BREAKING NUDE: Playgirl will go to press with nude pics of Leo in its July issue, the New York Post reports. The mag's editor says she quit because the hot shots are an invasion of privacy.
AND LATE KIRK CAMERON: The Disney Channel's out to cash in on Leo Mania, too. Starting today, it'll re-run episodes from the 1991-92 season of Growing Pains featuring early DiCaprio.
BRAND NEW BAG: It's 90 days of drug rehab for legendary soul screecher James Brown. The singer got his sentence after pleading no contest to weapons charges. HONEYMOON'S OVER: Miramax Films denies rumors that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's original screenplay for Good Will Hunting ain't all that. A whispering campaign aims to torpedo the Golden Guys' Oscar shot.
BIRDS OF PREY: The Eagles say they're not picking on an eagle-preservation group by filing a lawsuit--they've threatened other eagle-named nature groups with the same thing.
EAGLES ADD: The reputedly nervy eagle sanctuary has twice named two of its birds after Eagles songs--"Desperado" and "Best of My Love," the ticked-off band charges.
LITTLE GIRL LOST: The makers of Lolita may take their spurned $62 million movie to Showtime--making it the most expensive straight-to-cable movie ever, the New York Times says.
CHEERS! To go to trial today in Los Angeles, the case of the cast and crew of Frasier versus the deli. The TV types say the eatery's turkey sandwiches made them sick.
BOGUS BYE-BYE: Heard about the storyline for the last Seinfeld--the one with the gang going Hollywood and getting dream jobs? It's bogus, producers say.
STAT OF THE DAY: The Show About Nothing is the No. 1 show among TV households with incomes $75,000-plus, a new study shows.
TOE-TAPPER: The folkie formerly known as Cat Stevens-- now the devout Muslim Yusuf Islam--released his first record in 21 years today, a CD inspired by the Bosnian war.
POOPED OUT: Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been ordered to cool it--the better to recover from "something like the flu."
HE WUZ ROBBED! Garth Brooks made it into an exhibition game Sunday as a pinch-runner for baseball's San Diego Padres. The country superstar got forced out at second.
PAPER FAKER? The man who sold faked documents that "proved" President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe had an affair has been arrested on fraud charges.
FASHION POLICE: Anti-sweatshop protesters Monday picketed the New York TV studio where part-time clothing maven Kathie Lee Gifford tapes her talk show.
EX-CON: Christian Slater is a free man--sprung Saturday after 59 days in the pen for drug and battery charges.
GRINCH? A Detroit publishing company is suing 20th Century Fox, alleging it stole the idea for the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy, Jingle All the Way, from one of its authors.
ANCHORS AWAY? ABC News calls speculative a Hollywood Reporter item that says Good Morning America news reader Kevin Newman will become the new Charles Gibson.
CURTAIN UP: Broadway musicians and producers have settled money matters--averting a potential strike by the orchestra-pit people.
OVEREXPOSED: The Spice Girls and Spanish photographers are clashing over the popsters' request for total image control at two upcoming concerts there.
BRITISH INVASION: The Beatles and the Rolling Stones top the list of the 100 greatest rockers, according to a VH1 survery of today's recording stars.
HEE HAW! Add Diamond Rio ("Meet in the Middle") to the membership ranks of the Grand Ole Opry. The band got the invite over the weekend.
DRUG DEATH: An ex-member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers has died of a heroine overdose at age 33. Stacy Guess left the group before its 1997 breakout hit, "Hell."
OBITUARY: The reggae singer known as Judge Dread ("Big Six") has died of an apparent heart attack--collapsing following a show in England. He was 53.