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Buzz Briefs: Michael Jackson, Steve-O

U.S. pop star Michael Jackson flashes a V-sign to Japanese media on his arrival at Narita international airport, near Tokyo, March 4, 2007.
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Air Charter Must Pay Up For Secretly Taping King of Pop In Route

The owner of a Santa Monica-based air charter service has been ordered to pay attorney Mark Geragos and an associate more than $12 million for ordering secret videotaping of Michael Jackson and the lawyers as they flew with the pop star to his surrender on molestation charges in 2003.

A lawyer for XtraJet owner Jeffrey Borer says he'll appeal Monday's judgment.

Borer and a co-defendant pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy for installing digital cameras aboard an XtraJet plane that flew Jackson from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara.


Photos: Jackson in Japan
The damages awarded Monday resulted from an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit. Jackson was acquitted in the molestation case

Steve-O Arrested, And Not Over A Silly Gag This Time

2Steve-O had his own untelevised "Jackass" moment on Monday when he was arrested for investigation of vandalism and possession of a controlled substance at his Hollywood home.

Police arrested the 33-year-old co-star of MTV's prank-filled "Jackass" at 5 a.m. Monday after a neighbor made a citizen's arrest following a dispute over a fence, Los Angeles police Officer Ana Aguirre said.

Steve-O, born Stephen Glover, was booked at a Hollywood police station on suspicion of vandalism and an outstanding traffic warrant, Aguirre said.

He was also booked for investigation of possessing a controlled substance for allegedly having a small quantity of drugs on him, Aguirre said.

Game Over: Must Serve A 60-Day Sentence

3Playtime is over for The Game, who began serving a 60-day jail sentence for felony firearm possession.

The rapper turned himself in Sunday night at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The 28-year-old entertainer (real name: Jayceon Terrell Taylor) was convicted last month of possession of a firearm in a school zone. He was accused of pulling a gun on a player from an opposing team during a pickup game at a South Los Angeles school nearly a year ago.

Two other counts were dismissed under a plea agreement, the district attorney's office said. Taylor was also sentenced to 150 hours of community service and three years' probation.

Jessica Simpson And Tony Romo Cuddle Up

4Jessica Simpson and her beau Tony Romo went out last Saturday night on a double date with Simpson's former assistant CaCee Cobb and Donald Faison, who plays Turk on Scrubs.

According to People.com the couples went to the L.A. favorite, Villa, then split and Simpson and Romo went to Teddy's.

The couple, who have been dating since the fall of 2007, were said to be very affectionate with one another and seemingly very in love.


Photos: Jessica Simpson's Swimwear Collection
Amy Winehouse's Itchy Cheek

5If you meet up with Amy Winehouse in the near future, make sure you greet her with an air kiss instead of a real one. According to US magazine, the troubled singer is suffering from impetigo, a contagious skin infection common in kids that's left a lumpy itchy patch on her cheek.

"Amy has been diagnosed with impetigo, which she's been told can be highly contagious," her rep tells the magazine. "Because of that, she's been put on antibiotics and may have to stay home alone for the next few days."


Photos: Amy Winehouse

Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Name Their Newborn Twins

None of that "baby-one" and "baby-two" stuff for J. Lo and Marc Anthony. The couple have named their new arrivals Max and Emme.

People magazine reports the names were disclosed by Lopez's manager, Simon Fields, on Friday.

The twins were born at a Long Island hospital on Feb. 22. They arrived a day after both their parents were named winners of Latin music's "Premio Lo Nuestro" awards. Lopez won for best solo pop singer, while Anthony was named salsa artist of the year.
Fields tells People that Lopez is "thrilled" about the babies' arrival. At 39, she's a mother for the first time.

Anthony, who is 38, has three other children.

The couple wed in 2004.


Photos: Celebrities & Twins

Kid Rock Pleads Not Guilty In Waffle House Melee

Kid Rock has pleaded not guilty to a charge of battery stemming from a fight at a Waffle House in Atlanta.

Robert James Ritchie, better known as the musician Kid Rock, was not present for the plea. His attorney, Darryl Cohen, waived an arraignment hearing and entered the plea on Ritchie's behalf in DeKalb County State Court, according to Cohen's office.

Ritchie and five members of his entourage were arrested October 21 on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery. The charges stem from a fight at a metro-Atlanta Waffle House, where they had stopped following his performance at The Tabernacle.

Officials say a fight broke out after another customer recognized a woman in Kid Rock's party and exchanged words with her, prompting Ritchie to exchange words, too.


Photos: Detroit's Kid Rocks!

Simon Says "No" To Viagra

Cranky "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has turned down an offer to be a spokesman for - Viagra!

The New York Daily News reports that Cowell turned down a deal which would have earned him 1 million pounds (that's the equivalent of about 2 million smackers in the U.S.)

"Last year my agent rang me and said, 'You've been offered an incredibly big deal. It's to be the face of Viagra,'" Cowell said in an interview with the British edition of Glamour magazine. "I just said, 'Sorry, but that has to be a f---ing insult.'"


Photos: "American Idol" Season 6