LOST THAT LOVING FEELING? Recently Emmy'd Ray Romano telling the latest issue of TV Guide that he thinks Everybody Loves Raymond will probably last just one more season because he wants to go out on top.
AIN'T IT SWEET: Reese Witherspoon's romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama setting a record for a September debut, earning an estimated $37.5 million at the nation's theaters.
UNDER SEIGE: A New York judge allowing a $60 million suit to proceed against Steven Seagal. Former producing partner Julius Nasso claims the action hero reneged on a movie deal because of advice from his Buddhist spirtual adviser.
THEY GOT LEGS: After a two-year hiatus, ZZ Top resuming touring this week in Europe. The Texas trio had been on the shelf since bassist Dusty Hill contracted hepatits C in 2000. He know feels well enough to hit the road.
PAGING DR. FEELGOOD: Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil pleading not guilty on Friday to attacking a record producer outside a Hollywood nightclub. Neil is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from the April incident. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for November 19.
A REAL MOTLEY CREW: Meanwhile, Neil has will join M.C. Hammer, Webster's Emmanuel Lewis and Mindy Cohn from The Facts of Life for the WB's upcoming The Surreal Life, an unscipted show that will see them move into a house for two weeks and have their lives taped round-the-clock.
TERMINATED: Arnold Schwarzenegger sending a letter to a group in his hometown of Graz, Austria, requesting they not build an 82-foot Terminator statue in the city's park that would tower over more traditional statues. "[Arnold] was flattered but he thought it would be better to spend the money on social projects and the Special Olympics," the group's manager tells the Associated Press.
PURPLE POWER: Prince's Paisley Park Enterprises suing a Seattle-based Website for allegedly offering MP3 recordings of the rocker's Xenophobia concerts from this past June. The site's operator says he was merely linking to sites with the tracks and has since taken down any reference to Prince or his music from the site.
THEY LOVE ROCK 'N' ROLL: A camo-and-fishnet-clad Joan Jett performing two concerts for some 500 coalition troops in Bagram, Afghanistan, on Friday. Jett had played to 2,000 U.S. troops earlier in the week in Kandahar.
BOUNCED? The new Bon Jovi album, Bounce, may be delayed from its October 8 release date because of legal wrangling, Launch.com reports. The album's packaging contains a code to access exclusive Web-based content and a company that claims it created the software to access the site is suing label Universal music for payment.
AILING: Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson scheduled to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor next week in Stockholm. The cancer has forced the Swedish duo to cancel its European tour.
FOR THE RECORD: An autopsy revealing Drowning Pool lead singer David Wayne Williams died of natural causes on August 14 after suffering from heart failure caused by cadiomyopathy, a disease in which areas of heart muscle enlarge and thicken.
COMEBACK KID: British actor Henry Goodman, fired from Broadway's The Producers shortly after taking over for Nathan Lane, is coming back to boards in a revival of Moliere's Tartuffe opening January 9.
CODA: Folk singer Tim Rose ("Morning Dew") dead at age 62. He died last week following cancer surgery, according to his Website.
REMEMBERED: Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning news producer Arthur Lord died September 25 after battling an undisclosed illness. He was 60. Lord ran NBC's Saigon bureau during the Vietnam War.