LOS ANGELES – Mel Gibson was in court Wednesday for a custody hearing involving his infant daughter.

The Academy Award winner arrived for the hearing about 10 minutes before his ex-girlfriend, Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva.

The former couple have been sparring for months over custody and financial issues after reaching a private agreement.

Authorities continue to investigate the actor-director’s claims that Grigorieva attempted to extort him earlier this year. The musician has claimed Gibson abused her in January, and prosecutors have been presented potential evidence.

Ex-CNN anchor Dobbs joins Fox business show

NEW YORK – Former CNN anchor and current radio talk-show host Lou Dobbs is joining the Fox Business Network.

The network said Wednesday that Dobbs will host a new daily program that will start in the first three months of next year. He’ll also provide analysis and commentary on business news throughout the network’s day.

Dobbs hosted a popular business-oriented program on CNN for many years that gradually changed into an opinionated news program.

His campaign against illegal immigration made him a focus of political controversy. He tried to tone things down at CNN’s request but quit a year ago, concluding that it was no longer a good fit.

Since then, he has hosted a weekday syndicated radio show and has contemplated running for political office.

E-sales boost Bush memoir 

NEW YORK – Former President George W. Bush’s memoir “Decision Points” sold 220,000 copies on its first day of release, with more than 20 percent generated by e-book purchases.

Random House Inc. announced Wednesday that the opening-day figure was the publisher’s highest for nonfiction since former President Clinton’s “My Life” debuted with 400,000 in 2004. Bush’s book came out Tuesday with an announced first printing of 1.5 million copies, the same as Clinton’s did.

Random House said that e-sales were 50,000 so far, a number unthinkable when “My Life” was published.