GOOD MORNING, BAGRAAAAAM! Comedian Robin Williams completing a tour of U.S. bases in Afghanistan on Sunday, where he entertained the troops with a rapid-fire routine poking fun at everything from Ted Turner and ex-wife Jane Fonda to Oprah Winfrey.
END OF DAYS: Lisa Rinna announcing that her character, Billie Reed, will exit Days of Our Lives in mid-December.
TOO REAL: Michell Parma, a cast member on the third season of MTV's Road Rules, killed in a weekend car accident in Texas.
INTO THE FRYER? The Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement staff informing domestic diva Martha Stewart that it plans to recommend filing civil securities fraud charges against her regarding her controversial sale of ImClone stock, according to the Wall Street Journal.
MUGGLE ALERT! The Scotsman reporting that Warner Brothers has registered three more Harry Potter titles as trademarks, hinting that J.K. Rowling's best-selling fantasy series could go beyond seven books. The extra titles were Harry Potter and the Alchemist's Cell, Harry Potter and the Chariots of Light and Harry Potter and the Pyramids of Furmat. Rowling has denied the
POTTER ADD: Alas, Rowling's agent has dismissed British media speculation she may be planning an extra book. "The plan is to have only seven books in the series," rep Neil Blair told Reuters. "There is no truth in the rumors."
RING-ING IN: The Ring, starring Naomi Watts as a reporter trying to solve the serial murder deaths of videotape viewers, rang up $15 million as the new number one movie over the weekend.
TOO CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Steven Spielberg obtaining a restraining order against a woman who allegedly stalked the director and his family and who claimed Spielberg implanted a mind-control device in her brain, People.com reports.
SURFACING: Gwyneth Paltrow turning up in London on Sunday night to help the British Film Institute honor Miramax Films cochairman Harvey and Bob Weinstein. It's one of the first public appearances the actress has made since the death of her father, director Bruce Paltrow, on October 2.
JERSEY-BOUND: Will Smith set to make a cameo appearance in director Kevin Smith's upcoming film, Jersey Girl, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.
BUSTED? Kelly Osbourne, 17, allegedly photographed drinking alcohol in Sydney, Australia, in violation of the country's underage drinking laws. Police are investigating.
PULLING OUT: British rockers Oasis nixing their Wednesday concert in the Philippines after a series of recent terror bombings in the region.
NEW ADDITION: Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs signing a reunited New Edition to his Bad Boy Records label. Bad Boy will distribute New Edition's next album, due out in the spring of 2003.AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT: After a successful five-season run, NBC axing its award-winning drama Providence. A two-hour series finale will air December 20.
RAPPED: A man traveling aboard Kid Rock's tour bus and claiming to be the rap-rocker's personal assistant charged with drug possession after a concert in West Palm Beach Sunday. Rock and his band were not aboard the bus at the time of the arrest.
ROSIE-COLORED GLASSES: Rosie O'Donnell hiring a high-profile criminal defense lawyer to help two Florida boys accused of fatally beating their father. A judge recently tossed the boys' second-degree murder conviction, and ordered both sides to try to settle the case through mediation.
BACK TOGETHER: The New York Daily News reporting that Latin crooner Marc Anthony and wife Dayanara Torres have mended their marraige three months after separating and plan to renew their vows in a grand wedding in Puerto Rico the first week in December.
WHAT A GIRL WANTS? Government officials in Thailand upset with Christina Aguilera's sexy new music video, "Dirrty," which shows a Thai-language billboard in the background that alludes to the country's sex industry. One such poster reads, "Young underage girls," prompting local stations not to air the video.
HOT IN THERRE: A fan fatally stabbed during a Nelly concert Saturday in Chula Vista, California. A second fan remains hospitalized.
SOLID GOLD: British actors, musicians and athletes allowing their body parts to be cast and finished in gold to be auctioned off online by Internet company Tiscali to aid Breast Cancer Care. Actor Jude Law gave away a sculpture of his six-pack stomach, while Atomic Kitten member Jenny Frost had her posterior, including G-string, done.THE WAR ON DRUGS: West Wing star Martin Sheen helping raise more than $5 million for the 12&12 facility, a substance abuse treatment center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
SCARED STIFF: Actress Angelina Jolie telling the Associated Press she's terrified her adopted son will step on a mine in his native Cambodia, where she is building a home.
KILLER QUEEN! About 500 Queen fans turning out to watch the legendary British band famous for "Bohemian Rhapsody" get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Saturday.
KID A: Radiohead winning Q Magazine's Best Act in the World Today Award Monday for the second year running for their critically acclaimed album Amnesiac, while Coldplay snagged Best Album for the second year in a row for A Rush of Blood to the Head.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Alice Cooper opening his latest haunted house attraction, Alice Cooper's Nightmare: The Breakdown, in Phoenix. It stays open through November 2.