Pop star Aaron Carter has claimed that his mother took more than $100,000 (£57,220) from him without permission.
The 16-year-old's solo career has been managed by parents Jane and Robert Carter for 10 years, but the pair are now seeking a divorce.
Aaron, brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, has begun legal action to sever personal and professional ties with his mother and bring charges against her.
He had Top 10 hits in the UK with Crush On You and Crazy Little Party Girl.
Singer Love's drug case postponed
A judge has postponed a court hearing for singer Courtney Love, who has been charged with drug possession.
Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole rescheduled the hearing for 27 January but gave no reason for the delay.
Love, 39, has pleaded not guilty to possessing two pharmaceutical drugs, hydrocodone and oxycodone, at her Beverly Hills home.
She was charged in October after reportedly being treated in hospital for an overdose.
Honorary Oscar for 'Panther' man
Blake Edwards, director of Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Pink Panther movies, is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Oscars on 29February.
The 81-year-old will be recognised for "writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work".
Edwards, whose screenplay for the film Victor/Victoria was Oscar-nominated in 1983, began his career as an actor and is married to actress Julie Andrews.
Next year Steve Martin will star in a prequel to The Pink Panther.
Probation probe for singer Brown
An investigation has been launched into whether singer Bobby Brown's battery charge for allegedly hitting wife Whitney Houston violated his probation.
Brown, 34, was arrested after a reported domestic incident at the couple's home in Atlanta, Georgia.
The star recently served a seven-day jail term for breaking probation from an earlier drink-driving conviction.
Probations officials are now awaiting reports from police before a recommendation is made to a judge.
Musician Clinton claims innocence
Musician George Clinton has pleaded not guilty to drugs charges, following his arrest in Florida on Saturday.
The funk music pioneer was charged with possessing cocaine and drug paraphernalia after police detained him in a car park in Tallahassee.
Clinton, 63, allegedly told officers he had the drug in his pocket, while a crack pipe was said to have been found in his car.
He was released on bail following the charges, and is awaiting a trial date.