AHOY! UPN's all-new Love Boat got off to a fast start Monday, winning its time slot, the network says.
PERFECT LANDING: Figure skater Michelle Kwan signs a four-year deal with Disney to star in TV-movies for ABC.
FRANK TALK: Frank Sinatra is "doing very well," unfazed by death-bed rumors, wife Barbara tells Associated Press.
SMOOTH RIDE: Paul Vogel's Off-Broadway How I Learned to Drive wins the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
LEO MANIA! All 1 million copies of Teen People, with Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover, sold out in 10 days.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Oscar-snubbed Leo is a three-time nominee at the 1998 MTV Movie Awards. He's even up for best actor.
AWARDS ADD: Competing for best movie: Austin Powers, Face/Off, Good Will Hunting, Men in Black and Titanic.
ONE LAST THING: The MTV Movie Awards will be taped May 30. (The show to air June 4.) Samuel L. Jackson hosts.
SOMEBODY TELL BONES: Filming's underway for Star Trek IX. The Enterprise-ing flick's about a hunt for the fountain of youth.
SNEAK PEEK: A 40-minute chunk of wannabe summer blockbuster Armageddon will be screened at next month's Cannes film fest.
THE TINKERER: Stanley Kubrick is reportedly doing reshoots on his marathon movie, Eyes Wide Shut, French press says.
OFF THE HOOK: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in the Kubrick flick, but it's Jennifer Jason Leigh who has reportedly been called back to work.
JULIA'S NEXT? Julia Roberts is eyeing Erin Brockovich, about a secretary who fights city hall--and wins, Hollywood Reporter says. For casting news, see Dotted Line.
RADIO WARS: Howard Stern fires back at Dr. Laura Schlessinger--calling the advice guru "less than a nobody."
DAILY BLAST I: Disney sued by the widow of a crew member accidentally killed on the set of an upcoming dinosaur flick.
DAILY BLAST II: Deposed Disney honcho Mike Ovitz is joining its Broadway rival, Livent Inc., the company behind Ragtime.
BAD RAP: Rapper Mase busted by NYPD cops for allegedly soliciting a prostitute in Times Square, TVGen says.
NO GO: A federal judge tosses a nanny's complaint that Bruce Willis and Demi Moore owed her overtime.
DEMI-VICTORY: Bruce and Demi are still being sued by the woman. A superior court case alleges she was abused by the couple.
REMEMBER WHEN? Country queen Tammy Wynette's last TV concert--taped in 1995--will be rebroadcast Wednesday by TNN.
HE GOT GAME: New York Knicks fan Spike Lee is now directing promo spots for NBA rivals, the Miami Heat.
NEW GIG: Soap star Michael Zaslow, canned from CBS' Guiding Light when stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, hired by ABC's One Life to Live, TVGen reports.
GAME OVER: Rapper Ice-T's Players yanked from NBC's Friday night schedule--effective now.
THAT YANK: British TV is backing gadfly Michael Moore for a new TV Nation-style series. Not known when, or where, the show will air in the U.S.
BIG CHILL: Barbra Streisand hasn't spoken to Peter Jennings since the newsman refused to deny that he helped her write a speech, she tells Mirabella. That was three years ago.
TWIGGY TWINS: Model Twiggy and Marilyn Manson guitarist Twiggy Ramirez to duet on a cover of "I Only Want to Be with You," for an upcoming soundtrack.
FOR THE RECORD: Legendary New York nightclub CBGB's is launching its own record label.
USER FRIENDLY: Hollywood Memorial Park cemetery--burial ground to the stars--is getting a high-tech facelift. Its new owner is installing interactive headstones.
STAT OF THE DAY: The Titanic--the real one--clipped an iceberg 86 years ago tonight.