ANOTHER SIGHTING: Jada Pinkett Smith telling People that she and husband Will Smith have seen Suri Cruise during a couple of visits to TomKat's Beverly Hills abode. "She's one of the sweetest babies I've ever met in my life," Pinkett Smith says. "She's an absolute beauty and she's Daddy's little girl."
SIGN O' THE TIMES: Prince, 48, and wife Manuela Testolini Nelson, 29, a former employee at the popster's Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, confirming plans to divorce after five years together. The marriage was Prince's second.
SPEAKING OF SPLITS: The divorce of former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, 54, and wife Pamela Bach, 42, becoming final on Wednesday. The couple, who split after 16 years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences, agreed to share custody of their two teenage daughters.
TRAVELS WITH THE HOFF: Meanwhile, British Airways officials refusing to allow the Hoff on a flight from London to L.A. this week, deeming him "unfit for travel." He was allowed to board another flight two hours later.
DOING IT MULTIPLE TIMES: Hasselhoff's onetime costar, Pamela Anderson, meanwhile, revealing Wednesday at a news conference for her new online poker site, PamelaPoker.com, that she plans to swap vows with Kid Rock in the next month in at least four different locales--St. Tropez, Malibu, the "Cowboy" singer's hometown of Detroit and Nashville.
THE SOUND OF A FALLOUT: Scarlett Johansson's camp rejecting assertions by Andrew Lloyd Webber that the thesp dropped out of starring in his London production of The Sound of Music after her diva-esque requests weren't met.
GETTING HER VOICE BACK: After three weeks in relative silence to allow her bruised vocal cords to recover, American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee co-hosted The View today and performs as well later tonight in Pittsburgh.
JUMP FOR PORN: Per the New York Post, Eddie Van Halen contributing two new songs, "Rise" and "Catherine," to the soundtrack of Sacred Sin, an adult film by porn director Ninn Worx, a good friend of the Van Halen musician. As to why he decided to make the move to X-rated fare, Van Halen said, "Michael Ninn is like Spielberg to me: the imagery, the way he makes things look, just sensual," Page Six quotes him as saying.
FIERY HOT: Lindsay Lohan hospitalized in Los Angeles Tuesday after she became "overheated and dehydrated" on the set of her upcoming film Georgia Rule. The actress' rep said she was given a vitamin B-12 shot and was "totally fine" after a good night of sleep.
OFF THE HOOK: The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office declining to file felony charges against Woody Harrelson in connection with an altercation with a photographer outside a Hollywood nightclub last month. Celebrity--one, paparazzo--zero.
RUFF RYDER: DMX refusing to accept a plea deal in White Plains, New York, stemming from his June arrest for multiple traffic violations, including driving without a license. The Grand Champ rapper explained why he rejected the offer after a recent court hearing: "It's not fair--$25,000 for traffic tickets? Come on. Let's keep it real."
BREAKING INTO THE BUSINESS: According to Variety, Amazon.com getting into moviemaking by optioning the screen rights to Keith Donohue's fantasy novel The Stolen Child, with plans to find a studio partner to make it into a full-fledged feature.
ON THE COUCH: Mark Wahlberg, creator of HBO's hit Entourage, signing on to executive produce In Treatment, a half-hour drama for the pay cable net following a therapist who's good at dispensing advice to his patients but has a hard time confronting his own issues while seeing a shrink.
NO DEAL: EMI, which has a roster of artists including Coldplay and Norah Jones, announcing Thursday it is giving up on plans to merge with Warner Music that would've created the world's second-largest music group, after an antitrust ruling vetoed a similar music-industry merger.
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST: The big five record labels, meanwhile, reaching a legal settlement with file-sharing network KaZaA that will see the latter pay more than $100 million in damages for enabling illegal downloading of copyrighted music and commit to going legit immediately.
GET ARRESTED: Arrested Development's syndication rights sold to MSN.com, G4 and HDNet, making Fox's now-cancelled series available on all three outlets through 2009.
SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: E! Entertainment Television (E! Online's corporate sibling) hopping on the iTunes train, making episodes of The Girls Next Door, The Soup, Dr. 90210 and The Simple Life: 'Til Death Do Us Part available on the download service for $1.99 a pop.