NOT DEAD: Despite a widely circulated Internet story claiming he died in a "freak paragliding accident," Will Ferrell is "alive and well," his publicist tells E! Online.

BACK ON THEIR FEET AGAIN: Nicollette Sheridan, 42, and Michael Bolton, 53, getting engaged after the pair rekindled their romance following the Desperate Housewives star's break up with fiance Nicklas Soderblom last year. Sheridan and Bolton were an item in the early '90s.

TYING THE KNOT: Jack Black, 36, eloping with musician girlfriend Tanya Haden, 34, according to People. No word where they got hitched but the two reportedly met at Crossroads, a private high school in Santa Monica and only recently started seeing each other.

WINDING DOWN: Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace, 87, announcing he'll no longer be a regular contributor to the CBS newsmagazine, though he'll still continue to do the occasional report.

RAUCOUS HALL: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, an absent Sex Pistols and the late Miles Davis inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday night in a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

PERFECT TIMING: Blondie hitting the road with the New Cars, a retooled lineup of the seminal New Wave band with Todd Rundgren filling in for Ric Ocasek, in VH1 Classic's Road Rage Tour 2006, kicking off in Robinson, Missouri, on May 12.

MILES AHEAD: Meanwhile, Miles Davis' nephew telling reporters Monday that Sony Pictures wants Don Cheadle to play the legendary jazzman in an upcoming biopic.

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED: Sean Connery suing the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, for allegedly using his name and likeness to promote the club, according to

SEINFELD CURSE REVERSED: CBS' premiere of Julia-Louis Dreyfus' new sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine attracting a solid 15.3 million viewers Monday night, the most number of viewers for that time slot all season.

ONE MORE CHANCE: Michael Jackson has until Wednesday to pay a $100,00 fine and $306,000 in back wages he still owes dozens of employees of his Neverland Ranch or face a potential state lawsuit.

HEADED TO DALLAS: Per Variety, 20th Century Fox's big-screen version of CBS' Dallas picking up steam, with John Travolta being eyed to play J.R. Ewing, Jennifer Lopez in the role of Sue Ellen Ewing, Luke Wilson as Bobby Ewing and Shirley MacLaine playing Miss Ellie Ewing.

WELCOME BACK: Ice Cube signing on to star in a film adaptation of ABC's classic '70s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.

CUTTING TIES: Isaac Hayes, who has been the voice of South Park's Chef since 1997, officially requesting to be released from his contract because he feels recent episodes of the show have inappropriately mocked religious communities.

THE FEUD CONTINUES: Howard Stern appearing on Monday night's Late Show with David Letterman and bashing his old boss, who's suing him for breach of contract, by wearing a T-shirt proclaiming "I Hate Les Moonves" and featuring a picture of the CBS chief and his wife.

ON THE MENU: Diddy executive producing Celebrity Cooking Showdown, a reality competition featuring celebrities paired with professional chefs. The series is slated to debut on NBC next month.

IDOL EXPANSION: The TV Guide Channel launching Idol Tonight, an hourlong live preshow before each American Idol telecast on Fox, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the hit talent show.

IDOL DETENTION: Leroy Wells, a former Idol contestant from last season, pleading guilty to second-degree assault and received a ten-year suspended sentence and one year in jail for shooting a guy in a convenience store.

SQUABBLING: The Killers asking a federal judge to toss a $16 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against them by the band's former manager.

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: Peter Jackson's epic remake of King Kong named Best Movie at Britain's Empire magazine film awards. Johnny Depp snagged Best Actor for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Thandie Newton took Best Actress for Crash.

REMEMBERED: Former game-show host Peter Tomarken, best known for emceeing Press Your Luck in the '80s, killed along with his wife when their small plane crashed in the ocean off the coast of Santa Monica Monday morning.

MOURNED: Oscar-, Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Maureen Stapleton died Monday of chronic pulmonary disease at age 80. The veteran thespian took home her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Reds.

SPEAKING HIS MIND: George Clooney lashing out at Democrats in the Huffington Post for failing to oppose the war in Iraq. Citing the lessons of Edward R. Murrow, the Oscar winner writes, "We have to agree that it's not unpatriotic to hold our leaders accountable and to speak out."

MCDREAMY RULES: Grey's Anatomy drawing 22.5 million viewers Sunday night, edging out the 22.2 million attracted by the network's own Desperate Housewives for the biggest audience share.

FRENCH ROCK LIVES: The Oscar-winning filmmakers behind March of the Penguins opting for a warmer climate as they begin work on Amen Birdmen: Across the Atlantic, a documentary about a French rock band's tour across America.

CANUCK KUDOS: The Quebec-made movie C.R.A.Z.Y. winning 10 trophies, including Best Film and Director, at Canada's Genie Film Awards Monday.

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