VMAs consider Britney again

LOS ANGELES - MTV isn't ruling out giving viewers more Britney Spears at this year's Video Music Awards.

'Everyone deserves a second or third chance, right?' Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music Group, playfully told The Associated Press during a telephone interview Friday. When asked if he was just joking, Toffler said 'sorta.'

'Who knows?' he said.

Spears' out-of-it 'Gimme More' comeback performance during last year's MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas was one of the most-talked televised moments of 2007.

Studdard ready to say 'I do'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Former 'American Idol' Ruben Studdard is getting ready for a weekend wedding in his home state of Alabama.

Studdard, nicknamed the 'Velvet Teddy Bear' on 'Idol' for his big frame and sonorous voice, will marry Surata Zuri McCants, his girlfriend of two years, at the Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook on Saturday.

He met his bride-to-be during a CD-signing at a Wal-Mart store in Atlanta in October 2006. The 29-year-old singer says he was struck by McCants' beauty and later tracked her down in the toy department and asked for her telephone number.

Studdard is set to release a new album later this year.

Loren wants Naples cleaned

ROME - Sophia Loren is imploring people to clear the garbage off the streets of her beloved Naples.

'I beg you, with my hands clasped in prayer, to multiply efforts to remedy to this tragedy,' Loren was quoted as saying by the Italian daily La Repubblica on Friday.

Loren said that seeing footage of the streets of Naples and the surrounding Campania region littered by piles of trash moves her to tears.

'I look at this tragedy with deep anguish in my heart,' the paper quoted Loren as saying.