FAT THURSDAY: Fatboy Slim scoring a field-best six Moon Men at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards Thursday, including Breakthrough Video and Best Direction. But Video of the Year honors went to Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink for their remake of "Lady Marmalade" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.
WHAT'S GOING ON: U2 frontman Bono rounding up many of the stars from Thursday's VMAs to record a remake of the Marvin Gaye classic, "What's Going On." The song, featuring Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Jennifer Lopez, No Doubt, Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera and Staind, will be released as a single on December 1, World AIDS Day, to help raise awareness about the AIDS crisis in Africa.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: The mother and sister of actress Anne Heche responding angrily to her new book, Call Me Crazy, as well as recent interviews with Barbara Walters, Larry King and E!'s Jules Asner. In a Web posting at PreviewPort.com, mother Nancy Heche says she feels "violated and scandalized" by the "lies and blasphemies" in her book.
INJURED MODEL: Supermodel Kate Moss suffering a shoulder injury during a car crash Thursday in London. Moss was a passenger in a Range Rover driven by a male companion when it reportedly collided with another vehicle. She was treated at a London hospital and later released.
READY FOR THE LINKS: Bob Hope released from the hospital on Thursday, 11 days after the 98-year-old entertainer was admitted for a case of pneumonia, his publicist said.
HOOOGAN! Actor and former E! Talk Soup host Greg Kinnear signing on to play late Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane in a film recounting his murder, Variety reports. Willem Dafoe will costar in the biopic, titled Autofocus, which is set to begin shooting at the end of November.
NOT SO UNITED PARAMOUNT NETWORK: UPN chief Dean Valentine filing a breach-of-contract lawsuit Thursday against his own network, claiming he's owed as much as $22 million from an incentive plan he says was promised to him when he signed his contract in 1997.
ROSIE SMACKDOWN: Talk-show queen Rosie O'Donnell being sued by former members of her security staff, claiming she spied on them and illegally recorded their conversations, a Florida NBC affiliate is reporting.
NO LOVE LOST: One day after testifying to legislature against restrictive music contracts, Courtney Love returning to court Thursday in her own legal battle against Universal. Both sides delivered arguments in the hearing, held before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Fumiko Wasserman.
SECOND OPINION: Sony Pictures appealing a $59,000 fine handed down by the state of California for alleged safety violations on the set of Spider-Man, following a March 6 accident that killed a crew member.
OOPS...SORRY 'BOUT THAT: While the New York Post reported that Britney Spears canceled her performance tonight at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary bash, her management tells MTV the story is not true. The Post reported that the singer dropped out because she has a deal with HBO agreeing not to have any performance broadcast within a month of her live Las Vegas concert special, airing November 18.
HEY, HEY PAULA: Fox News Channel suing the agent of its former anchor Paula Zahn after she negotiated a $2 million-a-year deal to jump ship and host a show for rival network CNN.
LIPS ARE SEALED: Publicists still remaining mum after the New York Daily News and other media outlets reported that pop star Mariah Carey has suffered a relapse and was admitted to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. "She has had an emotional setback," the newspaper quoted a source as saying. Carey was first hospitalized July 25 for a mental breakdown.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS? The lawyer for comedian Paula Poundstone, who is facing child molestation charges, saying he sees no value in making details of the case public before a full trial.