Jessica Simpson's baby

NEW YORK - Jessica Simpson is a new mom.

Simpson gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday, said publicist Lauren Auslander.

Maxwell weighed 9 lbs. 13 ounces.

It's the first child for 31-year-old Simpson and her 32-year-old fiance Eric Johnson, a former NFL player.

"We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received," Simpson said in a statement on her website. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!"

Fieri's Lamborghini stolen

SAN FRANCISCO - A celebrity chef's Lamborghini sports car has been recovered from a teenager's storage container a little more than a year after it was reported stolen from a San Francisco exotic car dealership.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that Marin County sheriff's investigators found Guy Fieri's bright yellow Spyder convertible in the city of Richmond while looking into the 17-year-old boy's connection to a shooting in Mill Valley.

The teen was arrested Saturday in the shooting and for being in possession of a stolen car.

Fieri thanked officers for cracking the case, saying he felt better knowing justice is being served.

Fieri drives around the country in a 1967 Camaro convertible checking out greasy spoons as star of the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."

'Octomom' bankruptcy

SANTA ANA, Calif. - "Octomom" Nadya Suleman has filed for bankruptcy, saying in a court filing that she has as much as $1 million in debt.

Suleman wants a fresh start and said in a statement that filing for bankruptcy Monday is what's best for her children, according to the Orange County Register.

"I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman said.

The La Habra mother of 14 reports up to $50,000 in assets in federal court filings, which means she owes more than 20 times her net worth.

Suleman is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means a court-appointed trustee would liquidate her assets to pay off creditors before she is discharged from most of her debts.

Among others, Suleman owes money to her father, the city's water department, DirecTV and Whittier Christian School, where at least some of her children are students.

Bobby Vee illness

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed last year.

Vee was catapulted to stardom after the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP "Big Bopper" Richardson in a 1959 plane crash en route to Moorhead, Minn. Vee and his friends filled in for the trio at the Moorhead performance and soon after that he recorded his first single, "Suzie Baby," for Soma Records in Minneapolis.

Martin Lawrence divorce

LOS ANGELES - Court records show Martin Lawrence has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly two years.

The actor-comedian cited irreconcilable differences in his filing Wednesday. He and Shamicka Lawrence married in July 2010.

The couple dated for years and have two daughters together, ages 9 and 11. The 47-year-old star of "Big Momma's House" and the sitcom "Martin" is seeking joint custody of the children.

The filings state the couple separated last week and they have a prenuptial agreement.

The divorce was first reported Monday by celebrity website TMZ.

Hogan ends tax battle

SYDNEY - "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan has resolved his seven-year battle with Australian tax authorities over alleged unpaid taxes dating back to his first international hit movie in the 1980s.

Hogan and his friend and producer John Cornell said through their lawyer, Andrew Robinson, on Monday that the pair had reached a settlement with tax authorities to resolve more than 150 million Australian dollars ($156 million) in alleged unpaid taxes and penalties.

Tax officials barred the Australian actor from returning to his Los Angeles home for two weeks over the matter in 2010 when he returned to Sydney for his mother's funeral. Hogan's lawyers eventually secured a deal that allowed him to leave Australia.

The 72-year-old comedic actor became an international star with the 1986 movie "Crocodile Dundee."

'Shaft' guitarist dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Charles "Skip" Pitts, the longtime Memphis guitar player whose distinctive riffs helped define soul and make Isaac Hayes' "Shaft" theme cool, has died. He was 65.

Pitts is responsible for the unforgettable wah-wah guitar sound on Hayes' "Theme from Shaft," the '70s Blaxploitation film that remains a memorable moment in American popular culture - mostly due to the enduring popularity of the song.

Tim Sampson, communication director with the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis, says Pitts died Tuesday after a long struggle with cancer.

Schooled by neighbor Bo Diddley while growing up in Washington, D.C., Pitts had a long, historic run in Memphis. He played with Hayes for nearly four decades, worked as a session musician for Stax Records and logged time with many significant soul acts.