DOG RACE AT THE BOX OFFICE: Eight Below, a survival tale about abandoned sled dogs, beat the pack to the box-office, grossing an estimated $25 million over the four-day holiday weekend. It edged out romantic comedy spoof Date Movie, which debuted in second place with $22.3 million.

BRITS VOTE BROKEBACK: Brokeback Mountain scooped up four BAFTA awards, Britain?s Oscar equivalent, on Sunday, including Best Film, Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal and Best Adapted Screenplay.

PAPA IS A ROLLING STONE: Mick Jagger visited his Brazilian son Lucas at school on Monday in Sao Paulo, two days after the Rolling Stones gave a free concert at Copacabana beach. The rock star's cameo caused so much commotion that his son left in tears with his mother.

BRING ON THE BACKLASH: Kevin Federline is ready for the backlash over his new role as "white boy rapper" and defends himself in this week's issue of Newsweek as a father and husband. "If I was that bad, you think anyone, let alone Britney, would put up with it?"

DIVORCE COURT: Nick Lachey filing response to Jessica Simpson's divorce petition. Lachey contests the ex-couple's separation date; he says Dec. 13, she says Nov. 23. A judge will decide which date, which will determine value of their community property. He is asking for half.

STAYIN' ALIVE: Surviving members of the Bee Gees, Barry and Robin Gibb, reunited in Miami Saturday for the first time since their brother Maurice died to raise money for diabetes research, performing their hits including Stayin' Alive and How Deep is Your Love.

DISSING THE DONALD: Martha Stewart claiming her Apprentice flopped because Donald Trump insisted on doing his own version of the show at the same time. "Having two Apprentices was as unfair to him as it was unfair to me," she told Newsweek. "But Donald really wanted to stay on."

MORE TIME IN 'NAM: British glam rocker Gary Glitter will go on trial March 2 in Vietnam on charges of committing obscene acts with two underage girls, the judge said Monday. The trial is expected to last two days and will be closed to the public.

MOURNED: Actor Richard Bright, 68, who appeared in all three Godfather movies and on The Sopranos, was struck and killed by a bus in New York City on Saturday as he crossed the street in his neighborhood, police said. The driver told police he was not aware that he had hit anyone and no arrests have been made.

MOURNED: William Cowsill, lead singer of the 1960s family band The Cowsills, which inspired The Partridge Family TV series, has died. He was 58.

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