HARDBALL HOLD: Audiences weren't interested in Glitter, preferring to stick with Hardball. Over the lowest grossing weekend for more than a year the heartwarming little league movie remained number with an estimated $8.2 million while Mariah Carey's new vanity flick didn't even make the top 10.
PASSING: Violinist Isaac Stern, one of the most recorded classical musicians ever, died of heart failure in New York, Saturday. The world famous performer, teacher and humanitarian was the man credited with saving Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball and restoring its fame as a concert venue. He was 81.
WINGED: NBC delaying the season premiere of The West Wing to October 10. Creator Aaron Sorkin had reportedly asked the network to push back the episode, titled "Manchester, Part 1," in the wake of the terror attacks. Sorkin, meanwhile, is writing a Very Special Episode titled "Isaac and Ishmael" focusing on the terror attacks. It will air October 3.
OSCAR RESOLVES ISSUES: After a public rift last week in which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences threatened to pull its Oscarcast from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood over security concerns, it was announced Friday that both Academy execs and theater-complex developers had made up and the show was back on track for its new home.
GOOD WORKS: Julia Roberts donating $1 million to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and another $1 million to The September 11th Telethon Fund. "Like all Americans, Julia was profoundly affected by this horrific tragedy," says her spokeswoman. "She sends her deepest sympathies and prayers to everyone who has suffered such an unspeakable loss."
COURT TIME: Marilyn Manson in court Friday to plead not guilty to a sexual misconduct charge. The charge stems from a July concert in Michigan in which the shock rocker allegedly attempted to masturbate against a security guard.
THERE'S HOPE: Bob Hope, who's currently recovering from a bout with pneumonia, was "absolutely devastated" by last week's terrorist attacks and has been "glued to the television set," his spokesman tells the Associated Press.
TICK-TOCKING LONGER: Columbia Pictures pushing back production on the Jennifer Lopez thriller Tick-Tock, for fear of a negative reaction to the terrorist plot, Daily Variety reports.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Broadway unions, from actors and stagehands to musicians and scenic designers, taking a 25 percent pay cut for five long-running musicals to help shows stay afloat during the economic crisis and keep Americans entertained.
FARMERS TO THE RESCUE: Farm Aid President Willie Nelson announcing this year's Farm Aid concert will be dedicated as a "Concert for America," to help restore the farmers markets destroyed in the World Trade Center bombing. Farm Aid 2001 will take place September 29 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana.
MORE WTC FALLOUT: The premiere video for The Cranberries new song "Analyse" temporarily pulled from video channels after several scenes were eerily similar to the World Trade Center disaster, including a plane flying over two skyscrapers in one scene and a character walking by the outline of a dead body in another.