Rapper The Game begins serving jail sentence

LOS ANGELES - Playtime is over for The Game, who began serving a 60-day jail sentence for felony firearm possession.

The rapper turned himself in Sunday night at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The 28-year-old entertainer (real name: Jayceon Terrell Taylor) was convicted last month of possession of a firearm in a school zone. He was accused of pulling a gun on a player from an opposing team during a pickup game at a South Los Angeles school nearly a year ago.

Martin Sheen to receive medal from Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Activist-actor Martin Sheen will be honored by the University of Notre Dame with its Laetare Medal for his humanitarian work, the school announced Sunday.

Sheen, who starred as a U.S. president who was a Notre Dame graduate in NBC's 'The West Wing,' is to receive the medal at the school's May 18 commencement.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons endorses Obama for president

NEW YORK - Russell Simmons has been pushing young people to vote, but for a while there, it was looking as if the music industry heavyweight would have trouble casting his own ballot.

Not anymore.

The hip-hop mogul said Sunday he is endorsing Barack Obama for president, inspired by the diversity among the Illinois senator's supporters. Obama has built an unprecedented national movement of people from all ethnic, racial, political, social and economic backgrounds, Simmons said in a news release.

Drew Barrymore donates $1M to fight world hunger

CHICAGO - Drew Barrymore said Monday she is donating $1 million to help fight hunger.

She made the announcement on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' saying she would give the money to the World Food Program, a U.N. body that delivers millions of tons of food aid to more than 70 million people in about 80 countries.

- From wire reports