MYSTERY MOVE: Summer comedy Mystery Men, with Ben Stiller, also getting a new opening date: August 6, back from July 30.
BIZKIT BAKED: The Backstreet Boys reclaim the top slot on the pop charts, knocking out reigning champs Limp Bizkit.
BACK UP THE TRUCK: NBC ready to pay as much as $5 million an episode to the producers of Friends to keep the top-rated sitcom running through spring 2002, Variety says.
EYES WIDE CLOCKED! A ticket-taker in Brownsville, Texas, attacked by two teens denied access to a screening of the R-rated Eyes Wide Shut, police say.
HONOR: The Los Angeles chapter of the British Film Academy to rename its prestigious Britannia Award after director Stanley Kubrick.
UPDATE: The bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law recovered today from plane wreckage off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
BAD TIMING: ABC's Diane Sawyer back at Good Morning America today, after excusing herself for two days due to grief over the Kennedy story.
EMMY WATCH: Prime-time Emmy nominations out tomorrow, bright and early, at 5:30 a.m. (PT).
HAWKEYE NESTS: M*A*S*H vet Alan Alda to guest in five episodes of NBC's ER next fall. He'll play an Alzheimer's patient.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE: DreamWorks honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg shooting down a report he's bound for soon-to-be honcho-less Warner Bros., in the new Liz Smith column.
OH, THAT BRITISH PRESS: London Sunday People says popster Elton John will go talk-show host in a series of six hourlong celebrity specials for U.K. TV.
DOVE: United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas calling for a global end to weapons proliferation.
STILL FIGHTING: Mohamed Al Fayed suing a Beverly Hills attorney, three others for allegedly trying to sell him bogus info about the car crash that killed Princess Di and his son Dodi.
AKA, THE GOOD STUFF: Comic Steve Allen and singer Naomi Judd among those signing an "appeal" calling for less TV sex and violence.
PIRATE RADIO: U.S. radio stations asked to stop playing a cyber-bootlegged version of the new Paul McCartney track, "Run Devil Run."
HOTTER WATER: In Mexico, an arrest warrant issued now for Latin pop star Gloria Trevi. She faces police questioning about luring teen girls to have sex with her former manager.
STARRED: Country singer Charley Pride got the Hollywood Walk of Fame treatment in ceremonies today.
MILESTONE: Emmy-winning Barney Fife portrayer Don Knotts turns 75 today.
OBIT: TV producer Anthony W. Marshall, father of actor/directors Penny and Garry, died July 12, it's now reported. He was 93.