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IN THE BLACK: Men in Black II zapped its way to the biggest July 4 holiday debut, scoring an estimated $90 million for the five-day weekend.

REST IN PEACE: Veteran filmmaker John Frankenheimer, who directed such classics as The Manchurian Candidate and Birdman of Alcatraz, died Saturday of a stroke at the age of 72. Frankenheimer also won four Emmys for his prolific TV work.

FAREWELL: George Clooney, Al Pacino and Debby Boone among the more than 700 mourners on hand Friday in Maysville, Kentucky, to pay final respects to hometown girl Rosemary Clooney. The veteran entertainer died June 29 of cancer at the age of 74.

ANOTHER FAREWELL: Mexican actress Katy Jurado, best known as Gary Cooper's ex-mistress in High Noon and for her Oscar-nominated role opposite Spencer Tracy in Broken Lance, was buried in Cuernavaca, Mexico on Saturday, one day after dying of natural causes. She was 78.

RUNAWAY BRIDE NO MORE: Julia Roberts and cameraman Daniel Moder got married during a midnight ceremony Thursday at Roberts' ranch in Taos, New Mexico. It's the second marriage for both.

ALL THINGS MUST PASS: The man who stabbed George Harrison was released from a London psychiatric hospital Thursday. Michael Abram, who had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic after claiming God told him to break into the late Beatles' home in 1999 and attack him, was deemed fit to be released by a panel of doctors.

PURPLE HAZED: The family of Jimi Hendrix has won a case in London's High Court barring PPX Enterprises from releasing early recordings featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer until the New York-based music company pays royalties to the family.

REBEL REBEL: David Bowie telling the BBC that he will never live in England again because of the country's notoriously celeb-obsessed media. The rocker has spent the past decade living in the United States.

BEAMING DOWN: Star Trek stalwart William Shatner, 71, to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival. The Southern California festival will be held in September and include a screening of Groom Lake, the new sci-fi flick written and directed by Shatner.

BAD SPICE: The owners of a London sports memorabilia shop given permission by a British court to sue former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham for slander. The onetime Posh Spice purportedly entered the store and claimed it was "ripping off" customers by selling fake autographs of her soccer star husband, David Beckham.

SPRUNG: Fomer football great and blaxploitation film star Jim Brown released from a Southern California jail Wednesday after completing a sentence for vandalizing his wife's car during an argument. He was released two months early for good behavior.

DON'T TREAD ON ME: DreamWorks mogul David Geffen filing suit to block people from accessing the beach through a gate on his Malibu estate. The California Coastal Commission had said it will force Geffen to open the gate.

BEAUTIFUL DEBUT: Best Picture Oscar winner A Beautiful Mind debuting on top of the video charts, earning nearly $13 million from DVD and VHS rentals for the week ended June 30.