Mayweather freed from jail
LAS VEGAS — Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was freed from a jail in Las Vegas after posting bail on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.
The 33-year-old Mayweather said nothing as he left the Clark County jail Friday after surrendering for booking on a grand larceny charge. Bail was $3,000.
Mayweather’s lawyer, Richard Wright, said the charge stems from an allegation that Mayweather took an iPhone from Josie Harris, his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children.
Harris made a police complaint and sought a protection order Thursday from a Family Court judge.
She claims Mayweather hit her during a confrontation at her home in Las Vegas.
Wright denies Mayweather committed any crime.
Lady Gaga, producer pull dueling suits
NEW YORK — They may have had a bad romance, but now there’s an amicable professional split between Lady Gaga and a music producer who said she ditched him as both a collaborator and a boyfriend after he helped launch her career.
Court papers filed this week show the Grammy Award-winning ‘‘Bad Romance’’ singer and songwriter-producer Rob Fusari agreed to dismiss the lawsuits each filed against the other in March.
He’d sought $30.5 million, but it’s unclear whether they made any monetary deal. Lawyers for both sides and a Gaga spokesman didn’t immediately respond to phone and e-mail messages Friday.
Fusari had said the pop-meets-performance-art sensation shoehorned him out of her lucrative career after he co-wrote such Gaga hits as ‘‘Paparazzi’’ and ‘‘Beautiful, Dirty, Rich,’’ came up with her stage name and helped get her record deal.
Ferguson to star in reality series in 2011
NEW YORK — Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson is coming to the Oprah Winfrey Network next year.
The network announced Friday that Ferguson will star in a six-part reality series called ‘‘Finding Sarah.’’