NOT QUITE GANGSTA'S PARADISE: Coolio sentenced to 10 days in an L.A. jail, 40 hours' community service and two years' probation after pleading guilty to gun charges Wednesday.
PEACE AT LAST! DreamWorks mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and Disney ending their bitter legal battle, via an out-of-court settlement. Terms not disclosed.
QUIT DREAMING? Katzenberg, meanwhile, calling reputed merger talks between DreamWorks and Seagram "stupendously inventive."
HEALED: Blues Traveler frontman John Popper out of an L.A. hospital after being treated for a clogged artery in his heart. The musician entered the hospital after experiencing chest pains.
BOTTOM FEEDING: CBS wins the TV ratings race in one of the least-watched weeks ever. ABC's 20/20 was the top-rated show.
BABY TALK: Richard Gere and gal-pal Carey Lowell expecting, his publicist confirms. It'll be Gere's first kid. Ex Cindy Crawford procreated last week.
NURSERY NEWS: Marie Osmond giving birth to 8-pound, 4-ounce son Matthew, Tuesday in Utah. It's the singer/TV host's seventh kid.
STILL LIMP: Limp Bizkit's Significant Other topping the pop album charts for the second straight week; Backstreet Boys' back at No. 2.
TIME FOR SOME FAST TALKING: Mick Jagger and estranged wife Jerry Hall together in France with their kids, the rocker's rep says. Their divorce proceedings are set to begin Friday.
MONTY PYTHON REALLY IS OVER: Eric Idle to play the new boss on non-beloved NBC sitcom, Suddenly Susan.
HERO TURN: Arnold Schwarzenegger to handle the title role in Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, based on the pulp series. For more casting news, see Dotted Line.
DOC ADD: Arnold's flick not to be confused with Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, the 1975 bomb starring TV Tarzan Ron Ely.
BLOODY GOOD SHOW! The Julia Roberts-Hugh Grant comedy Notting Hill becoming the first Brit-backed movie to crack $100 million at the box office in the States.
JESSE VENTURA REDUX: Jerry Lawler, the pro wrestler who infamously tangled with late comic Andy Kaufman, announcing a run for mayor of Memphis, Tennessee.
OL' TWO EYES: "Weird Al" Yankovic tells MTV his trademark glasses are gone for good following corrective laser surgery.
CASE OF THE MISSING GEAR: Sonic Youth looking for leads on a truck-full of instruments and amps stolen Sunday in Orange County, California. Email tips can be sent to: email@example.com.
STILL ROLLING: The Rolling Stones the top North American live act through the first half of 1999, taking in $65 million, Pollstar says.
SNEAK PEEK: VH1 to air the first two songs from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band show, July 15 in New Jersey. Look for them during an installment of its Legends series.
AND ONE DIVA: Aretha Franklin to join Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras at their Three Tenors show, July 17 in Detroit.
OFF THE ROAD: The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion tour pushed back to January for scheduling reasons, Billboard says.
OH, WELL: In San Francisco, a federal court rules that ex-Supremes star Mary Wilson can't stop Motown from okaying Supreme-free spinoff groups.
A NAG? A California couple claims actor Jack Klugman sold them a bum horse ranch. They're suing.
YO! In Los Angeles, jury selection was due to begin today in the case of the Stallone Brothers (Sly and Frank) versus the producers in a dispute over a low-budget mob flick.
PLUG PULLED: In India, a court orders the nation's two largest cable networks to stop airing new Hollywood flicks, such as As Good As It Gets, without permission.
CODA: Country-pop singer Guy Mitchell ("Singing the Blues") died July 1 in Las Vegas. He was 72.