TOP OF THE NEWS: Being The Preacher's Wife brought Whitney Houston three NAACP Image Awards Saturday night, honoring both her singing and acting in the film.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: It will be Striptease vs. The Island of Dr. Moreau for worst film of the year when the Golden Raspberry nominations, or spoof Oscars, will be announced tomorrow.

APPEARING: Making his first live television appearance since his son was killed, Bill Cosby will narrate a Jackie Robinson tribute at ESPN's annual awards show tomorrow. The tribute marks the 50th anniversary of Robinson's breaking baseball's color barrier.

PROTESTING: About a dozen seventh- and eighth-graders joined a teacher to ask a city council outside Boston to ban a February 21 concert by shock-rockers Marilyn Manson. This is the second during its tour that the band has faced local backlash.

FLUSH: Britain's Duchess of York said Sunday she had cleared a $6.89 million bank overdraft and planned to move to a smaller house to help pay a $2.62 million tax bill.

YABBA DABBA D'OH: The Simpsons passed The Flintstones tonight as the longest-running primetime cartoon series in TV history.

BOX OFFICE: Star Wars continued its box office dominance pulling in an estimated $22.7 million this weekend to top the debut of Dante's Peak, which earned about $18.6 million. The weekend's other big debut film, The Beautician and the Beast finished a distant third with $4.0 million.

C'EST BON: Ridicule picked up the Cesar prize for best film in France's version of the Oscars. The glitzy ceremony took place Saturday evening.

TAKERS: At a meeting of the International Radio & Television Society Friday, executives at ABC, CBS and Fox all said they would ante up $4 million per episode for Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld and his three co-stars are reportedly seeking $1 million each per show.

DONATING: Stephen King and his wife Tabitha are going to give $4 million to their alma mater, the University of Maine. King, who graduated in 1970, handed over a check for $1 million Friday and promised to do the same in each of the next three years. The money will go toward new faculty and scholarships.

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