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UP THE CREEK: Hormone-driven Dawson's Creek dubbed TV's most offensive prime-time show by a conservative watchdog group.

THE GOOD TWIN: Fellow WB series, the spiritually guided 7th Heaven, named best for families by the same group.

RATINGS RACE: CBS took the prime-time week ended Sunday with a paltry 6.6 average rating; the Tuesday edition of Dateline NBC was the (relatively) top-rated show.

RECORD RECORDS: Elvis Presley credited with another 40 gold and platinum albums, giving him a total of 80--the most-ever for any musical act, the record industry says.

THE KING: Jay Leno's late-night winning streak over David Letterman (and the rest) now at 52 weeks, following the Tonight Show's latest Nielsen triumph.

THE QUEENS: Soul singer Aretha Franklin No. 1; blues great Billie Holiday, No. 10; on VH1's scale of the 100 greatest women of, um, rock.

MOUSEKEBLUES: Ex-Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie says she's depressed and wants to remain free while she appeals a securities fraud conviction, court papers show.

WHAT A LEACH? Arkansas now the seventh U.S. state to sue TV host Robin Leach over an allegedly deceptive travel promotion.

ON THE SLY: Stallone boys Sylvester and Frank reaching an out-of-court deal with indie film producers, settling cross-filed lawsuits over a mob movie gone bad.

HOOPS FAN: Whitney Houston to sing the National Anthem at the WNBA All-Star game, Wednesday in New York.

ROCK ON: Elvis Costello and Bruce Hornsby among the latest acts added to the bill of the not-canceled Woodstock '99, July 23-25 in Rome, New York.

ROCK OFF: Cars vet Ric Ocasek out as producer on Hanson's new studio album, Rolling Stone.com says. He claims the label didn't want the kids playing their own instruments.

SIN-FREE CINCINNATI: Promoters of R. Kelly's upcoming Cincinnati concert banning the sultry singer from bringing his prop bed to the show, USA Today says.

COLD SHOWER: A new spot for Candie's perfume, with Alyssa Milano, banned by the WB for depicting "overt sexual innuendo" and lots of condoms, the New York Post says.

ADS ADD: Miller Brewing deciding what to do with a gay-themed beer spot that it pulled from a San Francisco station at the last minute, Advertising Age says.

THEY DO: Actress Rosie Perez wed filmmaker/playwright Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Friday (in a spiritual ceremony) and Saturday (in a legal one), in Brooklyn.

WEDDING ADD: The guest list featured an indie dream cast, including: Steve Buscemi, John Leguizamo and Marisa Tomei.

SICK BAY: Honorary Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant, 76, back at work after undergoing an Elton John (aka, a pacemaker implant).

OBITUARY: Luis Ernesto Dechamps, Papo of the rap group Sandy y Papo, killed Monday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 23.