NEW YORK — A representative for Amy Winehouse says the singer has checked into a treatment program in London.

Spokesman Chris Goodman said Friday that the 27-year-old songstress wants to be sure she’s ready to perform in Europe this summer.

The rep says she’ll stay at the clinic on “doctors’ advice.” It was not clear what treatment she’ll get at the Priory Clinic. It offers treatment for a range of psychiatric problems, as well as drug and alcohol addiction.

Winehouse’s breakthrough disc, 2006’s “Back to Black,” won her five Grammy Awards and helped her achieve worldwide stardom, but her music has been overshadowed by drug use and legal run-ins. Winehouse has not released much music since, but she performed a short tour in Brazil in January.

Lohan settles suit based on 2007 car chase

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Lindsay Lohan has settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who was chased by the actress in a pre-dawn pursuit that has haunted the actress in civil and criminal courts for nearly three years.

The starlet on Wednesday settled the lawsuit filed by Tracie Rice, who claimed she was traumatized and lost a well-paying job because of the incident, court records show.

Rice was a passenger in a car driven by the mother of Lohan’s former assistant, who the actress pursued down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway in July 2007. The chase ended with Lohan’s arrest in the parking lot of the Santa Monica Police Department; Rice has said she thought the actress was trying to carjack her.

No details of the settlement, which was first reported Friday by celebrity website TMZ, were released.

King and Mellencamp’s ‘Ghost Brothers’ is done

ATLANTA — Horror writer Stephen King’s first play, “The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” featuring haunting melodies by rocker John Mellencamp, is finally ready for the stage.

The musical was originally scheduled for its debut at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre in 2009, but was postponed. It’s now set to open next April at the Alliance.

Mellencamp and the play’s director weren’t getting along, King said Tuesday at the Alliance’s season preview presentation. The new director is Susan Booth, the company’s artistic director.

The project originated about 11 years ago, said King, a Maine native.

“John had an idea that he wanted to do a play about ghosts in a cabin and how sibling rivalries and resentments are carried down from generation to generation,” King said.

He said Mellencamp told his agent he wanted a writer like Stephen King and discovered that the two had the same agent.

They got together and agreed to try to write the play, King said. “One of the reasons to do it was because I never had, and John felt the same way.”

King said he outlined a story incorporating live brothers and dead brothers.

“John wanted it to be in the South because he’s a big admirer of Tennessee Williams. I was fine with that because I’d been reading a lot of William Faulkner, and those voices were in my head.”

The show eventually may make it to New York, but King said he wasn’t thinking big.