GIRL, INTERRUPTED: Winona Ryder's shoplifting trial, slated to begin today in Beverly Hills, has been pushed back to October 15. Both the judge and Ryder's legal team had scheduling conflicts.
CLOSER TO FREEDOM? Despite prosecutors' objections, a California judge setting Robert Blake's bail hearing for this Wednesday.
RED ALERT: Red Dragon, a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs, debuted with $36.5 million, enough for this prequel to the serial killer franchise to dominate as this week's number one movie, but not close to the $58 million debut of Hannibal last year.
WEDDING STORY: My Big Fat Greek Wedding taking in an estimated $8.2 million over the weekend to bring its dowry to $147.7 million. That makes the romantic comedy the highest grossing independent movie ever, surpassing the $140.5 million scared up by The Blair Witch Project.
PAYING TRIBUTE: A posthumous album by Aaliyah scheduled for release in November, according to Time magazine. The disc will include several new songs, as well as old hits and remixes of other tunes in her catalog. The R&B starlet died in a plane crash in August 2001.
BECAUSE HE CARES: U2 frontman Bono set to receive the Recording Academy's 2003 MusiCares Person of the Year Award. Bono's being honored for his accomplishments as a musician and humanitarian. A special tribute dinner will be held in New York on February 21, 2003.
RECOVERING: The executive producer of 7th Heaven telling TV Guide online that series regular Barry Watson is free from cancer, five months after announcing he had Hodgkin's disease. Hampton says Watson will get his last dose of chemotherapy on Wednesday.
HOSPITALIZED: The two-year-old daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost rushed to a London hospital after swallowing part of an Ecstasy pill at a children's party. The child, whose name is Iris, picked the pill up off the floor of a club where it had been left by ravers the night before. She has since been given a clean bill of health.
DR. STRANGELOVE: Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush signing on to portray the late Peter Sellers in HBO's biopic The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Stephen Hopkins will helm the project, which begins shooting next summer in London.
ON THE BEAT: Actor Ed O'Neill tapped to play Joe Friday in Dick Wolf's remake of Dragnet. The former Married...With Children star replaces Danny Huston, who dropped out of the role last week. The show debuts on ABC in January.
LOST AND FOUND: Five hundred photographs of the Beatles, many of them unpublished, discovered in the archives of a Scottish university, where they have been gathering dust for more than 30 years.
SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS SOONER: Jackie Chan receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. To show his appreciation, the action star said he promised to make better movies.
EVERLASTING: The WB picking up a full 22-episode season of its new drama Everwood, making it the first fall drama on any network to get a "back nine" order.
COPYING MICKEY: The Supreme Court hearing a case this Wednesday brought by an Internet publisher that could put Disney's Mickey Mouse and other characters into the public domain, potentially costing movie studios and heirs of authors and composers millions of dollars in royalty revenue.
TALK-SHOW SHUFFLE: MSNBC replacing its 7 p.m. gabber Nachman with Countdown: Iraq, a Middle East-centered news show anchored by Lester Holt and launching October 7.
DEAL BREAKER? A deal for small Webcasters to pay a rate of between 8 to 12 percent of revenues as royalty payments to record labels may not become law unless musicians and record companies agree on how to distribute the millions of dollars in anticipated royalties.
GIVING BACK: Actor David Keith to teach acting and filmmaking at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee.
ON STAGE: Liev Schreiber joining Sigourney Weaver in Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat, a new post-September 11 drama about a man's affair with an older woman. The show opens December 18 at Broadway's Acorn Theater.