STEPHEN'S BOOK REPORT: Stephen Colbert inking a deal with Warner Books to write his own comedy tome riffing on the current state of affairs in the vein of the Daily Show's bestseller America.
HOST WITH THE MOST: Jon Stewart hosting the 65th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards June 5 in New York.
STRONG ENOUGH: In her first interview since undergoing breast cancer surgery, Sheryl Crow telling E! News Monday night that she's doing well. "I feel blessed and really lucky that it was caught so quickly," the rocker said. "I'm really, really enjoying life and seeing it kind of in a new light now."
CANNES DO? Sofia Coppola's new film, Marie-Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst in the title role, rumored to be holding its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The full festival slate will be unveiled Apr. 20.
HITTING THE ROAD: The New York Post reporting Barbra Streisand plans to mount yet another farewell tour, the diva's first since 2000, playing 20 arena shows around the country this fall.
OUT OF THE SLAMMER: C-Murder, aka Corey Miller, released from a Louisiana jail and placed under house arrest. The rapper, who posted a $500,000 bond, is awaiting retrial on a second-degree murder charge.
FOR A GOOD CAUSE: A ceramic bowl painted by Richard Pryor featuring a self-portrait of the legendary comedian snagging $7,099 in an online auction benefiting an Ohio animal rights group.
LIKE SPINNING PLATES: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke rejecting a meeting with Tony Blair on behalf of charity Friends of the Earth, saying the British prime minister has "no environmental credentials" and adding that he was sick of dealing with the Labour Party's "spin doctors."
HOW'S YOUR DRIVING? Meanwhile, Radiohead announcing plans to hit the road for a limited series of club and festival dates this summer in Europe and the U.S., including Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival on June 17.
KICK OUT THE JAMS: Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Billy Kruetzmann added to the list of performers at the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York City's Madison Square Garden Theater on April 20. Hart will also co-emcee.
HE'S BACK? The 10th season of South Park premiering Wednesday with an episode titled "The Return of Chef!" No word on whether Isaac Hayes, who quit the show earlier this month, will return to voice the character.
AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE: Electronic Arts' highly anticipated The Godfather videogame hitting stores today.
RIDING ONTO DVD: Brokeback Mountain being released on DVD Apr. 4--while the movie's still playing in theaters.
BRING THEM HOME: Susan Sarandon, Michael Stipe, Moby and peace activist Cindy Sheehan participating in 'Bring 'Em Home Now!, an antiwar concert in New York Monday night marking the third anniversary of the war in Iraq.
SUPERNATURAL: Carlos Santana, meanwhile, telling reporters in Peru his philosophy is one of love and peace, the antithesis of President George W. Bush's. "I live in the present and I try to present a dimension that brings harmony and healing," the rocker said. "My concept is the opposite of George W. Bush."
VEGAS BABY: Pamela Anderson snapping up a two-bedroom penthouse condo at Panorama Towers, a $1 billion luxury high-rise now under construction just west of the Las Vegas strip.
EXTRA! EXTRA! The Circle Co., a producer of the Oscar-winning film Chicago, slapping Miramax with a $10 million lawsuit claiming it failed to pony up its share of the profits from the movie.
EXPANDING: Per the Hollywood Reporter, Cartoon Network announcing it plans to kick off its popular Adult Swim a half-hour earlier Monday through Thursday--at 10:30 p.m.--with episodes of Futurama, and run through 5 a.m.
REAL-LIFE ELECTION: Also in the Reporter, married political consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin set to star in Election, a Lifetime reality series pitting them against one another as they advise candidates in a high school election.
ON THE REBOUND: Jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain, 75, recuperating after undergoing quadruple heart bypass surgery in New Orleans Monday night.
LOOKING FOR AL: Al Pacino headlining the Los Angeles stage production of Oscar Wilde's Salome from Apr. 14 to May 14 at the Wadsworth Theatre.
DELLA'S DESIGNS: Touched by an Angel star Della Reese introducing her own fashion line for larger women, dubbed Della Reese Fashions, on the Home Shopping Network Apr. 4.
MOVIN' TO COURT: A dancer-actress who claims she was sexually harassed on the Broadway musical Movin' Out and was wrongfully fired because of a toe injury suing the producers for $100 million.