SVU's Hargitay in hospital for collapsed lung

NEW YORK - Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay is in the hospital.

The star of NBC's 'Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit' was hospitalized on Wednesday after feeling discomfort from a partially collapsed lung. She was undergoing tests.

Hargitay has been ailing since at least mid-January, when producers announced that she had a partially collapsed lung. Her spokeswoman, Leslie Sloane, said the actress 'expects to be feeling better soon' and that production of the show will not be affected.

Hargitay, 45, won an Emmy last year for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on 'Law & Order: SVU.'

Taylor donates $100,000 to school program

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Elizabeth Taylor has expanded her philanthropy with a $100,000 donation to the Alliance for Christian Education.

The 77-year-old Oscar-winning actress said she was inspired by President Barack Obama's call for Americans to 'reach across the aisle' of political and ideological divide.

For decades, Taylor's philanthropy has focused on HIV/AIDS.

In a statement, Taylor - who is Jewish - says she chose to underwrite the Christian-initiated education effort 'because our new president challenged us to break down barriers that divide us.'

The donation to the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based organization will help fund the alliance's pilot program for global outreach and the Providence Hall Christian high school.

Drug charges dropped against rapper Lil Wayne

ATLANTA - A judge in Atlanta has dismissed felony drug charges against rapper Lil Wayne.

The Grammy-award winning rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was arrested in August 2006 at a hotel. Atlanta police said they found unmarked bottles containing hydrocodone and a generic form of Xanax, along with a small amount of marijuana.

On Tuesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson granted the rapper's request to suppress on the basis of an illegal search. Carter's attorney, William Head, said his client wasn't staying in the room where the arrest was made.