DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) – The Edge, lead guitarist for U2, is attempting to stop a Dublin-based newspaper from reporting a relative’s illness, which delayed the Irish rock band’s upcoming world tour.

A High Court judge in Dublin agreed Monday to a two-week delay to the hearing of rival lawsuits between The Edge, whose real name is David Evans, and Dublin’s Sunday World newspaper.

The tabloid identified the relative and the illness in a front-page story on Jan. 8. It withdrew the story from later editions when The Edge’s lawyers obtained a temporary injunction.

This barred the Sunday World from repeating its story and warned other Irish newspapers not to pick it up, claiming it was invasion of privacy. The Edge wants a permanent injunction against publication.

The Sunday World wants the injunction overturned. Its lawyers are arguing that the details of the relative’s illness are newsworthy because they are cited as the reason for the delay of U2’s “Vertigo 2005” tour.

Originally slated to begin March 1 in Miami, the tour is now set to open March 28 in San Diego, with stops also to include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, New York and Boston.

Hilton will host ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) – Paris Hilton can add host of “Saturday Night Live” to her resume, which includes reality TV star, actress, singer, author and jewelry designer.

Hilton will host Saturday’s show, with British band Keane as the musical guest, NBC said Tuesday.

She previously appeared on “SNL” in a tongue-in-cheek interview with Jimmy Fallon on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment.

Hilton is the star of “The Simple Life” with friend Nicole Richie. The Fox TV reality series, now in its third season, features the duo working in a series of menial jobs.

She has published a memoir, “Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose.”

A sex video surfaced in 2003 just before the start of her reality show. Hilton has said she was embarrassed and humiliated that the tape ever became public.

NBA pros past battle for job

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – NBA pros of years past will trade their jerseys for ear pieces, microphones and a layer of TV makeup when the third season of ESPN’s “Dream Job” returns.

There will be a special preview episode Feb. 20, and starting the following Sunday, Dana Barros, Dee Brown, Matt Bullard, Darryl Dawkins, J.R. Reid and Gerald Wilkins will compete for a one-year NBA studio analyst contract with ESPN. The finale for the five-week series is March 27.

“These guys are ready to start a new chapter in their post-NBA careers,” said Mark Shapiro, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production. “While their expertise on the court is without question, making the jump to the game analyst role will be a challenge that requires an entirely different skill set.”

Hosted by Stuart Scott, each hourlong episode will show the contestants competing in a variety of challenges meant to test their on-air worthiness. Whether they are breaking down plays, mastering the telestrator or analyzing game footage, they’ll see if they have what it takes to relate to viewers.

Guest NBA athletes and personalities will make appearances during the series to participate in mock segments and scenarios for the contestants.

Berra sues Turner Broadcasting

Baseball legend Yogi Berra the master of sayings that seem so numskull-ian they’re probably ineffable Zen koans is suing Turner Broadcasting for $10 mil for abusing his name.

According to the Smoking Gun Web site, Berra is upset with the way Turner has been advertising its sanitized reruns of HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Promo posters on buses and subway kiosks seek the definition of the word “Yogism. Possible answers include “(a) a type of yo-yo trick” and “(b) sex with Yogi Berra.”

The correct answer is “C. what Samantha has with a guy from yoga class.”

Filed in New York State Supreme Court, Berra’s complaint is that the ad, which plays on the loose lifestyle of “Sex” character Samantha (Kim Cattrall), sullies his name. The suit notes that the former New York Yankee is a married grandfather and a “deeply religious man who has maintained and continues to maintain a moral lifestyle.”

A rep from Turner said the company does not comment on litigation.


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