PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Cyrus auctions items for Haiti

Cyrus auctions items for Haiti

NEW YORK -- Miley Cyrus has organized an online auction to benefit the relief effort in Haiti, and Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres, Julianne Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Lovato and others will donate items and experiences.

Cyrus is donating several items, including the Herve Leger dress she wore to the 2010 Grammy Awards. Fans can also bid on Spears' 2008 MTV Video Music Awards dress, a set visit to Jackman's new film, Lovato's tour wardrobe and other items.

The auction runs from 10 p.m. on Monday through 10 p.m. on Feb. 18. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

Gary Coleman pleads guilty

SALT LAKE CITY -- Former child television star Gary Coleman has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge related to a domestic violence incident last April in Utah.

In a deal with the prosecutor, Coleman entered the plea at a hearing Monday, his 42nd birthday, in Santaquin.

Court clerk Jane Swan said the original charge of domestic violence assault was dropped.

Judge Sharla Williams sentenced Coleman to 311/2 days in jail. The ''Diff'rent Strokes'' star will serve the time only if he fails to complete a domestic violence course and pay a $595 fine.

Jackson doctor finally charged

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's doctor was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter, capping an exhaustive investigation into the pop star's stunning death last summer and setting up the prospect of another sensational celebrity courtroom drama.

Dr. Conrad Murray, a cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25 at his rented Los Angeles mansion, is accused of acting ''unlawfully and without malice'' in bringing about Jackson's death, according to a complaint filed by prosecutors.

-- From wire reports