STAY AWAY: Janet Jackson has filed for a restraining order against a Los Angeles man she claims assaulted and harassed her.

STAT OF DAY: Who visited Christian Slater during his just-ended jail stint? Mike Myers, Leonard Nimoy and a Girl Scout troop, jailers say.

ON AGAIN? Reports are intensifying that estranged Hollywood supercouple Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly soon will be singing, "Reunited."

ODD COUPLE: Holly, meanwhile, is due at a movie premiere tonight for Edward Burns' latest. Holly and Burns dated up a storm during the shoot for No Looking Back.

PLAY NICE: Ted Turner will lead the charge against Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, reports say. The CNN mogul once likened the Fox mogul to Hitler.

AWARDS-A-RAMA: Nominations for the 1998 Saturn Awards have been announced. Face/Off is tops, with nine. The Saturns honor sci-fi and fantasy flicks.

REMEMBER WHEN? The Brothers Hanson--average age 14.6--will explore their early years in Three Car Garage: The Independent Recordings 95-96. It'll be the popsters' third album.

READ IT AND WEEP: LeAnn Rimes' publisher has canceled its two-book, $2 million deal with the country teen sensation after her first tome stiffed in stores.

MORE LITERARY NEWS: Mike Tyson is shopping a tell-all autobiography to publishers, the New York Post reports. The banned boxer wants a Rimes-esque advance.

FUMBLE: Terry Bradshaw has split from Wife No. 3 after 12 years of marriage. Irreconcilable differences spiked the Fox sportscaster's union.

UNSINKABLE: No surprises on the music charts this week. Titanic steamed ahead of Madonna's Ray of Light. The soundtrack sold 448,000 copies to remain No. 1.

NEW CHAMP: Good Will Hunting has become Miramax's top-grossing film ever--its $110 mil at the U.S. box office dethrones the studio's previous champ, Pulp Fiction.

PIE FACE: An anti-fur activist who hit Oscar de la Renta with a tofu cream pie at an Oregon mall last year must pay a $150 fine and apologize to the designer, a judge has ordered.

FOR THE RECORD: In court Tuesday, entertainer Tony Orlando denied he harassed the two sibling backup singers now suing him.

FIBBER: In a new deposition, an ex-police suspect in Tupac Shakur's murder has admitted to lying under oath. The man's named in a wrongful-death suit brought by Tupac's mom.

WHIZZER: Rapper C-Bo, in hot water for violent lyrics, is now in the cooler for flunking a drug test.

MAD TIME: The stars of Mad About You must decide by the end of next week if they're up for another season or not, Daily Variety reports. If they're not, the season finale becomes a series finale.

HITTING THE ROAD? Another D-Day's coming. Barbra Streisand is reportedly mulling a 1999 world tour. Babs' ruling is due in the next two weeks.

BRING YOUR DEMOS: Opening today in Austin, Texas: The South by Southwest alternative music fest, the place where the elite meet to sign the unsigned.

BIG FISH: USA's Moby Dick mini-series, starring Patrick Stewart, scored near-record basic cable ratings in its Sunday and Monday outings.

R.I.P.: The syndicated news magazine American Journal has been canceled. It was five seasons old.

HOWLING SUCCESS: Seth Green has joined the regular cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He'll play a werewolf. For all the casting news, see Dotted Line.

KILL KENNY: Acclaim Entertainment has inked a deal with the makers of South Park to make PC and video games based on the cable cult hit.

RETIRING: Jack Klugman reportedly will depart the Broadway revival of The Sunshine Boys in May. No word on the future of his partner-in-comedy, Tony Randall.

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