Rapper Young Buck has reached an agreement to "favorably" resolve a criminal assault charge against him. The Nashville MC, born David Darnell Brown, is accused of stabbing a man who slugged producer Dr. Dre during last year's Vibe Awards in Los Angeles. "I can't give any details, but we do have a deal with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and will address everything in court next week," defense attorney Scott E. Leemon said Monday . . .
And in another Los Angeles courtroom, Phil Spector's murder trial is scheduled to begin on April 24. The legendary producer is accused in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson back in 2003, and remains free on $1 million bail . . .
Busy times for Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. Last week he was launching a lawsuit against his ex -- this week he's a proud papa. Cornell and current wife Vicky Cornell welcomed their second child, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, to the world on Monday night . . .
Perhaps taking a page from the Beatles' playbook, Sony/BMG will release a deluxe box set compiling Elvis Presley's No. 1 singles. But don't ask Santa about it -- "Elvis #1 Singles" won't hit shelves until Jan. 24.
-- Compiled by Chris Richards
from staff and wire reports