Buzz Briefs: Luis Miguel, Bon Jovi

Luis Miguel headshot, Mexican pop singer, Mexico City, photo AP Graphics Bank


Miguel & Arámbula Are Expecting Second Baby

Singer Luis Miguel and actress Aracely Arámbula are expecting their second child.

The couple confirmed the news to Hola! Magazine amidst constant rumors that their relationship was coming to an end.

Called the "Sol de México" (Sun of Mexico), Miguel and his partner posed while elegantly dressed for the publication with their son Miguel, who is a year and a half old.

The Grammy winner, who is dubbed the "Latin Frank Sinatra," dated Daisy Fuentes in the '90s and singer/songwriter Mariah Carey from 1998 to 2001.


Bon Jovi Helps Bring Down A House In Detroit

Jon Bon Jovi is giving some people who are living on a prayer something a bit more substantial.

The Grammy winner was in a neighborhood on Detroit's East Side Monday to announce the building of five new homes as part of a partnership among his Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation, Saturn and Habitat for Humanity Detroit.

People gathered and cheered "knock it down" as construction workers busted a hole in the roof of the last remaining house on the block to be razed. Detroit-area Saturn retailers then raised the first wall of a new home.

"I wanted to come back and give something back to you," Bon Jovi told the crowd.

Bon Jovi, 46, is an owner of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. His charitable foundation focuses on providing affordable housing to needy communities.


Steve-O Says He's Back In "Looney Bin"

Steve-O is back in rehab.

The "Jackass" daredevil writes in his blog that after 115 days of sobriety, he is "back in the looney bin." Steve-O, whose real names is Stephen Glover, told fans that he's still struggling with the effects of the many drugs he'd taken over the years.

He didn't indicate in the July 3 posting on MySpace where he was staying or for how long.

Glover was arrested for drug possession in March at his Hollywood home. He pleaded guilty to cocaine possession last month, part of a deal that called for successful completion of a rehab program.

His attorney, Barry Gerald Sands, was expected to deliver a progress report in a Los Angeles court Tuesday.


Woo Says New Historical Epic Is About Chinese Culture And Values

A new $70 million historical epic about a well-known war in ancient China is about the culture and values of the Middle Kingdom, director John Woo said Tuesday.

"Red Cliff," whose first installment is due out in Asia this month, is based on a famous battle in divided third-century China that saw 2,000 ships burned, and draws from a storied period in Chinese history that has spawned comic books and video games.

Variety has called "Red Cliff" the most expensive Asian film production ever.

Woo, a Hong Kong native who made hits like "Face/Off" and "Mission: Impossible II," has not directed a Chinese movie since the 1992 action thriller "Hard-Boiled."


Ringo Starr Has "Peace And Love" Birthday

Ringo Starr held a "peace and love" fest on a rainy Chicago sidewalk to mark his 68th birthday on Monday.

"What could be wrong? Peace and Love. What a great birthday gift," the former Beatle said. "It's a happening."

The event, which had sparse advance publicity, drew about 200 people on both sides of a street outside the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago.


Village People Singer Has Surgery On Vocal Cords

Victor Willis, the original lead singer of disco-era band Village People, underwent surgery at a San Diego hospital on Monday to remove nodules from his vocal cords, his spokeswoman said.

The surgery has forced Willis, who wrote hits such as "Y.M.C.A" and "Macho Man," to cancel a U.S. tour, but his spokeswoman said he is expected to recover fully and a new tour could begin as soon as October of this year.


"Survivor" Producer Sued By Ex-Partner

The producer of the hit reality series "Survivor" and "The Apprentice" has been sued in Los Angeles by his former business partner.

Conrad Riggs filed the lawsuit against Mark Burnett on Monday. Riggs claims he is owed more than $70 million for his contributions to their joint efforts.

The two met in the 1990s when Burnett was trying to pitch the "Survivor" concept and Riggs worked for Walt Disney Co.

The lawsuit alleges that the pair produced more than a dozen television projects, and that Burnett broke a long-standing agreement to pay Riggs 10 percent of Burnett's profits.

"While Burnett deserves much of the creative credit, Riggs played a crucial role in the financial success of the enterprise," the lawsuit says.

According to the lawsuit, Burnett stopped paying his partner in February 2007 after Riggs refused to sign a contract formalizing their long-standing verbal agreement. Riggs contends the terms in the contract differed from their "agreements and practices."

Burnett evicted Riggs from their offices this year, although the lawsuit says the two continued to work on projects together.
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