New Jackson song to be released Oct. 12
NEW YORK - The first posthumous release of a new Michael Jackson song, 'This Is It,' is scheduled for Oct. 12.
Sony Music Entertainment offered few details about the song, except to say it includes backing vocals by Jackson's brothers. Two weeks later, Sony is releasing a two-disc set to coincide with the movie that shows scenes of Jackson rehearsing for his series of London concerts. Jackson died before publicly stepping back on stage.
The album includes some of Jackson's greatest hits as they appeared on previous albums. The second disc features previously unreleased versions of Jackson songs and a spoken-word poem from Jackson called 'Planet Earth.'
Ellen Pompeo gives birth to daughter Stella
NEW YORK - 'Grey's Anatomy' star Ellen Pompeo has given birth to a daughter.
Pompeo's representative, Amanda Silverman, said Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery was born Sept. 15. No other details are available.
She is the first child for Pompeo and her record producer-husband, Chris Ivery.
The couple tied the knot in 2007 after three years of dating.
The 39-year-old actress plays Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC series.
Plea deal ends 'Girls Gone Wild' founder tax case
LOS ANGELES - Court records show Joe Francis has agreed to plead guilty to filing false tax returns and will avoid further jail time.
Records filed Wednesday in Los Angeles show the 'Girls Gone Wild' founder will plead guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of bribing Nevada jail workers in exchange for food.
The plea agreement states Francis will pay $250,000 in restitution and receive credit for jail time served. Francis was indicted by a federal grand jury on tax evasion charges in 2007 and has spent 301 days in jail.
He was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday afternoon. A trial had been scheduled for October.