SIBLING RIVALRY: Madame Tussauds New York unveiling a wax figure of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt Wednesday, complete with an African-themed nursery and wax figures of proud parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Maddox and Zahara Jolie-Pitt failing to make the cut.
WHAT IS BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS IT: Ken Jennings, the Jeopardy! champ who collected $2.5 million in a 74-game winning streak, blasting the show and its host in a rant on his official Website in which he referred to Alex Trebek as the "Trebektron 4000." We'd suspected as much, but are grateful for the clarification.
PRIME REAL ESTATE: Donald Trump receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Great, does this mean every reality star is going to be eligible?
PIANO MAN: Nicolas Cage signing on to star as Liberace in a new biopic, TMZ.com reports. Elvis, we could see. Liberace? Seems a bit of a stretch.
WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE: Julia Roberts serving as coproducer on an upcoming feature film based on the American Girl doll characters.
ROCK ON: The Rolling Stones kicking off the North American leg of their Bigger Bang tour Sept. 20 in Boston. That is, if Keith Richards can stay grounded.
PAY UP: Oscar, yes, paycheck, no. Crash principles still waiting to cash in, per the New York Times. Lionsgate placing the blame on producer Bob Yari, who claims all have been paid appropriately.
KUDOS: Stevie Wonder named a recipient of the National Civil Rights Museum's 2006 Freedom Awards.
BLAME GAME: Lindsay Lohan dropping her accusations that Paris Hilton hacked her BlackBerry and used it to send harassing messages to people on her buddy list. Lohan's rep telling the New York Post that though the "wording of the messages sounds very familiar," the actress no longer holds Hilton accountable and is having her lawyers look into it. Hmmm...we wonder what phrases this "familiar wording" could have included.
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley's estranged husband, responding to reports that he had an affair with a teenage employee during his marriage by issuing a public apology in the New York Post. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse," Cook said through his lawyer, who told the paper his client is hoping for a reconciliation. Brinkley's rep telling the Associated Press he did not believe she would ask him to issue a response.
SCENT OF DESPERATION: Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry telling TV Guide that he is "building up to a huge hostage situation in a supermarket" for the upcoming third season and that a leading character will be murdered. That should get the attention of the Emmy nominating committee...maybe.
GETTING BOOTED: Clint Eastwood, Ann-Margret, Joan Leslie, Powers Boothe and Buddy Van Horn among those being honored at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's 24th Annual Golden Boot Awards, which celebrate the individuals who have furthered the tradition of the Western on film and on television.
THEY'LL BE THERE FOR YOU: Warner Bros. Television reaching an agreement with Apple to sell the first season of Friends through the iTunes Music Store for the relatively bargain price of $27.99 for the entire 24-episode season. Considering that some of those episodes revolve around the "Marcel the monkey" storyline, they're wise to keep prices competitive.
MODEL BEHAVIOR: May Andersen, the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model accused of hitting a flight attendant on a plane from Amsterdam to Miami will participate in an anger management program under an agreement announced Tuesday. Add Naomi Campbell to the mix, and there's a potentially great reality show in the making.
LIKE A CONTROVERSY: Madonna's video for "Like a Prayer" topping MTV's list of the Top 100 Videos That Broke the Rules. Britney Spears' "Baby, One More Time" coming in second and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was third.
SLAMMER TIME: Arvel Jett Reeves, one of two men who pleaded guilty to installing digital video recorders to tape Michael Jackson on a private jet flight to Santa Barbara where he was turning himself in on child molestation charges in 2003, sentenced to eight months in prison.
EXPECTANT FACTOR: Gillian Anderson pregnant with her second child, People reports. The father is businessman Mark Griffiths. Anderson has an 11-year-old daughter from her first marriage; her second marriage to foreign correspondent Julian Ozanne ended in April.
BEAM HIM UP: The remains of Star Trek star James Doonan to be blasted into space in October, the company organizing the launch said Monday. Houston-based Space Services originally planned to blast Doonan's ashes into the atmosphere last year, but delayed the flight in order to do more tests on the rocket. This time, Doonan's remains will return to Earth with the rocket after a short flight, before being sent into orbit in December or January.
SEE YA: PBS Kids Sprout network firing Melanie Martinez, the host of the Good Night Show, after learning she appeared in videos called Technical Virgin before taking her job as the host of the children's show. Yeah, that'd do it.
IN TUNE: Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan and Cyndi Lauper among the artists taking part in the new Fox series Celebrity Duets, which pairs singers with celebrities trying to prove they can carry a note. The celebrity participants have yet to be announced--they're still waiting to learn who made the cut for Surreal Life.