Spears allowed to visit with sons

LOS ANGELES - Kevin Federline on Friday agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons, nearly two months after the troubled pop star last saw them, his representatives said.

Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said in a statement the former couple have agreed to a modification of a court order that had stripped Spears of her visitation rights. The statement did not elaborate.

Elliot Mintz, a spokesman for Kaplan and Federline, credited the development to Spears' father, James Spears, who came to Los Angeles earlier this month to help his daughter.

'James Spears went a long way in terms of stabilizing an environment that surrounded Britney which was wildly in flux,' Mintz said. 'It's clear Britney is in a different place now than she was a week or two ago."

Will Smith wins 'academy' award from cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Will Smith wasn't nominated for an Oscar this year, but his role in 'I Am Legend' has earned a different 'academy' award - from the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy.

Smith was named the first winner of the Cadet Choice Movie Award, which was designed to honor the fictional character that best personifies West Point leadership qualities on the silver screen.

Smith's character in the film, Army virologist Dr. Robert Neville, is the lone survivor of a zombie-making virus that devastates Manhattan.

Duane 'Dog' Chapman's A&Eshow to resume

HONOLULU - TV bounty hunter Duane 'Dog' Chapman is preparing a return to the airwaves.

The Chapman family confirmed Thursday that filming is set to resume on the A&E show 'Dog the Bounty Hunter.' The show features Chapman and crew in pursuit of bail jumpers in Hawaii and other states.

It was the highest rated show on A&E before the network pulled it off the air in November. Chapman was heard in a taped phone conversation using a racial slur in reference to his son's black girlfriend.

Chapman has apologized and tried to make amends with the network and the black community.