Paul McCartney gives charity concert in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine - Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and thunder Saturday night to see Paul McCartney perform a charity concert on Kiev's central Independence Square.

The outdoor show, the first in Ukraine for the former Beatle, was billed as the biggest concert ever in the former Soviet republic. It was broadcast live on national television and on giant screens in five cities.

After a half-hour delay because of the weather, McCartney, who turns 66 next week, came out on the stage and greeted the crowd in Ukrainian, before diving into the Beatles hit 'Drive My Car.'

Hastily called hearing held in Spears case

LOS ANGELES - An unscheduled hearing in the Britney Spears custody case Friday yielded no change in the arrangement between the pop star and ex-husband Kevin Federline.

The hearing was closed and all documents were ordered sealed until a hearing later this month. A court spokeswoman says no rulings were made.

Spears' attorney declined to comment after they concluded Friday. Mark Kaplan, an attorney representing Spears' husband, Kevin Federline, attended the hearing via speakerphone.

Jon Voight to play villain on '24' next season

NEW YORK - Jon Voight has been cast as the villain on the upcoming season of the Fox drama '24.'

The seventh season kicks off in January, though Voight will make his first appearance during a two-hour 'prequel' episode to air in November, Chris Alexander, a spokesman for the show, said Friday.

The 69-year-old actor's character will resurface in the second half of the regular season, Alexander said.

'I am thrilled and excited about being invited to be part of my favorite show '24,' Voight said in a statement Friday. 'I'm hoping to bring my very best to it.'

- From wire reports