cruelty, one count of theft and one count each of felony possession of marijuana and a narcotic drug.

A Maricopa County Superior Court commissioner has set a sentencing hearing for Jan. 30.

Daughter of Mia Farrow dies at 35

NEW YORK - Lark Previn, a daughter of actress Mia Farrow whose sister Soon-Yi Previn was at the center of Farrow's messy breakup with Woody Allen, has died. She was 35.

Lark Previn died Christmas Day at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, the medical examiner's office said. No cause of death was given. A cremation was held Tuesday at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery.

Lark Previn was born in Vietnam in 1973. She was one of three children adopted by Farrow and her then-husband, conductor Andre Previn. The couple also had three biological children.

Webber: 'Phantom' sequel in works

LONDON - Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber says the long awaited sequel to 'Phantom of the Opera' should be ready at the end of 2009, with a possible simultaneous opening on three continents.

Lloyd Webber told The Times of London that he hopes the new musical, to be called 'Phantom: Love Never Dies,' will open in New York, London and possibly Shanghai or another Asian city.

'We've been into the feasibility of rehearsing three companies at once and opening very fast in the three territories,' he said.