"HEAVEN" HELP HIM? R&B singer R. Kelly releasing a new song this week defending himself against child-porn charges, titled "Heaven I Need a Hug." The track, given to Chicago hip-hop station WGCI-FM, features Kelly declaring, "It's all because I'm famous/You know what I'm sayin'/I mean if I wasn't famous/then all this wouldn't be happening."

BABY BING: DNA tests showing that Hollywood producer Steve Bing is the father of actress Elizabeth Hurley's baby son. The test results were revealed Wednesday at a hearing in the court's Family Division in London.

SUPERMODEL IN SPACE? Cindy Crawford saying Thursday she's considering taking a space trip with Russian cosmonauts "if they invite me," Reuters reports. The new commander of the International Space Station joked earlier this month he'd rather see Crawford join him in space than 'N Sync's aspiring space traveler, Lance Bass.

LACING UP: CBS teaming up with lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret for a November sweeps prime-time special. ABC scored strong ratings when it aired a similar special last November, despite complaints from some viewers.

NOT QUITE HUXTABLE: Former TV dad Bill Cosby lashing out over the popularity of The Osbournes, calling their family situation "sad." "First of all, you [the media] need to stop with this Ozzy Osbourne. This is a sad family, it is a sad case," Cosby tells Access Hollywood.

DIFFERENT RATINGS: Nickelodeon's controversial special on gay parenting, My Family Is Different, scoring a ratings record for adults 18-49, pulling in 976,000 viewers Tuesday night, while 145,000 viewers aged 12-17 watched the news special.

JERSEY MADE: Actress Liv Tyler in talks to join Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in Kevin Smith's next film, Jersey Girl, for Miramax, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Affleck and Tyler last worked together on 1998's Armageddon.

ARRIBA! ARRIBA! The Cartoon Network deciding to bring back Looney Tunes shorts starring Speedy Gonzalez, after banning the character for three years over concerns about Mexican stereotypes. Recently, some Mexican-American groups have lobbied for the return of Speedy, saying the ban was political correctness gone overboard.

NO KYDD-ING? X-Files star David Duchovny and actress wife Téa Leoni naming their new son Kydd, according to gossip columnist Liz Smith.

OFF THE HOOK: Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson pleading no contest to sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating his pelvis against a security guard at a Michigan concert. A judge ordered fined the performer $4,000.

NOT SO FINAL ANSWER: A federal appeals court reinstating a lawsuit claiming ABC discriminated against disabled people by not accommodating them as contestants on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The court decided the lawsuit had a valid claim in saying the show's touch-tone phone quiz system violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

FLICKED OFF: Pennsylvania-based lighter maker Zippo suing Disney for trademark infringement, after ABC's computer-animated miniseries Dinotopia (soon to be a regular series) featured a dinosaur with the name "Zippo."

DEATH ON THE SET: An aspiring actress died mysteriously Friday while walking by the New York set of the Billy Crystal-Robert De Niro film Analyze That, the New York Post reports. Authorities are reportedly investigating whether she may have been electrocuted after walking, uninvited, into one of the camera trucks.

WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF: Andrew Lloyd Webber receiving a standing ovation and positive reviews for his new Bollywood musical, Bombay Dreams, which premiered Wednesday at the Apollo Victoria Theater in London.

SPLITTING: Longtime Wheel of Fortune letter-turner Vanna White filing for divorce from her husband of 10 years, George Santo Pietro. The couple, who have been separated since November 2001, have two children together.

DI CAST: A federal appeals court refusing Wednesday to reinstate a lawsuit by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund accusing the Franklin Mint Company of illegally using her likeness on jewelry, plates and dolls.

WALKING IN BROKEN GLASS: Greg Kinnear in talks to star opposite Hayden Christensen in Shattered Glass, the true story of a young journalist who wrote for Rolling Stone and the New Republic before being exposed for fabricating the articles.

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