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.