Restraining orders extended in Spears case

LOS ANGELES - A judge has extended restraining orders against three people, including Britney Spears' former manager and an ex-boyfriend, in order to hear more testimony in the case.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva K. Bobb continued the hearing Wednesday until April 1, when attorneys for Spears' father plan to offer more witnesses about why lengthy restraining orders are necessary.

The lawyers are seeking orders against Spears' former manager Osama 'Sam' Lutfi, her ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib and attorney John Eardley. The attorneys contend the three conspired to break up the conservatorship and that Lutfi repeatedly tried to reach Spears.

Schwarzenegger to play himself in Stallone movie

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Art will imitate life when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spends a few hours playing himself later this year in a movie by Sylvester Stallone.

Stallone's publicist, Sheryl Main, revealed more details Tuesday of Schwarzenegger's rare big-screen appearance. The governor said he has done just three cameos for friends since becoming governor in 2003.

Shooting on the film, "The Expendables,' will begin March 28 in Brazil and move to New Orleans for two months. Main said the governor will shoot his scene in Los Angeles.

His role will be a familiar one: California governor.

Stallone writes, directs and stars in the movie, a film about a group of mercenaries trying to overthrow a South American dictator. It also stars Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker.

Barenaked Ladies singer leaves band

TORONTO - Singer-guitarist Steven Page has left the Barenaked Ladies.

The news comes several months after drug charges against Page were dropped in the U.S. His arrest came after the band, known for its clean-cut image and whimsical lyrics, released an album of children's songs titled 'Snacktime.'

The band's Web site said Wednesday that Page will pursue solo projects, including theatrical opportunities.