THE KING MOST UNPLEASED: James Cameron shot back Saturday at Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, who has been caustic--especially in a pre-Oscar column last week--in regards to the director's Titanic success. In his own Times column ("He's Mad as Hell at Turan"), Cameron says the scribe isn't "big enough man to admit he's wrong."
STUNT CASTING: Matthew McConaughey looks to be the one stepping behind the supercharged cycle in the latest Hollywood biopic of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel.
STILL WANTED: Producers of the revised Wonder Woman TV show have been unable to find their superhero. That means the NBC series won't debut until midseason next year.
PURPLE PAIN: Disgruntled Prince fans are venting their frustrations online after the Artist tells them to take down materials from fan Web pages.
DANCIN' COMA BABY? You remember. Jay McInerney's '80s brat-packer excess, quick-read classic, Bright Lights, Big City. It's going Off-Broadway. Opens next year.
R.I.P.: The upcoming seasons of Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place likely will be the last, producer Aaron Spelling says.
JASON JUMPING: 90210-er Jason Priestley will appear in only four-to-six of next year's 32 episodes, Spelling adds.
NEW FRIEND: Sarah Ferguson has filmed a cameo for the season cliffhanger of Friends. Fergie plays herself.
SEIN-OFF: The last line on the last Seinfeld: "So what am I going to do now?" This, from the show's producers. Jerry Seinfeld's spokesman says the guys "were joking."
BLOW UP: Hollywood is buzzing about a New Line Cinema exec--chewed out, but not fired, by his bosses for publicly enjoying the services of a lady friend at a Hollywood party.
THE SHINER: The real story behind that black eye Leonardo DiCaprio's been sporting this week? Bumped into a door, his rep says.
X-MAN: Darren McGavin guest stars on Sunday's X-Files. Chris Carter credits the actor's old Night Stalker series with inspiring his creation. Carter has also told his cast and crew the show will be produced in Hollywood next season. Reportedly, the move from Canada (long the desire of David Duchovny) is being taken for "emotional" not "economic" reasons.
HARDBALL: Fox is hiring casting directors in five cities to find subs for the unsigned Simpsons voices, Daily Variety reports.
DOWN UNDER: Next up for Madonna, actress: Under Girls, about five Brooklyn girls, the Hollywood Reporter says. For all the casting news, see Dotted Line.
CASE CLOSED: Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of three gang members charged with killing Oscar winner Haing Ngor.
BEAUTY QUEEN: The former Miss USA who says she was the Sultan of Brunei's prisoner is suing--again. Her first case got tossed.
ROYAL CANADIAN: Titanic crooner Celine Dion will be made an exalted officer in the Order of Canada in May.
SOUP FOR YOU! The chef who inspired Seinfeld's Soup Nazi will appear tonight on the Home Shopping Network to hawk his soup.