JER-RY! JER-RY! TV Guide picking The Jerry Springer Show and My Mother the Car as two of its worst 50 TV shows of all time. Also making the list: The Brady Bunch Hour, Hogan's Heroes and AfterMASH.
BORN TO RUN: Beginning July 19, drummer and bandleader Max Weinberg will take a leave of absence from Late Night with Conan O'Brien to hit the road with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, whose latest tour kicks off August 7 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
THE DOWNSIDE TO DIGITAL: AOL Time Warner honcho Jamie Kellner telling the Television Critics Association that viewers could face paying for channels they now receive free if digital recorders like TiVo and Replay TV which allow people to easily skip commercials go into wider use.
FOREVER SUED: A group of concert promoters filing a breach of contract lawsuit in Los Angeles against rocker Rod Stewart for backing out of a Latin American tour earlier this year.
MORE DRAMA AT CBS: Security guards at CBS' Television City lot stopping a car loaded with rifles and handguns as it tried to enter the facility Friday. The driver didn't make it in, but he reportedly was trying to get onto the set of American Idol. Fox said the man worked for a subcontractor but had never been on the set.
RECUPERATING: Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura released from the hospital Friday after he was admitted with a blood clot in his lung. A spokesman says he's doing "fine."
MOURNED: Famed Russian choreographer Yevgeny Panfilov, among the first to create a Russian modern dance group, discovered stabbed to death in his apartment in the Ural Mountains in the city of Perm, an apparent victim of a robbery, police confirmed Sunday. He was 47.
REMEMBERED: Photographer Yousuf Karsh, internationally known for his 1941 portrait of a defiant Winston Churchill and photos of public figures such as Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway, has died at the age of 93.
SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE: Joseph Cartagena, otherwise known as heavyweight rapper Fat Joe, turning himself in to New York police Wednesday facing charges of assault. Police say Joe and a member of his posse got into a brawl with another man at the B.B King Blues Club in May and broke his jaw.
REALITY BITES: Ex-Playboy pinup and upcoming E! star Anna Nicole Smith testifying against her ex-boyfriend in court, saying he pulled a knife on her and then left threatening messages on her answering machine.
HOUSTON HAS A PROBLEM: Whitney Houston leaking a new single from her upcoming album, "Whatcha Lookin' At," which takes aim at the press for talking about her personal life.
COURTHOUSE: Lawyers for Robert Blake asking a state appellate court to order a Van Nuys judge to hold a bail hearing for the actor. Blake is currently being held without bail in his wife's 2001 shooting death.
STITCHED UP: Disney announcing that its latest animated hit Lilo & Stitch will get a straight-to-video sequel and its own TV series. The sequel, tentatively titled Stitch! The Movie, is due out in 2003, while Stitch! The TV Series will hit the Disney Channel in fall 2003.
STORK REPORT: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and filmmaker-wife Rebecca Miller welcoming their second son several weeks ago. The pair already have one boy, Ronan, born in 1998.