Country superstar Garth Brooks announced Thursday that he's coming out of retirement with a show in Las Vegas.
Brooks, 47, said at a news conference in Nashville that he will end his retirement with an extended engagement at the Wynn Resort. The move has been rumored in the music industry for weeks.
Brooks retired in 2000 to spend more time with his three children. He's occasionally popped up in special appearances at awards shows and charity events but has mostly stayed out of the limelight.
Oprah to host boxing rivals
Boxing rivals Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are to meet again — and this time Oprah Winfrey will referee.
Harpo Productions announced Wednesday that the two fighters would appear on today's live episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Chicago.
On June 28, 1997, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Tyson was disqualified after biting off part of Holyfield's right ear during their WBA heavyweight title fight.
Winfrey aired an interview with Tyson on Monday during which he discussed the death of his 4-year-old daughter and talked about his family.
Stewart offered key to Wash. city
The mayor of Bellingham says "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is getting a key to the city. But he won't be traveling to the northwestern Washington city to accept it.
Mayor Dan Pike says representatives of Stewart's talent agency told him that Stewart appreciated the offer to come get the key but was too busy to accept. Pike made the offer after the mayor of Mount Vernon decided to give Fox News commentator Glenn Beck a key to that city.
Pike tells the Bellingham Herald he's not disappointed by Stewart's decision because the point of the offer was to spark community discussion.
Singer Lewis punched in London
A man punched singer Leona Lewis in the head as she signed autographs and posed for photographs at a book signing session in central London on Wednesday, her spokesman said.
Stuart Bell said Lewis, 24, had been meeting members of the public at Waterstone's book store in Piccadilly in central London for about 90 minutes when a man from the line came up and hit her. He was immediately led away by security guards and later arrested by police.
Bell said Lewis, who was launching her new autobiography, "Dreams," was shaken up by the incident and went to see a doctor as a precaution.
Lewis shot to fame after winning the "X Factor" reality show in 2006.
Lavigne files for divorce
Court records show punk-pop singer Avril Lavigne has filed for divorce from her musician husband after three years of marriage.
Lavigne filed for divorce from Sum 41 singer Deryck Jason Whibley on Friday in Los Angeles.
The couple were married in July 2006 and have no children together. Lavigne, 25, cited "irreconcilable differences."
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Actress Angela Lansbury , 84... author Gunter Grass , 82... actor Barry Corbin , 69... actress Suzanne Somers , 63... rock singer-musician Bob Weir (The Dead), 62... Producer-director David Zucker , 62... actor-director Tim Robbins , 51... rock musician Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), 47 ... actress Kellie Martin , 34... singer John Mayer , 32... actor Jeremy Jackson , 29 ... actress Brea Grant ("Heroes"), 28.