- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Colin’s clinic

Irish actor Colin Farrell was admitted to a treatment center for exhaustion and an addiction to prescription drugs.

Publicist Danica Smith said in a statement that Mr. Farrell, 29, the star of “Alexander” and “Phone Booth,” had completed filming his new movie, a feature version of “Miami Vice,” but declined to provide any other details.

“We ask that the press respect the privacy of Mr. Farrell and his family,” she said.

Tiger’s sting

Sting will headline the Tiger Jam IX at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on April 29 in Las Vegas. Proceeds will go to local charities and the Tiger Woods Learning Center, a youth-education facility in Anaheim, Calif.

Tiger Jam, founded in 1998 by the learning center’s golf pro namesake, has raised more than $8 million, according to Associated Press.

“Sting is a music icon,” Tiger Woods said while noting the singer’s “personal dedication to philanthropy.”

Bob is beaming

Sirius has Howard Stern. Rival satellite radio service XM has Bob Dylan.

The District-based company yesterday announced that Mr. Dylan will host a new music show exclusively for XM.

The show will start in March on XM’s Deep Tracks channel, the company said, according to Bloomberg News.

Mr. Dylan will hand-pick an “eclectic mix of music” for the hourlong show and also will provide commentary and interview guests.

Vertigo rides high

U2’s Vertigo world tour was the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures set to be published Friday in Billboard magazine.

The Irish rockers’ tour sold $260 million worth of tickets and drew more than 3 million people to 90 concerts, all of which were sellouts.

Coming in second to U2 this year were the Eagles, who grossed $117 million from 77 shows, followed by Neil Diamond, who raked in more than $71 million. Country star Kenny Chesney placed fourth with a gross of $63 million; his attendance draw of 1.1 million was second only to U2.

The top 10 touring grosses were rounded out by Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Elton John, the Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett and Green Day.

The data do not reflect sales for the Rolling Stones, who just wrapped the 2005 leg of their North American “A Bigger Bang” tour. Traditionally, the group’s promoter, Michael Cohl, does not submit box-office information to Billboard until after the tour is complete.

Money, mom and dad

Lindsay Lohan’s parents reached a divorce settlement after an ugly dispute over rights to their daughter’s earnings.

The 19-year-old singer-actress was, according to the BBC, so distressed by the saga that she skipped a recent United Kingdom movie premiere to be with her mother, Dina Lohan.

“Dina and the children are delighted to have this chapter in their lives finally closed,” said Robert Stephan Cohen, Mrs. Lohan’s lawyer.

Mrs. Lohan, 43, filed for divorce in January. In response, Michael Lohan, 45 and currently serving a 21-month prison sentence for drunken driving, asked for a cut of his daughter’s earnings.

Compiled by Scott Galupo from Web and wire reports.

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