STILL HOT: A spokesperson for Coldplay reassuring fans that the band is not breaking up, despite Chris Martin's comment at the Brit Awards: "You won't see us at one of these for many, many years." The band took home Best British Album for X&Y and Best British Single for Speed of Sound.
KUDOS: The Kaiser Chiefs and James Blunt winning multiple awards at the Brit Awards Wednesday, the British equivalent of the Grammys.
WEDDING BELLS, AGAIN: Lisa Marie Presley marrying guitarist and music producer Michael Lockwood in a ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, her publicist said Thursday. It's the fourth marriage for Elvis' little girl.
BONDING EXPERIENCE: Mads Mikkelsen joining the cast of Casino Royale as James Bond's nemesis Le Chiffre, while French actress Eva Green will play Daniel Craig's love interest Vesper Lynd, producers announced Wednesday.
ROYAL COMPARISON: Britney Spears telling People magazine that she rarely takes her infant son outside because she fears the advances of aggressive paparazzi. "I mean, Princess Diana got killed by one of these people. They're crossing the line," the singer said.
PARENT TRAP: A California appellate court rejecting Michael Jackson's claim that Debbie Rowe relinquished her parental rights in a victory for Rowe in her custody battle over her children with the pop star.
SILENCE NOT SO GOLDEN: The New York police commissioner berating Busta Rhymes for withholding information about the slaying of his bodyguard, Israel Ramirez, last week outside a hip-hop video shoot.
ON THE MEND: Madonna recuperating after undergoing hernia surgery following her performance at the Grammy Awards and doing "absolutely fine," according to her spokeswoman.
BITCH IS BACK: Elton John winning undisclosed damages and an apology from London's Sunday Times after the paper published a story saying the singer had acted "in a self-important, arrogant and rude manner" at one of his AIDS charity functions.
ACTING IS HIS ANTI-DRUG: Philip Seymour Hoffman telling 60 Minutes he would never have achieved his level of success had he not kicked his substance abuse problem 16 years ago.
LITTLE BIT ROCK AND ROLL: Country crooner John Michael Montgomery arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence and possession of a controlled drug, police said.
IDOL ON TOP: American Idol crushing NBC's Olympic coverage with 27 million viewers Tuesday night compared to 16.1 million viewers, per Nielsen Media Research.
DOWN TO 24: The Idol judges selecting the final 12 guys and 12 girls for the competition Wednesday night.
ALL THAT JAZZ: Fats Domino, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as the city struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey paying a surprise visit to students at San Diego High School Wednesday for an upcoming Oprah Winfrey Show segment about the billionaire's school-reform efforts.
DIAPER DUTY: Cold Case star Danny Pino and his wife, Lilly, welcoming their first child together Wednesday, a son they named Luca Daniel Pino.