CODA: John Entwistle, bassist and founding member of the Who, found dead in his Las Vegas hotel room Thursday. Authorities say he died of an apparent heart attack. He was 57.
WHO ARE YOU? Surviving band members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey say they will launch their three-month tour Monday in Los Angeles with a "tribute to John." A session musician named Pino Palladino will take over on bass.
GOOD DEEDS PAY OFF: Adam Sandler's star turn as a suddenly-in-the-money small town rube in Mr. Deeds paying off at the box office. The update of the classic Frank Capra fable earned an estimated $37.6 million over the weekend to land in first place.
DEAD ALIVE: A Walworth County, Wisconsin, board voting Friday to allow the surviving members of the Grateful Dead to stage their reunion concert August 3-4, after officials initially turned down the promoters' request for a permit.
MORE TAPES? Chicago police allegedly obtaining more sex tapes involving R. Kelly. Kelly pleaded innocent Wednesday to 21 felony counts of child pornography.
A BABY ROCK: Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton Rock welcoming a baby girl, Lola Simone, in New York. The couple were married in 1996.
NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: Author Stephen King revealing that novelist Ridley Pearson is actually the author of the The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, the best-seller based on a fictional character from King's Rose Red TV miniseries.
PASSING: Acclaimed French actor Francois Perier, who starred in 108 films and 30 plays over a 60-year career, died of a heart attack at his Paris home. He was 82.
MOURNED: Billboard editor Timothy White, known for his signature bow-ties, his weekly columns and recently, his feud with Eminem, died Thursday after suffering a heart attack at the magazine's New York office. He was 50.
MORE LEGAL DRAMA: Former Hole rocker Courtney Love getting sued by a Hawaiian spa, which claims she failed to pay them $15,000 for beauty treatments she received while in Oahu for the Pearl Harbor premiere, according to TheSmokingGun.com.
STILL MORE LEGAL DRAMA: Love also getting deposed today by the attorney for former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic in their ongoing battle over control of Nirvana's music.
JUWANNA MAN? Actress Vivica Fox filing for divorce Thursday from Christopher Harvest, her husband of four years. The pair have no children together.
ALL YOU NEED IS STANDARDS: Paul McCartney writing to the 100 top shareholders of McDonald's, asking the fast-food chain to apply its U.S. animal welfare standards to all of its restaurants around the world. "Although McDonald's has made laudable efforts on behalf of farmed animals in the United States and United Kingdom, it now needs to do the same in other countries," he wrote.
GRIEVING IN CHICAGO: The daughter of late advice columnist Ann Landers lashing out at her cousin, who writes the "Dear Abby" column, claiming she's trying to profit from Landers' death by offering a farewell letter to the media and appearing on Larry King Live.
TARGETING CLEAR CHANNEL: As promised, Wisconsin Senator Russell Feingold introducing legislation Thursday aimed at changing alleged anti-competitive tactics used by radio station owners.
THEATER-BOUND: Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan becoming the latest American stars to appear on stage in London's West End, as they'll star in On an Average Day opening August 7.
SYNERGY RULES: Women's cable channel Lifetime teaming up with Hearst Magazines to launch a new magazine. Lifetime magazine will start out bimonthly next March and become a monthly by September 2003.