Former Ledger lawyer, insurer spar over policy

LOS ANGELES - A former attorney for Heath Ledger is suing over a $10 million life insurance policy he claims has gone unpaid since the actor's death earlier this year.

Attorney John S. LaViolette sued Minnesota-based ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. in July, claiming the company is trying to avoid paying the claim to Ledger's 2-year-old daughter Matilda Rose.

The lawsuit doesn't mention Ledger or his daughter's name, but states that it is on behalf of a man who died of 'accidental causes on January 22, 2008.' That is the date the 28-year-old actor was found dead of an apparent accidental prescription drug overdose in New York City.

McCready to serve 60 days for probation violation

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Country singer Mindy McCready will surrender to authorities in Franklin, Tenn., on Tuesday to begin serving a 60-day sentence for violating her probation on a 2004 drug charge.

McCready's deal with Williamson County prosecutors was announced by her attorney.

The 32-year-old singer was charged in June with violating her probation by falsifying her community service records.

The Boss to play Super Bowl halftime

NEW YORK - Another Super Bowl, another rock 'n' roll superstar at halftime.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at the 2009 Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa, Fla., the NFL and NBC announced Sunday night.

Continuing a run of major talent that has lately included the Rolling Stones, U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the biggest television event in the nation will showcase one of its most beloved rock 'n' roll artists. The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 1 at Raymond James Stadium.