REPEAT PERFORMANCE: Bruce Willis' The Fifth Element led the box-office competition for a second weekend in a row.
PROTEST VOTE: The Cannes judges gave the Golden Palm award to Abbas Kiarostami, the Iranian director nearly banned by his government from attending the festival. A second Golden Palm went to Japan's Shohei Imamura.
RECORD WEEK: It's a big week for album releases with Michael Jackson, the Foo Fighters and other name artists all pushing their new wares.
GREAT WHITE WAY: Disney opens its New Amsterdam Theater in the Times Square area Sunday, in a major step toward the revitalization of the fabled New York neighborhood.
MAXI MINI: NBC launches The Odyssey Sunday, the most ambitious of the miniseries in this sweeps season.
DEATH: Pioneering post-war Italian director Giuseppe De Santis died in Rome of a heart attack at 80 on Friday. He was best known for 1949's Bitter Rice.
PRETTY WOMAN: Miss USA, Brook Mahealani Lee won the Miss Universe Pageant Friday night. She's from Hawaii and is of mixed Korean, European and Hawaiian heritage.
DO GIVE A DAMN: Officials in Atlanta dedicated the restored apartment building where Margaret Mitchell wrote the book Gone With the Wind Friday, as a shrine to the author.
SHE'S MELTING: Critics savaged Roseanne's portrayal of the Wicked Witch in a Broadway production of The Wizard of Oz. Daily Variety wrote "Stiff and humorless, she does a standard-issue green-faced witch with no more finesse than could be seen at any community theater Halloween pageant."
DINO BURGER: On Monday, Burger King starts selling dinosaur-decorated watches as a promo for The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg's next epic, due in the theaters May 31.
OFF THE RACK: Eighty of Princess Diana's gowns go on sale next month to raise money for AIDS and cancer research but you can buy the leather-bound catalogue now for $2,040.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Paula Thomaz, the ex-wife of Brazilian TV-soap star Guilherme de Padua, was convicted of murdering his co-star Daniela Perez in 1992. He was also found guilty in the murder in January, in a case that turned around sex, jealousy and ratings.