THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Producers scaling back red-carpet events for a more somber Emmy Awards in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Walter Cronkite, not host Ellen DeGeneres, will make the opening remarks at the October 7 ceremony, and stars are being asked to dress down.

OUT OF RETIREMENT: Pop diva Celine Dion headlining a five-hour benefit show in Montreal to help raise money for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Proceeds for the Quebec-New York benefit will be donated to the Red Cross.

THE GOOD NEWS: Broadway ticket sales up from a disastrous $3.6 million the week of the attacks to more than $7.3 million as audiences trickle back to the theater.

THE BAD NEWS: Producers pulling the plug on the first national tour of The Full Monty after the show completes its Chicago run on October 27 due to an ailing economy following the September 11 attacks.

ROCK HIS MOVIE: Michael Jackson debuting his new short film, Rock My World, starring Marlon Brando, Chris Tucker, Michael Madsen and the King of Pop himself, Wednesday in New York at Times Square's Jumbotron at 9 p.m. ET, and at the House of Blues in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. PT

UP FOR GRABS: Madonna's childhood home going unsold in an Internet auction, after prank bidders drove the price of the four-bedroom colonial up to $99 million and scared serious bidders away.

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Peter Fonda donning his Captain America jacket from 1969's Easy Rider as he's named grand marshal of the 70th anniversary edition of Hollywood's Christmas Parade of Stars on November 25.

CHANGE OF HEART: Nashville's medical examiner now saying country legend Tammy Wynette died of natural causes, revising his 1999 ruling of "undetermined" reasons. The doctor reportedly changed his mind because of new research into the pain drug Wynette was taking when she died in 1998.

HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting Tuesday night to contribute $1 million to aid attack victims. The gift is the largest in the nonprofit organization's history.

DOING THEIR PART: The National Association of Theater Owners announcing that Victims' Benefit Day raised an estimated $5 million for disaster relief.

PASSING: Lani O'Grady, the actress who played the oldest daughter on '70s TV staple Eight Is Enough, was found dead Tuesday in her Southern California mobile home. She was 46. Cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy.

TAKING IT ON THE CHIN: Tonight Show host Jay Leno announcing that he will present a free show at the MGM Grand Saturday at 10 p.m., in an attempt to encourage Americans to travel to Las Vegas. Leno will perform at the 1,700-seat EFX Theater. "All I ask is that you tip your waiters and waitresses," he said.

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE: Yoko Ono confirming Tuesday that she took out the ad in The New York Times Sunday edition containing the simple message: "Imagine all the people living life in peace."

ROC-A-PHILANTHROPIST: Rapper Jay-Z donating $45,000 to the Red Cross and giving $1 from every ticket sold during his Blueprint Lounge Tour to relief and recovery efforts.

HEADLINER: Longtime CNN anchor Lou Waters leaving the network to become managing editor for NewsProNet, a company that produces prepackaged news features for local television outlets.

TAG TEAM: Samuel L. Jackson in talks to join Vin Diesel in the high-octane action thriller XXX, Variety reports. Jackson will play a government agent who recruits and trains Diesel's character for an undercover operation to infiltrate a Russian crime syndicate.

BAD BOY IN TROUBLE: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs apologizing to the Asian-American community for an offensive line in his most recent single, "Diddy," and sending a retooled version of the song to radio stations minus the Asian reference.

MEET THE CURE: The Cure releasing two versions of its Greatest Hits collection to record stores on November 13. Aside from a regular hits collection, another limited edition companion CD will contain stripped-down acoustic versions of all the hits.

DINO-MITE: The DVD release of Jurassic Park III featuring a whopping 10 hours of additional footage, including a feature on how Industrial, Light & Magic created the animated dinosaurs. The collector's edition is due in stores December 11.

VERY GOOD THINGS: Actor Christian Slater and wife Ryan Haddon Slater welcoming their second child, a baby girl. Eliana Sophia was born August 15 in Los Angeles.

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