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NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE: Widely panned Wild Wild West lassoed the holiday weekend box office, with $36.4 million from Friday to Monday. Its overall take stands at $49.7 mil.

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.