BANDING TOGETHER: The entertainment industry mobilizing to launch blood drives, fund-raisers and employee donation-matching campaigns to aid the rescue and recovery efforts on the East Coast. NBC parent company General Electric pledged $10 million to the families of New York City firefighters, policemen and emergency rescue personnel who died in the attack.
DISBANDED: HBO quietly withdrawing all of its print and on-air advertising for Band of Brothers because of worries that images of World War II were inappropriate in light of Tuesday's tragedy. The network still plans to run the 10-hour miniseries as scheduled.
BACK IN BUSINESS: Movie theaters across the country planning to reopen Friday. Meanwhile, Broadway shows in New York reopened Thursday, with their marquees dimmed in remembrance of the thousands of victims who died.
BROADWAY ADD: At Thursday night's performance of the comedy-drama A Thousand Clowns, star Tom Selleck spoke about the tragedy and Broadway's decision to reopen, according to the New York Daily News. Several cops told him, " 'You must [go on]--the best thing you can do for a city is make us laugh,' " he said.
MISSING: Family and friends of veteran rapper Dana Dane, who scored a hit in the '80s with "Nightmares," still trying to locate him. Dane, who worked at the World Trade Center, is among the thousands of people still missing after the attack.
REALITY WINNER MISSING: New York City firefighter Angel Juarez, who won $250,000 on Fox's reality mystery Murder in Small Town X, among the missing after Tuesday's attack on the World Trade Center. A Fox spokesman said Juarez, 35, was one of the first on the scene after the first plane hit the North Tower.
MORE SHUFFLING: CBS has rescheduled Saturday's Big Brother 2 to Tuesday as a special two-hour edition featuring the eviction of one of the last three house guests. The network will also now premiere its new Richard Dreyfus drama, The Education of Max Bickford, on September 23 instead of September 30.
STUNG: Sting canceling his 50th birthday bash in Marrakesh, Morroco, later this month, in the wake of Tuesday's attacks.
RAY OF LIGHT: Madonna dedicating last night's show at Los Angeles' Staples Center to the victims of Tuesday's attacks in New York and Washington D.C., with proceeds going to a fund to help those children and families affected by the tragedy. Denis Leary, Backstreet Boys and Lynyrd Skynyrd have also set up funds to help victims.
RUNWAYS OPEN: The second half of New York's Fashion Week being rescheduled for October 22 through 24 in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy.
STORMING THE CASTLE: DreamWorks recalling all posters for its upcoming drama The Last Castle because it features an image of an upside-down flag--a symbol of distress. The studio fears the image will frighten an already jittery public.
REDO: Sony says it will change the finale to its in-production Men in Black 2, which features a battle with aliens near the World Trade Center.
SO MUCH FOR "MUST-SEE TV": NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox have delayed the premiere of their fall season for one week. Most new fall shows won't start until the week of September 24. The WB has posptoned its Friday comedy lineup for one week, too, in light of the national day of prayer and remembrance.
COMMERCIAL FREE: U.S. television networks standing to lose hundreds of millions of dollars from their decision to broadcast commercial-free news coverage of the terrorist attack.
BUSTED: Former Baywatch beauty Yasmine Bleeth spending a night in jail after being arrested Wednesday in Michigan. Police pulled her car over and allegedly found four syringes and what they believed was cocaine in her purse.
NOT DEAD: Publicist for Whitney Houston denying fast-spreading rumors Thursday that the diva had died from a drug overdose.
PASSING: Actress Dorothy McGuire, nominated for an Oscar for the 1947 film Gentleman's Agreement, died Thursday night of heart failure in Santa Monica, California. She was 85.
EXPANDING: The British Broadcasting Corporation winning government approval Thursday to launch three new digital television channels, including two for children and one specializing in documentaries. The channels will launch next year.