BOXOFFICE: Whether king, pauper or love struck artist Leonardo DiCaprio's heartthrob status means dollars at the box-office. Two times $17.5 million is the estimate this week as The Man in the Iron Mask tied with record breaking Titanic as No 1.

TITANIC EDDY: The top grossing epic and leading Oscar contender continues to ride a victory wave this awards season. Saturday night James Cameron's mammoth production landed the best feature film honor (dubbed an Eddie) from the American Cinema Editors.

FREEDOM: Christian Slater was released from jail at 2 a.m. Saturday morning after 59 days in the pen for drug and battery charges. The actor got his 90-day sentenced reduced for good behavior.

MAKING AMENDS: Tommy Lee was in court Friday to pay $17,500 to a paparazzo he roughed up outside a club two years ago. At one point, the bad-boy drummer extended his hand to the photog and tried to apologize.

TOMMY ADD: In addition to the payment, Lee was ordered to undergo anger-management counseling as part of his sentence. He still faces a civil suit for hitting the cameraman.

IN DENIAL? When asked outside court if he has a problem managing his anger, Tommy said: "As a matter of fact, no I don't have a problem with my temper."

KING LEO: This weekend MGM has booked more than 3,100 screens for The Man in the Iron Mask--the studio's biggest roll-out ever--in an attempt to bump Titanic out of the No. 1 spot at the box office.

MURPHY MOVES ON: The cast of CBS' Murphy Brown wrapped their final episode Friday. Candice Bergen and company were joined by Julia Roberts, Bette Midler and George Clooney for the show, which airs May 18.

PLEADING: Filmmaker James Orr has entered a plea of not guilty to beating gal-pal Farrah Fawcett. Orr's trial is set for April 17.

D'OH: Is it the end of Springfield as we know it? According to a report in Daily Variety, the actors who voice The Simpsons are pulling a Friends, petitioning en masse for hefty pay hike.

FAB FOREVER: An executive for EMI-Capitol Records says his label will release more Beatles' rarities next year to "re-promote this band to a new audience."

KEEP OFF: A Massachusetts community is the latest to say no to Paul Newman and Kevin Costner's new movie, Message in a Bottle. The production would mess up the grass, locals say.

OFF THE ROW: Snoop Doggy Dogg made his separation from Death Row Records official Friday, signing a deal with Master P's No Limit label. Snoops new album is due August 4.

COURT & COURTNEY: Despite legal threats from Courtney Love, a San Francisco company is about to release the contoversial documentary Kurt and Courtney nationwide. Love says the film contains false and malicious statements about her.

HUNTER/HUNTED: Michael Moore, who made a splash chasing around GM honcho Roger Smith in the acclaimed Roger & Me, doesn't like being the chasee. An indie filmmaker has been following Moore with a camera, trying to him to sit down for an interview.

X-COUNTRY FILES: The X-Files hits the road this weekend as the show's traveling expo lands in a semi-abandoned military base south of L.A. Skinner, Smoking Man and X will be spreading the disinformation and signing autographs.

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