EXPANDED: Mariah Carey, 33, has extended plans for her world tour, with new West Coast dates set through Dec. 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif., reports Billboard. She also will visit Shanghai and Manila in mid-November. Carey played London's Wembley Arena Thursday and will be in Europe through Nov. 7.
QUOTED: "It's funny to think that, like, a year and a half ago I lived in a house with (ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton) in Beverly Hills, and now I have a country home in England and a home in the jungle in Cambodia, and I have a little son. My life is completely turned upside down, and yet it feels right. It's bizarre." -- Angelina Jolie, 28, to PEOPLE
CONCLUDED: Sean Connery, 71, has ended his fight over "End Game," in which the former James Bond star sued the production company Mandalay Entertainment and producer Peter Guber in October 2002, seeking $17 million after production of the film was canceled (and for which he was countersued), reports the Associated Press. On Wednesday, both sides announced they had reached an "amicable settlement" and all the lawsuits had been withdrawn. Connery is now free to shop the film project elsewhere.
ANNOUNCED: "Charmed" sorceress Holly Marie Combs, 30, is expecting her first baby in April with longtime boyfriend David Donoho, she tells TV Guide. Coincidentally, her TV character Piper will also learn during the February ratings sweeps that she's pregnant, too. The identity of the TV papa is being kept under wraps.
HIRED: Dennis Miller, 49, a regular on "Saturday Night Live" more than a decade ago, will return to the house of NBC to host an hour-long, primetime cable talk show on CNBC starting next January, reports Reuters. "With all that's going on in the world today, it's nice to have a nightly platform to air my opinions. I'm happy to be back in the NBC family," said Miller.
OFFERED: Barbra Streisand, 61, will auction off hundreds of her outfits and items of personal memorabilia for the first time to benefit charities close to her heart, reports Reuters. The initial item for sale on eBay will be one of Streisand's most recognizable outfits: the revealing, bun-hugging Arnold Scaasi-designed pantsuit she wore in 1969 to collect her best actress Oscar for "Funny Girl." The two-piece garment will carry a reserve price of $1,000.