Knox book, interview unchanged
SEATTLE - Amanda Knox's memoir and interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer will go on as planned, despite an Italian court overturning her 2011 murder acquittal.
Italy's highest criminal court ordered a whole new trial for Knox, above, and former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on Tuesday, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.
Spokesman David Ford says an ABC News Primetime Special scheduled to air April 30 is moving forward as planned. It will be the first in-depth interview Knox has given since returning to Seattle.
Knox also has a memoir - "Waiting to Be Heard" - due out on the same day as her television interview.
HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis says the book plans have not changed.
Judge Judy's son embroiled in rape case
SOUTHEAST, N.Y. - A suburban district attorney who is the son of TV's "Judge Judy" is being accused of interfering in a child rape case in which the suspect is his personal trainer.
Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy has recused himself. But the local sheriff says Levy is still trying to influence, and perhaps undermine, the investigation.
Levy says he has acted properly and the sheriff's allegations are unfounded.
The two politicians also have argued over whether the suspect lived with Levy and whether Levy's recusal was his own idea.
The rape case is being prosecuted by the district attorney from neighboring Westchester County. A spokesman would not say whether Levy would be questioned.
Bieber's neighbor accuses him of battery
CALABASAS, Calif. - Justin Bieber's neighbor in Southern California has accused the pop singer of battery and making threats during an argument.
Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says authorities were called to the scene in Calabasas just after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Whitmore says it's unclear who called authorities, and whether there have been previous complaints about problems between the 19-year-old crooner and neighbors.
Whitmore says there has been no arrest and the situation remains under investigation.
A representative of Beiber did not immediately return a request for comment.
The investigation was first reported by TMZ.com.
Warwick files for bankruptcy
NEWARK - Singer Dionne Warwick, above, owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and has filed for bankruptcy.
In a Chapter 7 petition filed this month in New Jersey, Warwick lists liabilities that include nearly $7 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 1991 to 1999 and more than $3 million in business taxes owed to the state of California. Warwick lists her current address in South Orange.
The singer of classics such as "Walk On By," "'I Say a Little Prayer" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" also lists about $21,000 in monthly income and about the same amount in monthly expenses.
Warwick's publicist says the singer has paid back the actual amount of the taxes but penalties and interest have accumulated over the years.
Former Steeler Kordell Stewart seeks divorce
ATLANTA - Former Pittsburgh Steelers standout Kordell Stewart has filed for divorce from his reality television star wife.
In a divorce petition filed Friday in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Stewart says his marriage to Porsha Williams is "irretrievably broken" and the two are separated. The pair appears on Bravo's :The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
The filing says the two married May 21, 2011, and have no children together.
Stewart asks the court to find there are no marital assets to divide. He says Williams is "an able-bodied person, earning income, and is capable of supporting herself." He asks neither side be ordered to pay alimony.
Stewart was a sensation in Pittsburgh in the late 1990s and was nicknamed "Slash" for his versatility as quarterback, running back and wide receiver.
ESPN gives Roberts an ESPY
NEW YORK - ESPN is staying in the family in giving its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Robin Roberts at its annual ESPY awards this summer.
The "Good Morning America" anchor is being saluted for how she kept viewers involved in her treatments for two serious illnesses. She had breast cancer in 2007 and last year had to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder. Roberts returned to "Good Morning America" last month.
Roberts came to sister company ABC from ESPN, where she was the network's first black female sportscaster.
Most past awards recipients have sports connections, like former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt last year. But the ESPYs also have honored Nelson Mandela and the four men who tried to stop one of the Sept. 11 hijackings.