SWISH-SWASH: The Musketeer scoring a hit at the box office--sort of. The latest stab at the oft-told classic tale opened as the number one movie, but took in just $10.7 million at 2,438 theaters.
ROAR OF APPROVAL: The Indian film Monsoon Wedding taking the coveted Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. The Mira Nair-helmed film tells the story of an elaborate wedding.
OFF THE WALL! Dozens of celebrities turning up for an all-star salute to Michael Jackson, as his 30th anniversary celebration kicked off Friday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. Among the performers were Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child and Marc Anthony.
NOW, THE BAD NEWS: Two former financial advisers filing a $25 million lawsuit against the King of Pop, claiming they were never paid for their accounting and investment advice, the New York Post reports. Jackson's camp says the lawsuit is frivolous.
LOSING HIS CRIB: Chart-busting rapper Juvenile ("Back that Thing Up") losing his Louisiana hometo foreclosure last month after failing to make mortgage payments for six months. The $315,000 home was seized by authorities and will be sold at auction.
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's "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.
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.