CHARGED: Actor Scott Hamilton Bairstow, 33, was charged with second-degree rape of a child Tuesday in a Washington state court, the Associated Press reports. Bairstow, whose TV credits include "Party of Five" (he played Julia's abusive boyfriend) and "Lonesome Dove: The Series," is alleged to have assaulted a then-12-year-old relative of his wife beginning in 1998 and continuing through 2001. The actor was charged in Snohomish County Superior Court.
QUOTED: "Everybody's going, 'Go girl, go Annika, you can do it.' Obviously, that gets me going" -- pro golfer Annika Sorenstam, who on Thursday became the first woman to play in a men's PGA Tour event since 1945. She shot an impressive one-over-par 71 in her first round at Colonial Country Club in Texas, The New York Times reports.
GRADUATED: Paul McCartney was back in what used to be the USSR this week, where he was awarded an honorary degree at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia's oldest musical institution, Reuters reports. The Beatle is scheduled to perform in Moscow's Red Square on Saturday as part of his Back to the World tour.
SCORED: You may not have heard of LeBron James yet, but Nike is betting you will. On Thursday the shoe manufacturer shelled out big bucks to the high-school basketball star: a $90 million deal, reports Reuters. The company is betting that James, who is expected to go straight to the pros from high school in this year's NBA draft, will be basketball's next big thing.
FILED: A defense attorney for singer Diana Ross, 59, has filed a motion seeking to dismiss evidence in the former Supreme's drunk-driving case in Tucson, Ariz., AP reports. Ross's lawyer requested the dismissal of breath-test results and statements that the performer made following her arrest last Dec. 30. The attorney claims Ross was subjected to a search without a warrant. Police say Ross's blood-alcohol level was 0.20 percent -- more than twice Arizona's 0.08 percent legal limit.
ARRESTED: Steven Glover, better known by the name of Steve-O on MTV's hit juvenile series "Jackass," was arrested Friday in Sweden after admitting he swallowed a condom filled with marijuana, AP reports. Glover was arrested in his hotel room in Stockholm, following a performance of the "Jackass" troupe's "Don't Try This at Home" show. An x-ray by police officers revealed a foreign object in his stomach. Glover could face charges of narcotics smuggling and possession of illegal drugs.