Spears visits courthouse, suddenly leaves
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears bolted from the courthouse Wednesday before setting foot in her child-custody hearing, which went on without her - and ended with a court commissioner upholding an order suspending her visitation rights.
The pop star came to the courthouse to seek visits with her two boys, entered the building and went through security screening. But she suddenly stated that she wanted to leave and was driven away, spokesman Allan Parachini said.
Upstairs, Commissioner Scott Gordon went ahead with a closed hearing, and 'notice was taken of Miss Spears' absence,' Parachini said. Ex-husband Kevin Federline - who showed up for the hearing - was asked a few questions that required yes or no answers, Parachini said.
Tom Cruise to present awards
LOS ANGELES - Tom Cruise is set to be a presenter at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony Sunday, joining a roster of A-listers appearing on the show.
Cruise, a three-time Oscar and SAG Awards nominee, will help hand out the coveted Actor trophies at the Shrine Auditorium.
Previously announced SAG Awards presenters include Steve Carell, Russell Crowe, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Forest Whitaker and John Travolta.
Busta Rhymes gets probation
NEW YORK - A Manhattan judge sentenced Busta Rhymes to three years' probation and 10 days of community service Wednesday for assaulting his former driver and a fan.
Police assess Winehouse video
LONDON - Scotland Yard started an investigation Wednesday into a video that allegedly shows troubled British singer Amy Winehouse smoking crack.
Police will look at the video before deciding whether any charges should be brought against Winehouse, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with force policy.