SPECIAL DELIVERY: Britney Spears and Kevin Federline welcomed a second baby boy Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Spears and Federline have yet to make an official announcement. We guess we'll just have to wait to hear it from Katie Couric.
TORN FROM THE TABLOIDS: The season premiere of Law & Order apparently drawing inspiration from the chaotic lives of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, per the New York Post. The fictional episode features a starlet named Sky Sweet, who has a reputation for being careless with her baby, and her aspiring rapper husband, J-Train, who becomes the prime suspect in the killing of an NYPD detective. One key difference--K-Fed's never been accused of murdering anything but a beat.
MOURNED: Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, dying suddenly in her hospital room in Nassau Sunday, after flying there to visit with her and his new baby sister. Smith apparently tried to wake her son, found him nonresponsive and called for help. Medics reportedly tried to revive him with CPR for 22 minutes without success. An autopsy was conducted to determine the cause of death; specifics have not yet been revealed, but an official says that the death was "not natural."
ON THE DOWNLOAD: Apple announcing the launch of iTunes 7, now with Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax movies available for download through the iTunes Music Store. There goes the box office.
WHAT THE KIDS ARE DIGGING: MTV's grubby little brother, 24-hour college network mtvU, announcing the nominees for the 2006 Woodies, the only awards honoring music voted best by the college demographic. Indie darlings Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap nabbing three noms apiece; the winners to be announced Oct. 25.
STAMP OF APPROVAL: The British Royal Mail honoring the Beatles by issuing six commemorative stamps based on the band's classic album covers.
CRAZY DOG LADY? Barbara Walters claiming on Tuesday's View that her dog, Cha-Cha, said "I love you" to her. Uh oh, sounds like someone forgot to take her meds.
SOMETHING FISHY: Aggrieved fans of Steve Irwin allegedly slaughtering at least 10 stingrays in retaliation for their hero's death. Wildlife authorities begging for an end to the senseless attacks, claiming it would be the last thing Irwin would have wanted.
PUSH FOR PUNCTUALITY: Jane Fonda telling the Today show she sides with the studio executive who blasted Lindsay Lohan's professionalism while filming Georgia Rule, stating that the letter "was cool" and that the 20-year-old needed someone to tell her to "tone it down." However, Fonda adding that she loves Lohan--though the feeling may no longer be mutual.
NOT DESPERATE FOR TV WORK: Eva Longoria telling the AP she's done with small screen work once Desperate Housewives ends in order to focus on becoming a movie star. Her upcoming role in next year's How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiancée should really pave the way.
SAY WHAT?! "I think I'm too hard to be in love with."
--Jessica Simpson to Ellen DeGeneres, on her single status. Jess, we know plenty of guys who'd beg to differ...
GAME FACE: ESPN's cameras catching Tom Cruise hanging in the Washington Redskins owner's box with his new business partner Dan Snyder at Monday's showdown with the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, the cameras panned away before Cruise had time to hold up his "Suck it, Sumner" sign.
WHO KNEW? Hollywood good guy Tom Hanks' late ex-wife, Susan Dillingham, claimed the actor harassed her and attempted to kill her career, according to court documents she filed during the duo's lengthy divorce battle in the '80s. The newly unearthed documents are featured in David Gardner's upcoming bio The Tom Hanks Enigma, per the New York Post.
SNUFF FILM: The producer, creator and director of the fictional documentary Death of a President, which deals with the hypothetical assassination of President George W. Bush and was one of the most buzzed-about movies of the Toronto Film Festival, selling the U.S. distribution rights to Newmarket Films for a reported $1 million. We're guessing that's one flick that won't be shown in the White House's private screening room.
HOW ORIGINAL: Religious groups in Moscow protesting--what else?--Madonna's mock-crucifixion scene. The pop star is scheduled to perform in the Russian city Tuesday, and judging from the failed attempts of numerous protesters in other cities on the tour, will be crucifying herself in any case.
OH, BABY: KISS singer Paul Stanley and wife Erin Sutton welcoming a baby boy, Colin Michael Stanley, on Sept. 6, People reports. "Lucky for him, he looks just like his mother," Stanley told the magazine. We'll say.
BRANCHING OUT: Mick Jagger signing on to coproduce the animated film Ruby Tuesday, through his Jagged Films production slate, per Daily Variety. As part of the deal, 12 Rolling Stones songs will be featured on the soundtrack.
TOUCHDOWN! NBC's Sunday Night Football attracting an audience of somewhere between 22 million and 24 million, crushing ABC's controversial Path to 9/11 miniseries, which drew 13 million. Apparently, TV viewers were more ready for some football than the reopening of old wounds.
CLINGING TO NUMBER ONE: Katie Couric finishing out her first week as CBS Evening News anchor atop the ratings, but losing almost half her audience from Tuesday (13.6 million viewers) and Friday (7.4 million viewers). Can't top Suri.
MORE STARS: ABC adding a live music component to Dancing with the Stars, with a different singer set to perform each Wednesday. Tom Jones is set to perform during this week's results show.
KUDOS: Johnny Mathis receiving the 15th annual Ella Award from the Society of Singers on Tuesday in honor of his 50th anniversary in show biz and his contributions to humanitarian causes. Burt Bacharach, Patti Austin, Dionne Warwick and Frank Sinatra Jr. are among those scheduled to perform at the ceremony.