Sean Stewart settles case

LOS ANGELES - A case against Rod Stewart's son over a brawl at a Hollywood nightclub has been resolved.

Seal Bral, an attorney for the man who sued Sean Stewart in 2007, said the parties reached a settlement after undergoing private mediation. A Los Angeles court dismissed the case on Tuesday.

Daniel Refoua sued Stewart over a fight at a nightclub in 2006 he said left him with a broken nose and other injuries.

'Dancing' star Hough won't return in 2009

NEW YORK - Julianne Hough said she's not returning to 'Dancing With the Stars' next season.

In an interview on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, the 20-year-old professional dancer said she needed time to concentrate on her country music career.

Hough, who's nabbed two titles in four seasons on ABC's popular dance competition, said Thursday: 'I really, really want to focus on the music and, you know, kind of be taken seriously a little bit.'

The Utah native and her celebrity partner, Cody Linley, were eliminated from the show Tuesday night.

Hill fulfills dream with Christmas special, CD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Faith Hill finally has that Christmas gift she's always wanted.

She performed her favorite holiday songs with a 31-piece orchestra, nine-member choir and an elaborate stage set for a new PBS special.

'It has always been a dream of mine, both as a little girl and as a performer,' Hill said in an e-mail of the performance, which was taped for an installment of the Public Broadcasting Service's popular 'Soundstage' series.

Hill taped the show, an exclusive performance of her new 'Joy to the World' CD, this fall at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago before an audience of about 3,000.

PBS will begin airing the program Thanksgiving week and repeat it through December.