JACKO ADD: Jurors ordered the writer to pay Jackson $2.7 million. The singer had sued for $100 million.
PULLING OUT: George Michael's not ready to talk about his arrest yet. Last night, he bailed on a confab with NBC's Maria Shriver.
SNEAK PEEK: Godzilla lays eggs (literally) in its upcoming big-budget movie, sources tell the Los Angeles Times.
MORE EGGS! Jane Seymour will help out with Monday's Easter egg roll at the White House. Watch it live on Earthlink's cybercast.
JAIL BAIT: A Canadian distributor had made a bid to to release too-hot-to-handle Lolita in the U.S., Daily Variety says.
HAING JURY: Another jury verdict returned in the Haing S. Ngor murder trial. One more to go before they're all read.
ON THE ROCKS? Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit are on the outs less than a year into their marriage, British media reports.
LAST RITES: Nothing Sacred's producers confirmed their TV show's death Thursday, placing goodbye ads in Hollywood trade papers.
STAR WARS SYNDROME: The Big Chill to get the rerelease treatment in August--in honor of its 15th anniversary.
MO' MOTOWN: The bestselling Big Chill soundtrack also to be reissued, remastered and packed with extra cuts.
FUN BUNCH: Luciano Pavarotti, the Spice Girls and points in between to sing for Liberia at a June benefit concert in Italy.
PLAY BALL: Eddie Vedder will do lead vocals on "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at a T.B.A. Chicago Cubs game, Wall of Sound says.
SMOKE OUT I: Boyz II Men open their latest tour April 29 in Nashville. Each show will open an anti-smoking video.
SMOKE OUT II: The Indigo Girls to perform April 27 in New York to protest a record label funded by Virginia Slim cigarettes.
GETTIN' OUT: Alternative rock band Tool is suing to get out of its contract with record label Volcano, SonicNet says.
EASY LISTENING: Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow among those at a tribute to composer Burt Bacharach Wednesday in New York.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Another 1980s relic has resurfaced for a nostalgia tour. Culture Club, complete with Boy George, is planning a summer tour and album.
NEW ZOO REVUE: The USDA is investigating a rash of animal deaths at Disney's new Animal Kingdom park in Orlando. Twelve animals have died since September.