MEANWHILE...: Robert Conrad, who starred in TV's The Wild Wild West, calling out the film version for using a digitally de-legged Kenneth Branagh to play villain Dr. Loveless.
CONRAD ADD: "That part should have been played by a dwarf," the actor tells Entertainment Weekly.
LUCKY NO. 7: It's a boy for Marie Osmond and hubby Brian Blosil. The singer/talk show host gave birth to 8 pound, 4 ounce Matthew Tuesday in Provo, Utah. It's her seventh kid.
SLEEPS WITH FISHES? The reputed new Godfather project looking like a "dim possibility" or merely "up in the air," in the wake of writer Mario Puzo's death, conflicting reports say.
TEMPTING PIE: Universal Pictures fessing up to targeting 15-to-24-year-olds with American Pie, even though the R-rated comedy is (technically) off-limits to most teen ticket buyers.
SLICED: ABC's Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place officially retitled Two Guys and a Girl, with the pizzeria angle being dumped for the fall, the network confirms.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "She was a psycho, that Brynn."--Chris Rock, on the wife of fellow (and slain) Saturday Night Live alum Phil Hartman, in TV Guide.
SICK BAY: Reputed heat stroke forced Elton John to skip Posh Spice's wedding, Sunday in Ireland. The popster was waylaid during a gig in Italy.
ELTON ADD: Initial reports said the singer had attended (and performed), but he was an M.I.A.--just like the ex-Ginger Spice.
OH, WELL: British tabloids scooping a U.K. magazine by publishing Posh wedding pics. OK forked over $1.5 million for the exclusive coverage rights.
GET READY, GET SET: Lawyers for Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall scheduled to begin arguing the fun couple's divorce action in a British court Friday.
NASTY AS HE WANTS TO BE? 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell arrested Monday in Miami for allegedly clocking a nightclubber with a bottle of Jack Daniels.
YES, BUTT...: "I would love to read an article where it's not mentioned."--Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez on her rear end, in Vibe.
NO BUST: "I wouldn't mind having bigger boobs."--Actress Nicole Kidman, in Britain's She magazine.
NEW HOPE: Former Oscar nominee Barbara Hershey to join the cast of CBS' revamped Chicago Hope. For more casting news, see Dotted Line.
FALL BACK: Fox pushing back the premiere dates on most of its new fall shows, including the Party of Five spinoff, to mid-October or later.
LACKING PASSIONS: Big-market NBC stations in Detroit and Houston declining to carry the Peacock's new daytime soap, Passions, which debuted Monday.
SWEET DREAMS: The reteamed Eurythmics to launch a benefit-minded world tour, September in Germany.
TRIBUTE: In England, some 300 people gathered Saturday at the grave of founding Rolling Stones member Brian Jones--marking the 30th anniversary of his death.
THE BOY WONDER? Actor Burt Ward, Robin to TV's Batman, marking his 54th birthday today.
BIZ NEWS: Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks reportedly in renewed merger talks with media giant Seagram, the Hollywood Reporter says.
TEAM WORK: MGM and Miramax announcing they will coproduce up to eight movies, including an adaption of the novel Cold Mountain and a remake of Harvey.