TOO CANDID CAMERA: One of the women seen in the Scott Stapp-Kid Rock sex tape filing a lawsuit against the Internet sites that planned to sell the video, according to the Smoking Gun Website. She also named Stapp as a defendant, since it was his copy that apparently was leaked.
CONVICTED: A judge in Vietnam sentencing Gary Glitter to three years in prison and ordering him deported to Britain once his term is complete after the faded British glam rocker was found guilty of molesting two underage girls at his seaside villa last year.
PAYING TRIBUTE: On Apr. 25, Bruce Springsteen releasing We Shall Overcome/The Seeger Sessions, an album of Pete Seeger covers.
MOURNED: Johnny Jackson, the former drummer for the Jackson 5 and a cousin of the Jackson family, found stabbed to death in his home in Gary, Indiana.
CURSES! Executives at CW, originally the WB, axing Charmed after eight seasons. The series finale will air on May 21.
IDOL REJECTS: Four more contestants, Brenna Gethers, Heather Cox, David Radford and Jose "Sway" Penala, getting the boot on Thursday night's edition of American Idol. Sixteen contestants are now left.
CAST OUT: Bobby Mason, the 32-year-old attorney from Los Angeles, the latest castaway evicted from Survivor: Panama--Exile Island Thursday night.
STRAIGHT UP SECURITY SCARE: In keeping frenzied fans at bay from Paula Abdul when she was running late for a flight in Las Vegas, Southwest Airlines allowed her to board without going through security. The incident resulted in the entire plane having to be rescreened when it got to Burbank.
NEWSWORTHY: Google teaming up with ABC News to offer live, daily up-to-the-minute webcasts of World News Now, as well as the most popular stories on Google News and mobile content.
ICING A VICTORY: Kristy Swanson and skating partner Lloyd Eisler, who sparked a scandal when he left his pregnant wife to be with the actress, slipping past Jillian Barberie and John Zimmerman to win Fox's Skating with Celebrities Thursday night.
SMELL DESPERATE: Touchstone Television and Coty Inc. teaming up to develop a new perfume inspired by Desperate Housewives. It will hit stores in the fall.
BACK TO HIS ROOTS: Per Variety, John Travolta will play housewife Edna Turnblad opposite Queen Latifah in the big-screen version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Hairspray, hitting theaters in summer 2007.
HEADED FOR THE TUBE: Actor-writer-director Tyler Perry, who topped the box office last weekend with Madea's Family Reunion, signing a deal with indie firm Debmar-Mercury to develop an original TV comedy series, House of Payne, for first-run syndication. Perry won't star but plans to make occasional guest appearances.
GIVE HIM BACK HIS DOUGH: Leonard Cohen winning a default judgment of $9.5 million against his former business manager who alleged raided the singer's retirement account, leaving Cohen with just a $150,000.
TRIAL RUN: A Sept. 18 trial date set in the slander case against Paris Hilton. The Simple Life star is accused of planting "vicious lies" about heiress Zeta Graff in the New York Post, according to the lawsuit. The two sides have until May 15 to settle out of court.
KEEPING THE FAITH: Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, snagging the rights to the sci-fi novel The Sparrow as a possible starring vehicle. The story follows a Jesuit priest who joins a mission to another planet, only to provoke a war between two warring races.
KEEPING THE FAITH TOO: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe taking top honors at the 14th annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Thursday for the most inspiring movie of 2005 and the best family film. Other flicks singled out for trophies included Pride & Prejudice, Madagascar and March of the Penguins.
GEE, WHAT A SURPRISE: The U.S. Justice Department launching a probe into possible price fixing by the rapidly growing online music industry. No word yet what companies are under investigation.