Ed McMahon recovering from surgery

LOS ANGELES - Ed McMahon was recuperating Friday following his third neck surgery.

The 85-year-old former 'Tonight' show sidekick previously said he had injured himself in a fall before the possible foreclosure of his multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills house.

'Ed had his third and hopefully final neck surgery today at an L.A. hospital,' McMahon's publicist Howard Bragman told The Associated Press on Friday.

Negotiations continue over Troyer sex tape

LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for Verne Troyer are negotiating with a porn broker and distributor on a settlement to try to prevent the distribution of a sex tape the actor made with a former girlfriend.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Friday granted both sides another week to negotiate before holding a hearing on whether the tape can be sold or released. He also extended a temporary restraining order barring porn distributor SugarDVD from selling or taking orders for the tape, said Tracy Rane, Troyer's attorney.

Web site: Chan museum being planned for '09

HONG KONG - Jackie Chan's Web site said construction has begun on a museum for the action movie star in the Chinese financial capital Shanghai.

The museum will house props and costumes from Chan's movies, photos and other memorabilia, the Web site said. Construction is scheduled to finish in October 2009.

Laura to return to 'General Hospital'

LOS ANGELES - Genie Francis is checking back into 'General Hospital.'

The 46-year-old actress again will reprise her role as Laura on the ABC daytime soap opera beginning Aug. 26.

'This is a short visit,' Francis told The Associated Press on Friday. 'It's a mother-daughter story.