Colbert in wax
WASHINGTON - Stephen Colbert is taking his place among the presidents at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington and will be featured in a new media gallery.
Colbert visited the museum Friday to unveil a wax figure created to represent him. The museum says Colbert donated his own clothes to dress the figure in a suit, tie, cuff links and lapel pin. Colbert wore an identical outfit.
The new figure will be the centerpiece of a new media gallery with a replica of "The Colbert Report" set where guests can sit next to Colbert's figure behind his fake news desk.
Designers from Madame Tussauds went to Colbert's New York studio in June to take more than 250 measurements and photographs of the Comedy Central star to create the wax figure.
Miley Cyrus restraining order
LOS ANGELES - A judge has granted Miley Cyrus a three-year civil restraining order against a man who was convicted last month of trespassing at her home in Los Angeles.
The stay-away order was granted Friday against Jason Luis Rivera by Superior Court Judge William D. Stewart.
The 40-year-old Rivera was convicted in October of trespassing at the singer's home and sentenced to 18 months in jail.
He is scheduled to be released in May. Authorities said at the time of Rivera's arrest in September that he was carrying scissors and ran into the wall of Cyrus' home as if trying to break in.
Rivera did not respond to Cyrus' petition.
Rare Robert Johnson record
PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh record store owner has found what he calls "the holy grail of 78s" in a box of old albums he picked up for $50.
Jerry Weber says he discovered a copy of the second song ever recorded by Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson, "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom."
Weber tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the record is in good shape. He pegs its value at $6,000 to $12,000.
Collector John Tefteller specializes in rare blues and jazz records and estimates there are perhaps 15 to 30 copies of the record in existence in that condition.
Johnson was a blues master who died in 1938 at age 27. His landmark recordings were reissued in the 1960s, influencing Eric Clapton and a host of other rock 'n' roll icons.
Sanctions in writer's divorce
JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has let stand sanctions against best-selling writer Nevada Barr for lying under oath about an extramarital affair and for destroying a computer believed to be used to write her then-husband a breakup letter.
Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas imposed the $11,000 in sanctions against Barr on April 12, 2011. Barr paid the sanctions in 2011.
Barr's ex-husband, Richard Broderick Jones, had appealed Thomas' sanctions order. He wanted the Supreme Court to use it to reopen the distribution of marital assets order in the earlier divorce suit. Jones claimed he had found additional money that Barr had hidden. Barr had denied she had hidden any funds.
Thomas had denied Jones' claims.
The Supreme Court on Thursday without comment let the sanctions stand as well as Thomas' ruling against Jones' claims.
Tennis stars on 'CSI'
NEW YORK - Retired tennis stars Chris Evert and Lindsay Davenport will guest star on an episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in January.
Evert, Davenport and Justin Gimelstob will play themselves in an episode of the CBS show about the death of a professional female tennis player.
Evert, a Hall of Famer, won 18 Grand Slam singles titles. Davenport won three, along with an Olympic gold medal. Gimelstob, a former top-ranked U.S. junior player, is now best known as a TV commentator.
Hank Azaria Sues Craig Bierko
NEW YORK - Hank Azaria, an actor on Fox television's "The Simpsons," is suing a fellow actor, Craig Bierko, over the rights to the voice of a fictional baseball announcer in an Internet comedy program.
Azaria said his character, named Jim Brockmire, appeared in a video for the Web show "Funny or Die." He also said his plans to develop a movie based on the announcer have been "significantly impeded" by Bierko's claim to rights, according to a filing dated Nov. 14 in federal court in Los Angeles.
Bierko, who appeared in the 2012 movie "The Three Stooges," also created the voice of an announcer, Azaria said in the complaint. After the "Funny or Die" video appeared, Bierko demanded that Azaria stop using the announcer's voice, according to the complaint.
Grohl to give SXSW speech
AUSTIN, Texas - Dave Grohl may be taking a break from his band, but with the addition of an appearance at South By Southwest next spring 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year nonetheless.
The often eloquent Foo Fighters frontman has signed on to give the keynote speech at the 2013 South By Southwest Music Conference on March 14 in Austin, Texas.
He's also working on his Sound City documentary and new Queens Of The Stone Age material with Josh Homme. Both are expected next year as well.
Grohl announced earlier this fall that his Grammy-winning Foo Fighters had no immediate plans to record or tour and that his immediate focus was Sound City, his documentary about the famed Los Angeles studio.