CELEBRITY NEWS: Terri Seymour attacker pleads guilty

Terri Seymour attacker pleads guilty

A woman who attacked Terri Seymour outside the “American Idol” finale has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery.

Janice Thibodeaux entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles. She was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to take anger management classes.

The 33-year-old was also ordered to stay away from Seymour, an ex-girlfriend of Simon Cowell and an “Extra” correspondent.

Thibodeaux told RadarOnline.com that she attacked Seymour on May 19 as revenge for Cowell playfully choking fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul on the show a week earlier.

Shia LaBeouf to star in ‘Wall Street’ follow up

Shia LaBeouf is heading to Wall Street.

The actor confirms he will appear in “Money Never Sleeps,” director Oliver Stone’s follow up to “Wall Street.”

LaBeouf will star opposite Michael Douglas, who won an Oscar for his role in the original 1987 film.

The “Transformers” star describes the film as “a walk and talk money movie” that’s “wordy and heady.”

Filming begins in August. Whitney Houston’s new album due in September

The date for Whitney Houston’s comeback has been set.

Arista Records says her long-awaited album will be released Sept. 1. Houston hasn’t released a CD in seven years.

So far, there’s no word on a title for the album.

The 45-year-old superstar is one of the best-selling artists of all-time, but in recent years, she’s been defined more by drug problems, marital woes and erratic behavior than by her Grammy-winning voice.

But lately, Houston has appeared to return to her pop princess form. She wowed the crowd when she performed at her mentor Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party in February.

Jay-Z tops The Source magazine’s ‘Power 30’

It’s been a minute since Jay-Z released an album, but he’s still got enough swagger to land on The Source’s “Power 30” list.

The hip-hop magazine says Jay-Z tops the list because he’s an industry leader and a top businessman, with his ventures with Live Nation and Rocawear, and his part-ownership of the New Jersey Nets.

Others on the list include Diddy, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, will.i.am, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain and Kimora Lee Simmons.

President Barack Obama was given top billing on the honorary power list because of his influence on the new hip-hop generation.

— Herald wire services