FIRST LOOK: The News in Brief, October 3, 2003

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DIGGING HER OWN HOLE: Rocker-actress Courtney Love hospitalized for a possible drug overdose after getting busted by police for allegedly breaking windows at a friend's house, reports the Los Angeles Times.

TIGER TRICKS: Magician Roy Horn, of famed Las Vegas act "Siegfried and Roy," was attacked Friday by one of his signature white tigers. He was taken to an area hospital where he was reportedly in critical condition with wounds to his throat.

OFF THE PIANO: Billy Joel suffering a broken wrist after falling in his home, his publicist confirmed Friday. Doctors needed five pins to put Joel's wrist back together, but the rocker's publicist says the Piano Man will make a full recovery.

TOO CLOSE TO HOME: Grammy-winning father and daughter Ravi Shankar and Norah Jones are upset by the script of a new "Bollywood" production, saying it mirrors their story in an exploitative manner.

BOWLING FOR LAWSUITS: Salter Street Films, the company behind Academy Award-winning flick, Bowling for Columbine, sued Friday by Warner/Chappell Music Inc. for using a sound-alike version of the song "Bad Boys" in the movie.

DIAPER DUTY: Today show host Matt Lauer and wife Annette welcoming the arrival of daughter Romy Lauer on Thursday. This is the couple's second child. They already have a son named Jack.

SNUFFED: Lillian "Big Lill" Morris, the kooky Boy Scout leader on CBS' Survivor: Pearl Islands, voted off the island by her rapidly depleted tribe in Thursday night's episode.

STUPID PET TRICKS: Wildlife authorities trapping the black bear that keeps breaking into David Letterman's Choteau, Montana-area ranch house and releasing it Sunday in the Flathead National Forest just south of Glacier National Park.

HOLD THE GIFTS: Who Wants to Marry My Dad star Don Mueller saying he won't marry the woman he proposed to on the show, Christena Ferran, because logistical problems have effectively ended their relationship.

OFF THE HOOK: Lil' Kim being removed from Teaneck, New Jersey, wanted list Tuesday after someone posted $350 bail on her behalf--a warrant was issued after the singer failed to appear on a marijuana possession charge four years ago.

STILL DANCING: Broadway's revival of Cabaret, which was scheduled to close on November 2 at Studio 54, now running until at least the end of the year. The extension came about after it was announced Adam Pascal was joining the cast and there was a spike in ticket sales.

SO LONG, SONY: As expected, Sony honcho John Calley has left his position as chairman and CEO after seven years. "I've been lucky over my career to be able to transition between my two great passions--managing studios and producing movies," Calley said. "It feels like the right time to close this chapter and begin a new one."

DOING IT HER WAY: Oscar-nominated Chicago star Queen Latifah set to record her next album, which will feature her singing old-school music by the likes of Bessie Smith and Pearl Bailey. Its release will be followed by the launch of a 20-city concert tour and TV special/DVD.

COMPULSION: Showtime announcing plans to make a movie about the life of Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski. XXX helmer Rob Cohen is slated to direct.

BE AFRAID: Director Spike Jonze reteaming with Adaptation scribe Charlie Kaufman to collaborate on an untitled horror film for Columbia Pictures.

EVERY DOGG HAS HIS DAY: Snoop Dogg set to appear as Omar Gooding's older and wiser brother Big E on the October 28 episode of ESPN's pigskin soap Playmakers, TV Guide reports.

KUDOS! The Del McCoury Band snagging Entertainer of the Year and Rhonda Vincent won Top Female Vocalist for the fourth time on Thursday at the International Bluegrass Music Awards.

THE LAW HAS SPOKEN: A Florida judge on Thursday ordering rock group Hell on Earth to cease and desist f rom putting on a show that would feature a terminally ill person committing suicide on stage this weekend in St. Petersburg that is set to broadcast over the Web.

APOLOGIZE, AH-NULD: A day after Arnold Schwarzenegger's apology to women, Native American activists are demanding an apology for his comments about Indian tribes not paying their fair share in taxes from casino earnings.

CUBE SLIDES IN: Revolution Studios has announced that Ice Cube will replace Vin Diesel in the sequel to XXX; Action sequel XXX 2 is due out in 2005.

SUPER POWER SUITS: Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless and Hercules star Kevin Sorbo filing separate breach-of-contract lawsuits Tuesday accusing Universal of withholding pay from the adjusted gross receipts of their syndicated shows.

HEAVY STUFF: Saturday Night Live alum Julia Sweeney tapped by ABC to write a Terms of Endearment-like comedy-drama about a terminally ill mother having to confront her imminent death and her family.

ON THE BRINK: French media giant Vivendi Universal and General Electric planning to finalize a deal to merge their U.S. entertainment assets on Friday. A final agreement should be announced any day now.

MOVING ON: Beyoncé Knowles' father, Mathew, selling his music management company, Music World Entertainment, to London-based music group Sanctuary for $10 million. He'll continue to stay on however as president of Sanctuary's urban division and continue managing his roster of artists.