"I don't want to get in there when I'm 85-years old. I'll tell them to drop dead, so you better do it quick while I'm still smiling," said Checker, 72, at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala. His recording of "Let's Twist Again," was the first rock and roll song that received a Grammy in 1962.
* Acting legend Harrison Ford was airlifted and hospitalized after he injured his ankle on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII." The highly-anticipated sequel is being filmed at Pinewood Studios outside London.
The Wal-Mart driver at the center of a fatal New Jersey Turnpike vehicle crash, which killed one man, critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and seriously hurt two others, pleaded not guilty to charges of death by auto and assault by auto in New Brunswick. National Transportation Safety Board accident investigators are digging into the role trucker Kevin Roper's commute had in the accident.
Roper lived in Georgia and his job was in Delaware. Wal-Mart hasn't explained what Roper's route was the night of the crash.
* The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky., announced plans for a Sept. 20 benefit concert in Kinshasa, Congo, featuring Bruno Mars. The event will air via satellite as part of a weeklong music, sporting, economic and cultural festival called CONGO14.
* Rapper Lil' Kim gave birth to a girl at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, E! news reported. The tot is the first for Kim and her boyfriend, Mr. Papers, a New York-based rapper.
* Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon has approved a settlement between Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry over child-support payments for their daughter Nahla, 6. Berry will have to pay Aubry $16,000 a month in support. The actress will also pay for the girl's school, but the former couple will split health-care expenses.
* "They've tripled in size. I was a 34A; now I'm a 36C. I'm so excited! I'm telling everyone I know, 'Go ahead, touch them!' "
- Pregnant actress Mila Kunis on her changing bod in Marie Claire magazine.
* "We must send a message around the world that there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence, that the shame is on the aggressor."
- Actress/activist Angelina Jolie, who is co-hosting a London summit to stop sexual violence in conflict zones with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.