Seth Meyers on 'Live!'
LOS ANGELES - Seth Meyers begins a week-long guest hosting stint on "Live! With Kelly" on Monday and many interested parties will be watching those shows very closely.
According to Roger Friedman on Showbiz411, Meyers is the lead choice to replace Regis Philbin as the permanent co-host alongside Kelly Ripa on the "Live!" show in September. The other two hopefuls are former New York Giant Michael Strahan and singer Josh Groban.
All three have filled in as co-hosts several times since Regis left the show last November, but Meyers' upcoming week of shows is the first time a guest host has stayed for a full week since Neil Patrick Harris did it late last year.
Bieber in car chase
LOS ANGELES - Authorities say heartthrob singer Justin Bieber has been ticketed for speeding on a Los Angeles freeway after being chased by at least one other vehicle.
California Highway Patrol Officer Ming Hsu says Bieber was cited for driving in excess of 65 mph at about 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning, after calls came in complaining of a freeway chase on southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Studio City.
Hsu says Bieber said he was being chased by paparazzi.
LONDON - A judge on Friday banned a 30-year-old woman from going near Simon Cowell after she admitted smashing a window of the entertainment mogul's house with a brick.
Leanne Zaloumis was arrested March 24 at Cowell's west London mansion.
Prosecutors say Cowell was watching TV in his bedroom when he heard a loud bang coming from his bathroom and discovered Zaloumis inside a wardrobe with a brick.
At a court hearing Friday, Zaloumis admitted possessing a brick with intent to damage or destroy property, but denied burglary and affray.
U2 bassist's aide guilty
DUBLIN - A former household aide to U2 bassist Adam Clayton received a seven-year prison sentence Friday after an Irish jury unanimously found her guilty of embezzling more than $3.6 million from the musician.
Carol Hawkins, 48, offered no response to the sentence as prison guards led her out of Dublin Criminal Court.
Hawkins had been free on bail after being found guilty last week of 181 counts of writing checks from Clayton's bank account for her own use from 2004 to 2008. Records showed she used the money to buy designer clothing, 22 thoroughbred horses, a car, university education for her two children and first-class flights.
Clayton said paid Hawkins a $61,000 annual salary and let her and her then-husband live in the house rent-free.
Diddy's intruder sentenced
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - A New York man who broke into Sean "Diddy" Combs East Hampton mansion said at his sentencing he drank the rap mogul's liquor, smoked his cigars and slept in his bed.
Quamine Taylor was sentenced Thursday in Suffolk County court to time served after being unable to post $2,000 bail following his April arrest. Taylor also was ordered to stay away from Combs' homes.
The Queens resident was arrested at the sprawling home on April 1 after spending nearly 24 hours there. He was charged on trespassing and petit larceny charges.
Taylor previously had been arrested at the home in June 2001.
Big Ang's book
NEW YORK - Big Ang was the breakout star of VH1's "Mob Wives," and now the fan favorite is building her brand: She's writing a book.
Big Ang said Friday that her first book will be released on Sept. 11 through Simon & Schuster. It's called "Bigger Is Better: Real Life Wisdom from the No-Drama Mama." She said it will include "all kinds of stuff."
Big Ang's real name is Angela Raiola. She first gained attention on the second season of "Mob Wives" as the friendly one and peacemaker when the girls got into fights.
VH1's website says she's the niece of Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi, a deceased captain of the Genovese crime family.
The 52-year-old will also launch her own VH1 reality show, called "Big Ang," this Sunday.
"I didn't think about any of this. This all came to me," she said of her recent fame. "Did you think at my age I was looking to go on TV?"
Hall of Fame statue
CLEVELAND - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled a memorial honoring a late Cleveland newspaper reporter known for covering the institution, rock music and the industry.
The bronze statue of its former rock reporter Jane Scott features her sitting on an oak bench while wearing her signature red eyeglasses and holding a notebook.
The statue is by sculptor David Deming. It was unveiled in the Hall's lower lobby on Thursday. Scott's family and friends were there.
Scott retired from the Plain Dealer in 2002 after 50 years there. She died last year at age 92.
Scott's family has donated some of her belongings including 4,000 LP records and 300 notebooks to the Hall's library and archives.