THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: Crash scoring a surprise upset in the Best Picture category at the 78th Annual Academy Awards, beating out frontrunner Brokeback Mountain for the win.
BEST OF THE THESPS: Reese Witherspoon winning Best Actress for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line and Philip Seymour Hoffman winning Best Actor for his turn as Truman Capote in Capote.
EXTRA SUPPORT: George Clooney winning Best Supporting Actor for Syriana and Rachel Weisz winning Best Supporting Actress for The Constant Gardner.
AT THE HELM: Ang Lee winning Best Director for Brokeback Mountain. In total, the gay cowboy film picked up three of the eight Oscars for which it was nominated.
MADEA, ENCORE: Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion finished atop the box office for the second weekend in a row, grossing an estimated $13 million. Newcomer 16 Blocks, starring Bruce Willis and Mos Def, finished in second place with $11.7 million.
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.
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.
STRAIGHT UP SECURITY SCARE: Paula Abdul causing security breach at Las Vegas airport after she was escorted to her plane without undergoing a security check. Upon landing in Burbank, Southwest Airlines was forced to re-screen all passengers.
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.
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.
LYLE LOVED IN TEXAS: Lyle Lovett receiving the AMD Live Soundtrack Award, honoring artists for their contributions to Texas film. Former Gov. Ann Richards will preside over the ceremony, which will also recognize Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Cybill Shepherd and JoBeth Williams.
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.