PASSAGES: Tom Hanks Upsets a Mouse
REVISED: When the dust settled in the weekend box-office race, Tom Hanks in "Road to Perdition" actually ended up No. 1. Originally it had been announced that "Stuart Little 2" had taken the weekend crown, based on preliminary studio estimates. As it was, reports the Associated Press, "Perdition" officially took in $15.4 million, while "Stuart" hauled in $15.1 million . . . SAVED: "Big Brother" contestant Chiara Berti, 25, charged with three misdemeanors, including driving under the influence, when she was picked up by the California Highway Patrol on May 26 (three weeks before the show went on the air), will remain on the show despite the arrest, reports AP. "On the bright side, she won't be doing any driving in the house," a network spokesperson told the news service . . . DIED: Gene Moss, 75, who co-wrote the short-lived '60s cartoon series "Roger Ramjet" and supplied the deep and stern voice of Smokey the Bear in public service ads for the U.S. Forest Service, died of cancer in a Palm Desert, Calif., hospital Monday, reports Reuters. He had long retired from voice-over work . . . TRANSFORMED: "Today" show host Katie Couric, 45, gave a major plug to her cameo appearance in the Mike Myers screen comedy "Austin Powers in Goldmember" on Tuesday's edition of her program. She plays a mannish prison guard, though it was said (jokingly perhaps) that her role ended up on the cutting room floor. As it was, she required take after take on the set, forcing Myers, 39, to coach her. "I was actually getting acting tips from a doofus," commented Couric. And she wonders why she was cut?
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