Reeves to race in Grand Prix
LOS ANGELES - Keanu Reeves, start your engine.
Reeves will get behind the wheel of a race car to compete in the 35th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach's Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
The 10-lap race for charity will be held on a closed 1.97-mile street circuit in downtown Long Beach, Calif., on April 18.
Other celebrity racers include Luke Wilson, Adrien Brody, Tim Daly, Raven-Symone, Jon Hamm, Tyson Beckford, Alex Trebek, Eric Close, Mary Lynn Rajskub and professional skateboarder Danny Way.
Coolio charged with cocaine possession
LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors in Los Angeles said Coolio was charged with cocaine possession Tuesday.
The 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, was also charged with battery stemming from his Friday arrest at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities said he grabbed a screener's arm to prevent a luggage search that turned up the drugs.
Ivey was charged with one felony count of possession, and one misdemeanor count each of battery and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on $10,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment April 3.
'Idol' chooses G-rated line for 13th singer
NEW YORK - If you want a good time, vote for 'American Idol.'
The Fox TV show - which has 13 finalists this season instead of the usual dozen - had to choose another voting line besides 1-866-IDOLS-13 because that number is owned by a phone sex operation.
Ryan Seacrest dialed the number on his radio show Tuesday morning. Bemused and appalled, the 'American Idol' host said it's as if the show 'tried to script some kind of joke.'
Seacrest got producer Megan Michaels on the line, and she explained that Tuesday's show would unveil a special G-rated number for the 13th performer.