People: Rapper dead after collapsing in L.A.

Heavy D

Rapper Heavy D was pronounced dead Tuesday in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after collapsing outside his Beverly Hills home, authorities said.

Authorities were called to the 400 block of North Maple Drive about 11:25 a.m. PST after a report that a man in his 40s was unconscious in a walkway near a building, said Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen.

When they arrived, they found the man conscious and breathing and took him to the hospital.

Rosen did not identify Heavy D as the victim. But another law enforcement source confirmed it was the 44-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers.

Hollywood comedy writer Hal Kanter dies

Hal Kanter, an Emmy- winning comedy master who wrote for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and created Diahann Carroll's ground-breaking TV sitcom, has died. He was 92.

Kanter died Sunday in Los Angeles, according to the Writers Guild of America, where he had been a member since 1950. Daughter Donna Kanter told the Los Angeles Times that he died from pneumonia complications.

His three Emmys included wins in 1991 and 1992 as a writer for the Academy Awards, a ceremony on which he contributed material on 32 shows over the decades.

Linkin Park teams with U.N. on energy effort

The rock band Linkin Park is teaming up with the U.N. to bring clean energy to Haitian families.

Band members joined Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a Tuesday news conference announcing their involvement in an initiative to replace dirty energy sources like kerosene, charcoal and wood with solar and other clean, sustainable power.

Rapper and co-frontman Mike Shinoda said the band began funding disaster-relief efforts worldwide after the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia.

Early Charlotte Bronte manuscript to be sold

An unpublished work by the teenage Charlotte Bronte could sell for $482,000 at an auction next month, Sotheby's said.

The auction house said "The Young Men's Magazine, Number 2" is dated August 1830, when the writer was 14.

The mini-magazine, measuring 1.4 inches by 2.4 inches, contains a tale of murder and madness.

Sotheby's book specialist Gabriel Heaton said it "provides a rare and intimate insight into one of history's great literary minds."

The manuscript will be sold Dec. 15 in London.