Calif. pageant eyes Prejean for violations

SAN FRANCISCO - The directors of the Miss California USA pageant are looking into whether title holder Carrie Prejean violated her contract by working with a national group opposed to gay marriage and by posing semi-nude when she was a teenage model.

Pageant spokesman Roger Neal said Tuesday that it appears Prejean has run afoul of the contract that all prospective contestants were required to sign before competing.

The detailed document prohibits the titular Miss California from making personal appearances, giving interviews or making commercials without permission.

Book: Kennedy ended Senate bid for children

ALBANY, N.Y. - A new book paints a picture of an intense, angry Caroline Kennedy bent on extending her family's legacy in the U.S. Senate only to end her quest when her kids no longer recognized their mother.

The book is by Edward Klein, a best-seller who's been accused of using hearsay in biographies.

The book states Caroline Kennedy told New York Gov. David Paterson she was withdrawing from consideration for the Senate seat because her family felt she was becoming a different person.

Paisley: Wife dreamed up name of son

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star Brad Paisley has found inspiration for songs in some unexpected places. So why not the name of his child?

While a guest on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" on Saturday, Paisley told host Garrison Keillor that his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, dreamed they had a boy named Jasper.

So, when their son was born April 17, they named him Jasper Warren Paisley.

The baby's middle name comes from Paisley's grandfather, who gave Brad his first guitar.