BRACE YOURSELF: Tori Spelling says the new Beverly Hills, 90210 season likely will be her last. "I think I need to move on," she tells the New York Daily News.
ANOTHER MYSTERY: X-Files creator Chris Carter saying, in the Daily News, he has "no absolute answer" as to his sci-fi show's hopes for life after this upcoming season.
X MAN ADD: Carter's contract is up after the 1999-2000 year, as are those of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
UH-OH: The driver who hit horrormeister Stephen King last month has a history of driving offenses and still could face charges in the accident.
REAL LIFE: In Los Angeles, a 17-year-old sentenced to life without the possibility of parole; his 16-year-old cousin, to 25 years to life, for a reputedly Scream-inspired stabbing death.
UNHAPPY DAYS: Ex-Pinky Tuscadero Roz Kelly pleading no contest Thursday to shooting up a neighbor's house. Sentencing on October 20.
HOLY COW: Spanish-language Univision the nation's fifth-most watched TV network--ahead of the WB and UPN, the numbers-crunchers at Nielsen say.
SICK BAY: Rapper Eminem sitting out the two Pennsylvania shows on the Vans Warped Tour this week, due to bruised ribs suffered in concert Sunday in Connecticut, Blaze.com says.
YEAR TWO--THE BUS: Coming to NBC next season (really), the TV-movie: David Cassidy and the Partridge Family Years.
THE BETTER TO SEE THE LOIN CLOTH: Disney's Tarzan to be shown in digital format in three theaters in California and Florida, starting today.
GRATEFUL GROOM: Grateful Dead rocker Bob Weir ending his bachelor days at age 51, marrying Natasha Muenter, the mother of his young daughter, July 15 in Northern California, the band has announced.
ANCHORED: ABC Sports stalwart Jim McKay inking a new multi-year deal with network home of 38 years.
BAD VIBES, EH: SCTV alum Dave Thomas talking lawsuit after production's shut down on his planned sequel to the 1983 cult comedy, Strange Brew, Jam! Showbiz says.
JUST CAUSE: Polio survivor Mia Farrow speaking out on stalled efforts to globally wipe out the disease, Thursday at the United Nations.
HAVING A BAD WEEK: Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, wanted for questioning in the would-be abuse of teen girls, now accused by local media of lacing her songs with "Satanic voices."
SO LONG: Muhammad Ali among 350 mourners at today's private memorial service in Manhattan for John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife. Wyclef Jean performed "Many Rivers to Cross."
FAREWELL: Services for Lauren Bessette, the JFK Jr. sister-in-law also on the doomed flight, set for Saturday in Connecticut. All three were buried at sea Thursday.
JFK ADD: 60 Minutes exec Don Hewitt tells the New York Post says he wrote a note of apology to Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg about the media's nonstop coverage of her brother.
STAMPED: A U.S. postage stamp commemorating screen legend James Cagney available, as of today, at your local post office. Exact change not required.