Publicist says Josh Hartnett released from LA hospital

LOS ANGELES - A publicist said actor Josh Hartnett has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after recovering from gastrointestinal problems.

Publicist Susan Patricola said Friday that the 30-year-old Hartnett was released earlier this week after undergoing tests to determine the cause. He had been transported Monday to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Metallica inducted into Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND - Metallica, a heavy-metal machine whose menacing sound has inspired headbangers for nearly three decades, is detouring from its latest world tour for its biggest gig yet.

Twenty-eight years after forming and having survived some of the darkness found in their raging music, the San Francisco-based band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Metallica will be inducted along with rap pioneers Run-DMC, virtuoso guitarist Jeff Beck, soul singer Bobby Womack and rhythm and blues vocal group Little Anthony and the Imperials. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson will be inducted as an early influence. Drummer DJ Fontana and the late bassist Bill Black - both of Elvis Presley's backup band - and keyboardist Spooner Oldham will enter in the sidemen category.

Madonna prepares party in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi - Madonna is apparently throwing a party in Malawi in a bid to swallow her disappointment that a judge rejected her application to adopt a young orphan.

Traditional dancers have arrived at the luxury lodge where the pop diva is staying, as well as government officials and members of staff of her Raising Malawi charity.

Amid strict security, there was no immediate confirmation on whether it was a farewell party.

Her lawyer has said she will appeal against Friday's judgment.