R.I.P.: John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and her sister likely dead in that small plane crash near Martha's Vineyard, Coast Guard officials say. The lone son of Camelot was 38.

THE KENNEDYS SPEAK: "We are filled with unspeakable grief and sadness," the Kennedy family says in a statement. "We pray that [the victims] will find eternal rest..."

JFK ADD: Ex-girfriend Daryl Hannah tells the New York Post it's hard to give up hope for the missing Kennedy because "John has such indomitable spirit."

THEY DID! Oscar-winner Helen Hunt, 36, wed longtime steady Hank Azaria, 35, last weekend in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home, her publicist confirms.

AILING: Miss Peggy Lee ("Fever") in a California hospital, diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. The legendary entertainer is 79.

BREAKING BONDS? Pierce Brosnan's publicist denying a London Sunday Times report saying the actor'll only do one more James Bond flick after the upcoming The World Is Not Enough.

MY, WHAT BIG EYES: Stanley Kubrick's sex-obsessed final opus, Eyes Wide Shut, took the box office, panting its way to a $21.7 million debut.

THANKS FOR SHARING: In his upcoming autobiography, reviled rocker Ike Turner says he never legally married Tina Turner and lost his virginity at age 6.

ALSO IN VIRGIN NEWS: Pop sensation Ricky Martin reveals to Rolling Stone he "stopped being a virgin" at age 14--a full eight years behind the Ike Turner curve.

ALL CLEAR: This weekend's Woodstock '99 a go after promoters agree to pay $100,000 in fines to officials of Oneida County, New York, where the event will be held.

CONFESSION: Elton John tells Britain's Sun he thought he was "a goner," prior to being fit with a heart pacemaker.

LIFE (AND DEATH) STORY: MTV to produce a TV biopic on slain rapper Tupac Shakur. No word yet on cast.

HIDE THE EARS! Boxer Mike Tyson, recently sprung from jail (again), to be a presenter at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, August 18 in Los Angeles.

HIT THE ROAD: Rap mogul Master P announcing an eight-city tour, launching August 6 in Dallas. Snoop Dogg, others to play the bill.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTTING: ABC notching the broadcast rights to Julia Roberts' Notting Hill for $17 million. Look for it on free TV in February 2002.

BACKING ROSIE: The producer of Roseanne's talk show vowing to go on with the second season, even if NBC-owned stations won't air it in the nation's biggest markets.

BEHIND THE CAMERA: TV talker Montel Williams to go movie director with the indie drama, Little Pieces, starring wife Grace Morley. For more casting news, see Dotted Line.

OPERA FANS: Some 35,000, plus Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras did Detroit's Tiger Stadium Saturday for the Three Tenors' lone North American 1999 gig.

SICK BAY: Full-figured cook Jennifer Paterson, 71, one of TV's Two Fat Ladies, undergoing tests for cancer in a London hospital, the BBC reports.

OBITUARY: Actor Donal McCann (The Dead) dead after an unspecified long illness. He was 56.