Hearing in Anna Nicole Smith case under way

LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors began presenting testimony Tuesday to a judge in the preliminary hearing of a criminal case stemming from the drug-overdose death of celebrity model Anna Nicole Smith.

Smith's former lawyer-boyfriend Howard K. Stern and two doctors arrived early at court to hear what evidence prosecutors have of a conspiracy to illegally provide Smith with controlled substances.

Stern, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristina Eroshevich have pleaded not guilty.

Underwood to host variety special on Fox

NEW YORK - The Fox network said Carrie Underwood will host a two-hour variety special tentatively titled, 'Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special,' to air Dec. 7.

The network said Underwood will perform new music from her upcoming album, previous hits and holiday classics. Musical guests will include Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and David Cook.

Heidi Klum gives birth to daughter

BERLIN - German-born model Heidi Klum has given birth to a daughter, Lou Sulola Samuel - her fourth child.

Klum, who is married to Grammy-winning singer Seal, said on her Web site that the baby was born on Friday.

In the message posted Tuesday, Klum said: 'She is beautiful beyond words and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years.'

Jon and Kate in court for divorce battle

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Estranged reality couple Jon and Kate Gosselin are back in court over their acrimonious split.

The stars of 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' appeared briefly in court Tuesday.