Judge denies effort to halt Jackson auction

LOS ANGELES - A judge has denied an effort to stop the auction of items from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brett Klein denied efforts by Jackson's production company to have the items returned before the sale, which starts April 22.

Auctioneer Darren Julien and his attorney claimed victory after Friday's hearing, saying they do not expect other motions to stop the sale to succeed.

The lawyer for Jackson's company, Alan Gutman, said the ruling won't affect an upcoming motion seeking an injunction to stop the sale.

Man accused of stalking Jamie Foxx

PHILADELPHIA - Police say a man is in custody for trying to barge into actor Jamie Foxx's hotel penthouse in Philadelphia.

Investigators said 49-year-old William Brown first knocked on the door of Foxx's suite on March 20, claiming to be Beyonce's music producer.

Police said he tried to shove his way in but Foxx pushed him out and called security. The man was ejected again a few days later, but police were called when he returned on Tuesday.

Police said Brown is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail on stalking and other charges, pending a hearing Tuesday.

Demi Moore linked to Twitter intervention

NEW YORK - An online chain of posts involving Demi Moore apparently prompted police to go to the aid of a California woman who was having suicidal thoughts.

San Jose Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said the department received a phone call early Friday morning from a person in Dallas who was tipped off to a supposed suicide attempt through the social networking site Twitter.

Moore, a popular celebrity Twitterer, was involved in a discussion on the site that began when a user sent the actress what appeared to be suicidal notes.

Lopez said officers made immediate contact with a 48-year-old female resident of San Jose, Calif., and transferred her to a local hospital for 'psychiatric evaluation.'