PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Korn urges BP boycott with tour buses

Korn urges BP boycott with tour buses

NEW YORK -- Korn's Jonathan Davis is urging artists to boycott troubled oil giant BP over the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a statement issued Friday, the rock singer says he has gathered a coalition of artists, including Lady Gaga, Creed and the Backstreet Boys, and they have agreed not to use fuel sold by BP or their affiliates on their tours this year.

Stars including Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Seacrest are set to appear Monday on CNN's two-hour telethon, ''Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help.'' Larry King is scheduled to host.

No funeral after cremation of Coleman's remains

SALT LAKE CITY -- The dispute over Gary Coleman's estate wages on, but the court-appointed attorney overseeing the late actor's belonging says one thing is certain: he did not want his death memorialized with any fanfare.

So after Coleman's remains were finally cremated Thursday at a suburban Salt Lake City mortuary -- after nearly three weeks of limbo caused by legal wrangling -- there was no funeral, no wake, no ceremony of any kind.

''The proceeding was conducted in accordance with Mr. Coleman's desires as expressed in his will,'' attorney Robert Jeffs said in a brief statement.

Christie's to auction rare Faulkner collection

OXFORD, Miss. -- A rare auction of signed William Faulkner books and personal items has drawn international interest, but few on the town square of the author's hometown were aware of the bidding set for Tuesday at Christie's in New York.

The auction could be the last chance to acquire such a large collection of the Nobel Prize-winning author's work, said Louis Daniel Brodsky, a poet and Faulkner scholar, who lives in St. Louis.

Brodsky, who donated his own private collection to the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, said he once owned the extremely rare copy of Faulkner's first novel, ''Soldier's Pay,'' in a dust jacket that's part of the lot up for auction.