Springsteen, Joel team up for Obama

WASHINGTON - Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel are teaming up for their first joint concert to benefit Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Obama plans to attend the concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Oct. 16, the day after Obama's final debate with Republican John McCain at Hofstra University, located several miles outside the city in Hempstead, N.Y.

Seeing the two superstars together won't come cheap. Tickets start at $500 and range up to $10,000.

Publicist says Janet Jackson is hospitalized

NEW YORK - A representative for Janet Jackson said the singer has been hospitalized after falling ill shortly before a concert.

According to a statement released by W&W Public Relations, the singer canceled her concert in Montreal on Monday after she 'got suddenly ill' during her sound check and had to be rushed to the hospital just before show time.

The statement said Jackson is being monitored at the hospital and hopes to reschedule the show. No further information was given about Jackson's condition.

Merv Griffin's company sues Ed McMahon

LOS ANGELES - Court documents show a company founded by Merv Griffin is suing Ed McMahon for a $100,000 loan it claims has gone unpaid.

The Griffin Group Inc. claims it loaned the money to McMahon, Johnny Carson's sidekick on the 'Tonight' show, in 2005. The company filed the suit on Thursday and states that none of the loan has been repaid.

McMahon's publicist didn't directly address the lawsuit, instead asking, 'Anybody wanna buy a nice house in The Summit?'

The quote is an allusion to McMahon's hilltop home, which is facing foreclosure. The former pitchman also faces numerous other lawsuits filed on behalf of creditors.

- From wire reports