Chicago mayor, comic engage over pizza diss
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's mayor has delivered a message to comedian Jon Stewart: don't diss his city's prized pizza.
Stewart denounced Chicago deep-dish pizza on "The Daily Show" this week as "an above-ground marinara swimming pool for rats."
His feigned tirade began during a Wednesday segment about hard feelings over North America's tallest building, a title heading to New York from Chicago.
The diss didn't sit well with pie-loving Chicagoans.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office sent an anchovy-covered "real pizza" to "The Daily Show" with a note that said: "Jon, Deep Dish With Dead Fish. Love, Rahm."
Stewart's staff wasn't impressed. A video clip on the show's Twitter page shows a dog sniffing the pizza before walking away.
An Emanuel spokeswoman noted that the pizzas in question actually were made in New York.
Celine Dion to host CBS' annual adoption special
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- CBS says Celine Dion will host a holiday special spotlighting adoption.
The network says Dion also will perform on the 15th annual "A Home for the Holidays," along with Ne-Yo, Chris Young and others.
The special will introduce families and the children they adopted from foster care. Among them is a Los Angeles couple inspired to act after seeing last year's program, and a young man who lived in 11 foster homes before a Washington woman adopted him.
According to the Department of Health & Human Services, there are about 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S.
Presenters of "A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion" include the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children's Action Network.
The hour-long special airs 8 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 18.
Playboy bunny art being moved to Dallas museum
DALLAS (AP) -- A 40-foot-high Playboy bunny logo that had upset some residents of the West Texas town of Marfa will be removed from a roadside art display and hauled to a Dallas museum.
The neon bunny that's part of the "Playboy Marfa" sculpture will be dismantled this month and moved to the Dallas Contemporary museum near the city's downtown. The move is the result of a deal with the Texas Department of Transportation.
The bunny will be installed at the museum in March and displayed in April.
Museum officials say it will be part of an exhibition highlighting art by Richard Phillips, who created the neon piece.
The sculpture debuted last summer in Marfa, but Texas transportation officials said it lacked an outdoor billboards permit and ordered Playboy to remove it.
R&B singer Chris Brown released from rehab
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Troubled singer Chris Brown is out of rehab.
Brown's representative Nicole Perna says the 24-year-old singer will continue treatment for anger issues as an outpatient in Los Angeles and "appreciates all of your encouragement and support." He entered rehab voluntarily after his arrest in Washington, D.C., following a fight with a man that led to a misdemeanor assault charge that puts Brown's probation in jeopardy.
Perna says Brown is working on the community service requirement of the plea deal he agreed to after pleading guilty to attacking then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown faces four years in prison if a judge decides to revoke his probation a second time. A judge briefly revoked it in August after a hit-and-run, and ordered him to perform an additional 1,000 hours of community service.