Paris Hilton to make appearance on NBC's 'Earl'

NEW YORK - NBC is pumping up the return of 'My Name is Earl' with a guest shot by Paris Hilton.

Hilton appears as herself in a dream sequence. Earl has been knocked unconscious and various things from his life and imagination are bleeding into his fevered mind.

Her appearance will come in the one-hour episode on April 3, NBC said.

Judge makes Anna Nicole's child her sole heir

LOS ANGELES - Anna Nicole Smith's daughter will inherit her late mother's estate.

A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday not only made 18-month-old Dannielynn Hope the sole heir, but also set up a trust in the girl's name.

Her father, Larry Birkhead, and Smith's executor, Howard K. Stern, will be co-trustees.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff granted a petition filed by Stern, who wanted to clarify Smith's intentions toward her daughter. Smith drafted a will in 2001 - five years before the child was born - that left her estate to her then-only child, Daniel.

Actress Bai Lingsays shoplifting charge at airport was a mistake

LOS ANGELES - Bai Ling says she made an 'innocent mistake' when she allegedly took a pack of batteries and two tabloid magazines at Los Angeles International Airport without paying for them.

In a message posted on her blog hours after she was charged with petty theft on Monday, the Chinese actress said she's 'relieved' that prosecutors decided not to pursue a more serious misdemeanor count against her.

Jeri Ryan gives birth to daughter

LOS ANGELES - Jeri Ryan and her husband, French chef Christophe Eme, have a new family member.

The 40-year-old actress gave birth Sunday to daughter Gisele in Los Angeles, her publicist David Lust announced.

'Both parents are thrilled. Jeri is resting comfortably and Christophe is playing the part of proud new papa quite well,' Lust said.

The baby, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces, is the couple's first.

- From wire reports