PIRATES BOOTY: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest taking in $135.6 million at the box office, setting a new record for best three-day opening ever, according to studio estimates. The previous record was held by 2002's Spider-Man, which took in $114.8 million over its three-day opening. Sorry, Spidey, looks like a little Depp'll do ya.
ZIT FREE: Lindsay Lohan joining Jessica Simpson, Diddy, Kelly Clarkson and Vanessa Williams as an admitted celebrity acne sufferer and signing on as the new face of Proactiv.
IN BLACK AND WHITE: Angelina Jolie signing on to the animated film Kung Fu Panda as the voice of Tigress, a martial arts master who helps train Po the Panda (voiced by Jack Black) in kung fu. The film is slated for a May 2008 release.
PASSING: Screen legend June Allyson, who starred opposite James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie heroes, died Saturday after a long illness, her daughter said. She was 88.
CLOCKING IN: Peter MacNicol joining the cast of 24 as the guy who isn't Kiefer Sutherland. No, the other one.
MATCH MADE IN REALITY: Extreme Makeover dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman and former Apprentice contestant Jennifer Murphy tying the knot Friday in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, per People. Judging by the fact that Donald Trump was in attendance, it doesn't seem like Murphy has any hard feelings about being fired.
SURVIVING MARRIAGE: Survivor: Palau and Guatemala castaway Stephenie LaGrossa marrying her longtime boyfriend Michael Ward Friday in New Jersey. The wedding's theme was "Life's a Beach." How fitting.
OFF THE WALL: Former Michael Jackson associate F. Marc Schaffel, who is suing Jackson for $1.6 million in allegedly unpaid loans and other fees, claiming on the stand Friday that Jackson once sent him to Brazil to look into adopting some boys. Jackson's attorney dismissing the claim as a smear attempt, but somewhere, we imagine, Prince Michael and Blanket are shedding tears of inadequacy.
GOING SOLO: Nick Lachey launching his first-ever solo tour in support of his album What's Left of Me, Jive Records announced Monday. He better get used to the feeling of being alone--something's telling us this won't be a real hot ticket.
KEEP IT DIRTY: An appeals judge ruling that companies which sanitize VHS and DVD copies of movies in order to remove profanity, sex and violence are in violation of copyright laws and ordering companies including CleanFlicks, Play It Clean Video and CleanFilms to stop "producing, manufacturing, creating" and renting edited movies and to turn over their inventories to Hollywood studios. Time for the kiddies to learn what PG-13 really means.
THEY DO--AGAIN: Brigitte Nielsen wedding her fifth husband, former model Mattia Dessi, in Italy on Saturday, People reports. The two had tied the knot previously in February 2005, but the nuptials were deemed illegal because Nielsen was inconveniently still married to her fourth husband, former race-car driver Raoul Meyer.
MOURNED: Emmy-winning soap star Benjamin Hendrickson, who played Chief of Detectives Hal Munson on As the World Turns for more than 20 years, committed suicide this week with a gunshot to the head, police said Monday. He was discovered dead in bed at his Long Island home, after concerned neighbors alerted officials.
REMEMBERED: Jack Smith, a recording artist and songwriter who hosted the television show You Asked for It, died July 3 of leukemia, according to a friend. He was 92.