THE ITINERARY: Robert Downey Jr.'s jail term ends midnight tonight. Next up: Court-ordered rehab.
BUTT OUT: Real-life nonsmoker and libertarian Drew Carey lit up at a Los Angeles eatery today to protest California's smoking bans. No citations were issued.
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN: Highlander TV star Elizabeth Gracen tells today's New York Daily News she had sex with President Clinton when he was Arkansas governor.
SEXGATE ADD: The 1983 fling--coming a year after Gracen's reign as Miss America--was "completely consensual," she says.
YOUNG & RESTLESS: A New York model accused of threatening to kill Elizabeth Berkley's new boyfriend wants Leonardo DiCaprio to testify in her trial.
REAL-LIFE SOAP, PART II: Rumor has it Leo got popped by the boyfriend when he tried to sweet-talk Berkley. The heartthrob's camp says the black eye came from a bump into a door.
FRENCH FRIED: French movie critics are panning Leo's latest, The Man in the Iron Mask. The flick, set in 17th century France, flunks history, they say.
WEEKEND UPDATE: Radio star Howard Stern reportedly to confirm tomorrow a new Saturday night TV show for CBS stations.
OLD BEEF: The Texas cattlemen officially have appealed Oprah Winfrey's victory in the mad-cow defamation trial.
NEW CHEF: Troubled Warner Bros. (The Postman) has hired McDonald's ex-publicity honcho to help sell its turkeys.
NAME GAME: TriStar Pictures is no more. The Columbia-owned studio now will release its flicks under the Columbia banner.
HOT HEAD: A newspaper scribe says he's "astonished" James Cameron fired off a diatribe about him for daring to pan Titanic.
SETTLING DOWN: The Oscar people expected to reveal plans for a 3,300-seat Hollywood theater--a permanent home for the big show.
CROWD PLEASER: Meredith Brooks ("Bitch") ducked bottles and batteries at a Monday show in Argentina. The crowd wanted the main act, the Rolling Stones.
ROMANCE QUEEN: Danielle Steel, 50, said "I do" to hubby No. 5, a businessman, in a private ceremony Friday.
NURSERY NEWS: Country singer Martina McBride ("Cheap Whiskey") has given birth to kid No. 2, a daughter.
EXPERT TESTIMONY: Alien star Sigourney Weaver due on Capitol Hill today to talk about immigration laws.
LAW & ORDER: Closing arguments began Monday in the trial of three men accused of killing Oscar winner Haing S. Ngor.
HOT WATER: In London, glam rocker Gary Glitter ("Do You Wanna Touch Me?") faces 50 child porn charges. Indecent kiddie pics allegedly found on his computer.
REEL LIFE: Debuting Thursday in North Carolina--DoubleTake, a film fest aiming to become the Sundance of documentaries.
DOING PICASSO: Rocker Beck unveils his Inner Artiste with an art exhibition at a Southern California museum in May.
NEW DIGS: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame moves its plaques to a new wing Thursday. The old one was too dark, too quiet.
CANCELED: The little-seen WB drama series, Three.
RENEWED: The inexplicably unstoppable ABC camcorder comedy, America's Funniest Home Videos.
UH-OH: Pokemon, the Japanese 'toon that caused mass convulsions among kiddies, returns to TV Tokyo next month.
GOTTA POP: NBC's NewsRadio gets the Pop-Up Video treatment tomorrow night--the better to spruce up a repeat.
GOOD BUDDY: Funnyman Buddy Hackett, 73, got starred on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.