By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated January 16, 2002 01:00 PM
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NAMED: For the second year in a row, “The Daily Show” host, comedian Jon Stewart, 39, will emcee the Grammys, the 44th annual edition of which will be broadcast over CBS from L.A.’s Staples Center on Feb. 27. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president Michael Greene, said in a statement that he welcomes Stewart’s “razor-sharp wit and unique connection to our audience”. . . SUED: Tonya Harding’s landlord, Dale E. Anderson, has filed a lawsuit to evict the former Olympic figure skater, 31, and her roommate, former manager Linda Lewis, from a three-bedroom riverfront home in Washington state, reports the Associated Press. According to court documents, they are $4,530 in arrears as far as the rent is concerned. No comment from Harding or Lewis . . . ANNOUNCED: The Bush administration will charge American-born Taliban member John Walker Lindh, 20, with conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens in Afghanistan and will ask for life imprisonment rather than the death penalty, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday. Other charges against him will include providing support to terrorist organizations and engaging in prohibited transactions with the Taliban, Ashcroft said . . . SCHEDULED: Paul McCartney, 59, will perform live at the Feb. 3 Super Bowl in New Orleans with a televised tribute to American heroes of Sept. 11, NFL organizers said. “As a sports fan, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved in the Super Bowl, and as a musician, I am honored to add my voice to the message of tribute that this year’s Super Bowl will carry,” the former Beatle said in a statement . . . COMMITTED: ’80s pop star Adam Ant (real name: Stuart Goddard), 42, has been placed in the psychiatric ward of the Royal Free Hospital after being arrested some 24 hours earlier for allegedly pulling out a gun in a pub, London police said Wednesday. Under the Mental Health Act, doctors will be able to keep Ant, whose hits included “Goody Two Shoes,” incarcerated there for 28 days while they evaluate his condition . . . AGREED: CNN has agreed to a four-year contract extension with talk show host Larry King that keeps him as the cable network’s highest-paid personality, receiving nearly $7 million per year in base salary as well as stock options and other incentives, the Associated Press reported. The deal is nearly done, a spokesperson for King told the news service. The 68-year-old host wasn’t available for comment Tuesday, as he was reportedly running with the Olympic torch. (CNN, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner.)