She's Gaga for Japan...
Lady Gaga says that if you want to help Japan recover from its tsunami disaster, come visit.
The flamboyant pop star, in Tokyo this week for a benefit concert for tsunami victims, said Thursday in an interview with the Associated Press that she's making a point to get out and enjoy the city and its food, and that her fans should do the same thing.
"I can't say enough to people all over the world that the majority of Japan right now, Japan in general, is very safe," she said. "It's fine to come here. It's beautiful."
Many performers and athletes have canceled appearances in Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that caused widespread destruction and set off a crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant about 140 miles north of Tokyo. Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave homes near the plant because of the radiation danger, but even far from the evacuation zone, Japanese tourism has suffered because of the disaster.
Campbell's last tour...
Country music legend Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and plans to put out his final album this summer.
Campbell's representative Bobbie Gale made the announcement Wednesday. The disease is in its early stages.
The 75-year-old's wife, Kim, also talked to People magazine and said they wanted to go public with his illness because they wanted fans to know if he has trouble onstage.
Campbell's CD "Ghost on the Canvas" is scheduled for release Aug. 30. He also is to go on "The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour."
The Country Music Hall of Famer had pop and country hits with "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and perhaps his most famous song, "Rhinestone Cowboy." He also had his own TV show on CBS.
Lohan party's over...
The house party is over for Lindsay Lohan, at least while she's on house arrest.
Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner chided Lohan on Thursday for having rooftop parties at her home while serving house arrest on a probation violation but said the actress hadn't violated any other rules.
"If you are guilty of some violation of your probation, I don't see it," Sautner said. "What you are guilty of is extremely poor judgment."
Lohan tearfully hugged her attorney, Shawn Holley, after the hearing.
Earlier, the actress told Sautner she wanted to put her court troubles behind her.
"Do you want to get on with your life? Tell me," Sautner said.
"Yes, I do," Lohan replied. It was the only time she spoke during the hearing.
The judge said Lohan didn't violate her probation by testing positive for alcohol during a recent test because probation officials were unclear about whether she still had to undergo drug and alcohol testing.