NEW YORK – Kid Rock will be celebrating the kickoff of the National Football League season with a concert at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, but his thoughts are with his hometown Detroit Lions.

“I think the Lions are going to win nine or 10 games,” Kid Rock said by phone this week. “They really have turned it around. … It’s been a long time coming here in Detroit.”

The Lions haven’t had a winning season since 2000. Last year they won six of their 16 games, which was four more than they won in 2009 — and six more than in 2008.

Kid Rock, who’s known for dabbling in musical styles from hip-hop and hard rock to country and Southern rock, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that it’s been tough being a football fan in Detroit ever since he can remember. But it helps ease the pain to be a fan of more than one football team, so he has adopted the Green Bay Packers as one of his teams.

On Thursday, Kid Rock will join Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5 for a concert at Lambeau Field, the home of the Packers, in Green Bay, Wis., where the Super Bowl champions will play the New Orleans Saints.

Ex-Playmate prison-bound 

LOS ANGELES — A former Playboy Playmate of the Year who appeared in the horror movie “Rosemary’s Baby” has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for shooting her husband in the back at their Hollywood apartment.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say 66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb was sentenced Wednesday. She pleaded no contest to attempted voluntary manslaughter.

Authorities say Rathgeb shot and wounded her husband last October during an argument. Prosecutors say he recovered and was in court for the sentencing.

Rathgeb was Playmate of the Year in 1968 under the name of Angela Dorian. She had TV and movie roles in the 1960s and 1970s and played a recovering heroin addict in the 1968 hit “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Mitchell: Cancer a ‘lesson’ 

NEW YORK – NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell has breast cancer, but she says it hasn’t spread and she calls her prognosis “terrific.”

Mitchell made the announcement Wednesday during her MSNBC show, “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” She says the cancer was discovered during an annual screening “just a short time ago.” Counting herself among the one in eight women in the United States who have breast cancer, she said hers was caught early.

Mitchell reminded women that screening for breast cancer is important. She said she’s looking at this experience “as another of life’s lessons.”

Besides hosting her show, she is NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent.

Lopez, Anthony still styling 

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may be ending their personal relationship, but their professional one lives on.

Anthony and Lopez launched their fashion lines — the Marc Anthony Collection and the Jennifer Lopez Collection — on Wednesday.

Anthony marked the launch with a ribbon-cutting at Kohl’s department store in Jersey City, N.J. Lopez did not attend.

The pair, both 42, announced their split in July after seven years of marriage. They have 3-year-old twins named Max and Emme.