Itas a boy for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
LOS ANGELES (AP) a" Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are parents of a newborn baby boy.
Richie says on her Web site that Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born early Wednesday. Sparrow, who weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, is the second child for Richie and Madden. Their daughter, Harlow, will be 2 in January.
Richie, 27, became a clothing and accessories designer after starring with Paris Hilton on aThe Simple Life.a Madden, 30, fronts the band Good Charlotte and runs the DCMA Collective clothing line with his twin brother, Benji.
Janet Jackson to open MTV Video Music Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) a" Janet Jackson will pay tribute to her late brother at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The network says Jackson will open the show with a musical tribute to Michael Jackson, who died on June 25.
Janet Jackson also honored her brother at the BET Awards in June, just days after his death.
The Video Music Awards will be presented Sunday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Teaching stint starts for Tony Danza in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) a" Class is officially in session for Tony Danza in Philadelphia.
The former aWhoas the Boss?a and aTaxia star is filming an A&E reality show called aTeach.a
Heas co-teaching an English class of 26 sophomores at Northeast High School with a credentialed teacher.
Danza spoke to parents at the school his first day Tuesday, reassuring them that heas qualified to teach because heas in the process of becoming certified and has spent months preparing.
He writes on his blog that he was scared his first day. He decorated his room with motivational sayings, including one that said: aNo moaning, no groaning.a
Keillor hospitalized after minor stroke
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) a" Humorist Garrison Keillor still plans to start his new season of aA Prairie Home Companiona as scheduled in just over two weeks, despite suffering a minor stroke.
Keillor had the stroke and was admitted to Saint Marys Hospital at Mayo Clinic, said Karl Oestreich, a spokesman for the Rochester, Minn. facility. He will remain there until Friday for tests aand upon his release will resume his schedule as previously planned,a Keillor spokesman David OaNeill said.
aHe is up and moving around, speaking sensibly, working at a laptop,a Oestreich said in a statement to The Associated Press.
OaNeill said in an e-mail that Keillor ais doing well and the family appreciates the warm wishes.a
In a statement, Keillor said he was afeeling illa on Monday morning and drove himself to United Hospital in St. Paul, where he lives.