Brolin, Lane divorcing
NEW YORK - Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are divorcing after eight years of marriage.
A representative for the couple confirmed the split Thursday. Brolin and Lane were married in 2004 in the second marriage for both.
They don't have any children together.
Lane was previously married to Christopher Lambert. They divorced in 1994 and have a 19-year-old daughter. Brolin was previously married to Alice Adair. They also divorced in 1994 and have two children: an 18-year-old daughter and a 24-year-old son.
Lane received an Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2002 film "Unfaithful" and co-stars in the upcoming Superman film "Man of Steel."
Brolin was Oscar-nominated for his performance in 2008's "Milk" and starred in the recently released "Gangster Squad."
'Born To Run' house sale
LONG BRANCH - For about $350,000, someone can buy a slice of music history.
The two-bedroom cottage where Bruce Springsteen wrote the classic rock anthem "Born To Run" is for sale.
Real estate agent Susan McLaughlin says tourists stop by the house "all the time."
The five-room residence has three owners. If a buyer thinks the asking price is too steep, there's another option: McLaughlin tells the newspaper that two of the owners would consider keeping their shares and selling only a one-third stake. A price for that hasn't been set.
Springsteen rented the cottage in 1974 and '75 when he wrote the music for his seminal "Born To Run" album, which features the title song, plus "Jungleland" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out."
New 'Talent' judge
NEW YORK - NBC says former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is joining the judges' panel of "America's Got Talent."
Brown, also known as Scary Spice during her time with the 1990s pop group, will take her seat alongside Howie Mandel and Howard Stern when the variety competition show returns for its eighth season this summer on NBC.
Brown was previously a contestant on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." In 2010, she starred with her family in a reality series for The Style Network.
She recently completed a two-season run as judge on the Australian edition of "The X Factor" and for one season was co-host of the Australian "Dancing With the Stars."
Lady Gaga hip surgery
NEW YORK - Lady Gaga says she's had surgery to fix her hip.
The 26-year-old singer posted on her blog late Wednesday that she had hip surgery and it "happened so fast." She canceled her "Born This Way Ball" tour last week.
She thanked her fans in the post, saying they gave her "a lot of strength." Lady Gaga said that as she was wheeled to surgery, she reflected on her fans. She wrote: "Sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me. I wonder how it's even possible."
Lady Gaga canceled more than 20 dates on the remainder of her tour, which began last April. She originally postponed four dates last week after experiencing difficulties during her concert in Montreal. She explained to fans on Twitter that she'd hurt herself while performing some time ago.
Cee Lo postpones arrival
LAS VEGAS - Singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green postponed a grand arrival to his semi-permanent Las Vegas show after a deadly shooting and car crash shut down much of the tourist corridor.
Officials with the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino said they're working to reschedule the event, which was set for Thursday night.
A car-to-car shooting at a busy Las Vegas intersection prompted a multi-vehicle crash early Thursday morning. Three people died, several were injured, and the street was taped off for the investigation.
A suspect vehicle fled the scene and remains at large.
The "Cee Lo Green Presents Loberace" show is scheduled to start Wednesday and run for 28 shows.
Green is a coach on "The Voice." He's also one-half of the duo Gnarls Barkley, which produced the 2006 hit "Crazy."
Axl Rose case dimissed
LOS ANGELES - A judge has dismissed Axl Rose's lawsuit that Activision Blizzard Inc. violated an agreement with him not to feature Slash in a video game.
Court records show a Los Angeles Superior Court judge agreed with Activision attorneys that there was no agreement between Rose and the gaming company to prevent Slash's appearance in "Guitar Hero III."
A judgment in Activision's favor was entered Wednesday.
Rose sued Activision in November 2010 seeking $20 million in damages from the company. He claimed he allowed Activision to use the song "Welcome to the Jungle" in the game on the condition that Slash and his band, Velvet Revolver, not appear in the game.
The suit said Rose has been trying to distance Guns N' Roses from Slash since he left the band in 1996.
Rachael Ray at SXSW
NEW YORK - Rachael Ray is multitasking.
The author and Emmy-winning chef is getting ready for next month's South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, where she again will be hosting all-day music performances, with more than a dozen bands. One of those bands, The Cringe, is led by her husband, John Cusimano.
The food, of course, will be provided by Ray.
"It's like my Christmas," Ray said. "It's a marriage of my love for music and my love for food, in a city that I love."
On Thursday, she also announced the first two releases on her Rachael Ray Books imprint with Atria Books. The books, both out this fall, are Heather Bertinetti's "Fake and Bake" and Associated Press food editor J.M. Hirsch's "Beating the Lunch Box Blues." Atria is an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
"I like supporting people who believe that the quality of life doesn't have anything to do with how much money you have in the bank," she said. "Everybody should be able to afford great food, and that's what I want the imprint to be about."
Michael Jackson show
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas is combining its love of mega pop-stars and over-the-top theatrics for a new Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show opening this summer.
Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre announced Thursday that the company's newest show will be called "Michael Jackson ONE." The show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip will start preview performances on May 23. It will officially premiere on June 29.
The show is the second collaboration between the acrobatic company and Jackson's estate. The first production was the traveling show, "Michael Jackson: Immortal World Tour."
The title is intended to evoke a central paradox of the king of pop's multifaceted persona and changing musical styles.
Ja Rule leaves prison
ALBANY, N.Y. - Platinum-selling rapper Ja Rule has left an upstate New York prison after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession. But he is headed straight into federal custody in a tax case.
U.S. marshals escorted the 36-year-old musician out of Mid-State Correctional Facility at 9:30 a.m. He was being held at the Oneida County Jail in central New York as he awaited word from the Federal Bureau of Prisons about where he'll serve time in the tax case.
The rapper, who had been in protective custody because of his celebrity, has some time remaining on a 28-month sentence for tax evasion.
His lawyer says Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, may have less than six months left and may be eligible for a halfway house.