0

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: No decision on Sheen charge likely until Feb.

No decision on Sheen charge likely until Feb.

ASPEN, Colo. — Prosecutors say they probably won't decide until February whether to file charges against actor Charlie Sheen in an alleged domestic violence case in Aspen.

Sheen was arrested Christmas Day on suspicion of menacing, second-degree assault and criminal mischief. Authorities haven't identified the alleged victim.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin said Monday the menacing charge is the most serious, usually carrying a sentence of two to eight years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000.

Tyra Banks says she's ending show

NEW YORK — Tyra Banks is pulling the plug on her talk show.

The former model says the syndicated ‘‘The Tyra Show'' will end after its fifth season. Banks says she's sticking with the reality show ‘‘America's Next Top Model'' and is forming a new production studio with plans to make movies. She also promised new digital projects, but wouldn't give details.

In a statement on her Web site, Banks also paid tribute to talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, who's ending her talk show in 2011.

About her own show, Banks told fans: ‘‘I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years.''

Ex-bandmate settles suit with Marilyn Manson

LOS ANGELES — A contentious lawsuit between Marilyn Manson and former bandmate Stephen Bier has been settled without the multimillion judgment the keyboardist initially sought, court records show.

An agreement calls for attorneys representing former Bier to be paid $380,000. Manson's insurance company will pay $175,000 while the rest will be paid by Bier's former business managers, Manson's attorney Howard King said.

Bier sued the shock rocker for $20 million in 2007, claiming the singer kept money from him and spent it to furnish a lavish lifestyle buying Nazi memorabilia, an engagement ring and other exotic goods.