LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Yeah, baby!"
Comedian Mike Myers of the "Austin Powers" films now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Wearing a black suit and shirt, the Canadian-born actor displayed his trademark self-deprecating humor Wednesday as he accepted the award in front of an adult gift shop.
"It's a long way from playing street hockey in Toronto to having a star in front of the International Love Boutique," he quipped.
Myers, 39, was accompanied by his wife, Robin Ruzan, his mother and two brothers. Celebrity guests included "Austin Powers" cast members Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling and Seth Green.
The ceremony took place two days before the nationwide release of "Austin Powers in Goldmember," the third installment of the spy spoof.
Destiny's Child lawsuit settled
HOUSTON (AP) -- Two former members of the R&B group Destiny's Child have settled their lawsuits against the group's current members, its manager and Sony Music.
Terms of the settlement, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed.
LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were original members who quit the group in 2000. They later sued lead singer Beyonce Knowles, her father and group manager Mathew Knowles, original member Kelly Rowland and Sony Music for breach of contract, defamation, libel and fraud.
Luckett and Roberson left over unhappiness with Mathew Knowles' control after their original manager died in 1997. Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams replaced the pair; Franklin dropped out months later and the group has since performed as a trio.
But hard feelings arose this year over the 2001 single "Survivor." It includes the lines: "You thought that I'd be stressed without you/ But I'm chillin'/ You thought I wouldn't sell without you/ Sold 9 million."
Luckett and Roberson contended the song was a violation of a previous settlement with Beyonce Knowles and Rowland, which precluded either party from making any disparaging public comments.
Luckett and Roberson had sought unspecified damages. Their attorney, Warren M. Fitzgerald Jr., said the lawsuits were resolved amicably and his clients were pleased with the negotiated outcome.
Gadhafi's son opens art exhibit
LONDON (AP) -- Seif el-Islam Gadhafi, a son of Libya's leader, opened an exhibit of art and antiquities from his country, including dozens of his own paintings, in an effort to promote tourism in the North African state.
A troupe of 22 traditionally dressed Tuareg dancers posed for photographers and tourists at Tuesday's event in a tent in Kensington Gardens, next to the Royal Albert Memorial in central London.
Some of the works appeared to be political, such as "The Challenge," which shows an image of his father, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, over the sea during a sunset. On the beach in the foreground, facing away from the viewer, are three black-robed and hooded figures, two of whom are holding large crucifixes.
Seif el-Islam Gadhafi said the hooded figures represent death, but he declined to interpret the work. That role seemed to fall to the exhibition brochure, which said it was one of several works showing Libya's defiance of former international sanctions.
"I hope it will encourage people to go to Libya," said the artist, who is one of seven children of Col. Gadhafi.
The show, which runs until Aug. 10, also contains statues, mosaics, busts and other artifacts from Greek, Roman and early Islamic civilizations, which are from the National Museum in Tripoli, and date from as early as 6,000 B.C.
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