Walters refuses to debate with Star Jones

WASHINGTON - Barbara Walters said she refuses to engage in a debate with Star Jones, who accused her of revealing a past affair with a senator just to sell books.

Walters said despite the public rift, she prefers to hold onto the good times the former co-hosts shared on 'The View.'

'Star is going through a very difficult time right now, and I'm going to have very happy memories of how wonderful she was on the program,' Walters told AP Radio on Friday. 'I don't want to add to her difficulties.'

Jones is going through a divorce from banker Al Reynolds, whom she married in 2004.

Hogan's son to serve 8 months for car crash

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The 17-year-old son of wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan was sentenced to eight months in jail Friday after he pleaded no contest to causing a crash that seriously injured his best friend.

Nick Bollea was immediately led out of court to begin his sentence. He cast a quick backward glance at his family, then his tie and belt were removed before he was taken to the jail next door.

The judge also ordered Bollea to serve five years of probation and surrender his driving privileges for three years.

The family of John Graziano, who was critically hurt in the August crash, asked the judge to impose a sentence of up to a year in jail, well short of the five years Nick Bollea could have received.

Toni Braxton's Vegas show pushed back until June 6

LAS VEGAS - Toni Braxton's return to the stage on the Las Vegas strip has been pushed back for at least another month.

A spokeswoman for Harrah's Entertainment said the target date to resume 'Toni Braxton: Revealed' at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel is now June 6.

Braxton's show has been dark since the singer was hospitalized overnight for chest pain April 7.

The spokeswoman said she can't comment about Braxton's medical condition. The 40-year-old entertainer has been treated in the past for pericarditis, a viral inflammation of the heart.

- From wire reports