NEVERMORE? The state of California effectively shutting down Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, citing his failure to provide his employees with health insurance and fining him $169,000. Jackson is currently living in Bahrain and had no immediate comment.

SIMON SAYS: Four more wannabes eliminated on last night's American Idol, leaving the show with 12 contestants.

IDOL ADD: Fox Reality planning to air American Idol Extra, a weekly behind-the-scenes look of the popular talent contest that premieres Mar. 16.

LAUNCHED: Former space shuttle astronaut Dan Barry getting the boot from Survivor: Panama.

NOT A GOOD THING: Following a stint in prison and the cancellation of her Apprentice, Martha Stewart falling off Forbes' annual list of billionaires. But George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump remain really rich.

TABLOID TALE: Both George Clooney and Teri Hatcher denying a Page Six report that claimed the newly minted Oscar winner was the purported mystery man who dumped the actress, prompting Hatcher to go public with her painful past about being molested by her uncle.

HULK OF A LAWSUIT: Former Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno suing his brother and his wife in January for trademark infringement for using the former bodybuilding champ's name and likeness to promote their fitness equipment business.

OFF THE HOOK: Prosecutors opting not to charge former Creed frontman Scott Stapp with public drunkenness after the singer allegedly showed up hammered at Los Angeles International Airport in February with his new wife on the way to Hawaii for their honeymoon.

PUKE THIS WAY: Aerosmith calling off several concerts, including Thursday's show in Manchester, New Hampshire, due to frontman Steven Tyler's unspecified illness.

HANKS SQUARED: Per Variety, Tom Hanks and son Colin set to costar in The Great Buck Howard, a comedy about a young aspiring magician (Colin) who becomes the assistant to a renowned illusionist (Kevin Kline) against the wishes of his father (Tom).

BACK FROM THE DEAD: Also in Variety, NBC Universal paying more than $15 million to HBO for the cable rights to Six Feet Under, which will debut on Bravo in the fall.

KUNG-FU THEATER: Former Miramax heads Harvey and Bob Weinstein snagging the rights to the five novels behind Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to adapt to the Broadway stage, as well as make future martial-arts movies, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

HATCHING: The Dixie Chicks releasing their fourth studio album, Taking the Long Way, on May 23.

CALLING ALL HEADBANGERS: Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed and Lacuna Coil among the acts on the main stage at this summer's Ozzfest. Now entering its 11th year, Ozzfest kicks off July 1 in San Francisco and hits 20 cities.

FOUND: Lost's Evangeline Lilly to appear in ads for carpet maker Karastan in the April issues of magazines like Architectural Digest, House & Garden, Martha Stewart Living and Oprah.

GOOD PROGNOSIS: Fox picking up a third season of its popular medical drama House, starring Hugh Laurie.

CASE CLOSED: David and Victoria Beckham reaching a confidential settlement with the News of the World over a story that alleged the couple's marriage was a sham.

LIVE STRONG: Lance Armstrong spending Wednesday comforting Will Reeve, after the 13-year-old lost his mother, Dana Reeve, to lung cancer. Will's father, Christopher Reeve, died in October 2004.

GOING STRAIGHT: A judge ordering former teen idol Leif Garrett to remain in a live-in drug-rehab center for one more month stemming from his arrest in a cocaine case. He also denied Garrett's request to move to an outpatient program so he could spend more time with his ailing mother.

DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS: Charlize Theron, Ray Romano, John C. Reilly and Erykah Badu among the celebs planning to attend the South by Southwest Film Festival kicking off in Austin Texas Friday.

PIRATES AHOY! Two Ryan Adams fans indicted for uploading parts of the alt-country singer's latest album to the Internet before its official release.

COMPETING WITH ITUNES: talking with major Hollywood studios about developing a new fee-based service to allow users to download movies and television programs and copy them onto DVDs, the New York Times reports.

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