RUDE AWAKENING: George Michael arrested in London late Saturday on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was discovered slumped over the steering wheel of a car, police said. The singer made bail and was ordered to return to a police station in late March, pending further investigation.
DANCING MOVES: Drew Lachey triumphing on Dancing with the Stars Sunday night, beating out pro wrestler Stacy Keibler and NFL great Jerry Rice for the victory.
RAPPED: Hip-hop titan and Dancing with the Stars also-ran Master P ordered to stand trial in Los Angeles on a gun charge along with his brother Silkk the Shocker. They are due back in court for arraignment on Mar. 13.
BEAUTIFUL DAY: Chilean President Ricardo Lagos presenting Bono with the Pablo Neruda Artistic and Cultural Merit Medal, the country's highest award for the arts, on Sunday.
SWEETEST THING: The members of U2 also receiving Amnesty International's annual Ambassadors of Conscience award in a backstage ceremony shortly before performing in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday.
GETTING WHACKED: Sopranos creator David Chase telling the New York Times that the HBO Mob drama will definitely end next year, but that he can't say that it won't hit the big screen at some point.
CHARITY CASE Molly Ringwald playing Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity when the Broadway musical goes on the road this fall.
CRACKING THE CODE: A Random House lawyer claiming in court that two authors suing the publisher of The Da Vinci Code for copyright violations are making "wild allegations." The authors claim that parts of their book, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, were the basis for Dan Brown's hit novel.
BEYOND GLITTER: Mariah Carey signing on to star in Tennessee, an indie drama, in which she'll play a waitress. The film is scheduled to begin shooting this spring.
ONE FOR THE MEMOIRS: Memoirs of a Geisha winning top honors at the 20th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards Sunday.
GOODBYE, MR. FURLEY: Irrepressible comic actor Don Knotts, who played landlord Ralph Furley on Three's Company and Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, died of lung cancer Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 81.
MOURNED: Hollywood vet Darren McGavin, best known as the grouchy dad in A Christmas Story and as the ghost-chasing star of Night Stalker, died Saturday of natural causes. He was 83.
REMEMBERED: Dennis Weaver, star of classic TV series Gunsmoke and McCloud, died Friday of complications from cancer. He was 81.
REGROUPING: The surviving members of Alice in Chains hitting the road this summer for the band's first tour since the death of frontman Layne Stanley from a drug overdose in 2002.
RECOVERING: Sheryl Crow announcing Friday that her breast cancer surgery was successful and that she will begin radiation treatment. The Grammy winner has postponed her North American tour to focus on her recovery.
WELL DONE: Billy Elliott stars James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower, who alternate the title role in the stage production, winning Best Actor in a Musical at Britain's Olivier Awards Sunday. Jane Krakowski winning Best Actress in a Musical for Guys and Dolls.