Combs settles lawsuit with man who says mogul punched him

LOS ANGELES - Sean 'Diddy' Combs has settled a lawsuit brought by a man who claims the rapper-entertainment mogul punched him after a post-Oscar party outside a Hollywood hotel.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed in court papers posted Monday on the celebrity Web site TMZ.com.

After-hours calls to attorneys for both sides weren't immediately returned.

Hulk Hogan is sued over son's Fla. car crash

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Hulk Hogan is being sued by the man who was critically injured in a car crash involving the wrestler's son.

John Graziano's attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday in Clearwater against Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea. The lawsuit says he and his estranged wife, Linda, are liable as the parents of 17-year-old Nick Bollea.

Graziano was a passenger in Nick Bollea's Toyota Supra when Bollea lost control and crashed into a tree on a downtown Clearwater street Aug. 26.

Smashing Pumpkins sue Virgin Records

LOS ANGELES - The Smashing Pumpkins are suing Virgin Records, saying the record label has illegally used their name and music in promotional deals that hurt the band's credibility with fans.

In a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the rockers said they have 'worked hard for over two decades to accumulate a considerable amount of goodwill in the eyes of the public,' and that Virgin's use of the band in a 'Pepsi Stuff' promotion with Amazon.com and Pepsi Co. threatens their reputation for 'artistic integrity.'

- From wire reports