HONORED: Comedian and actress Lily Tomlin, 64, was honored by Dave Chappelle, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton at Washington's Kennedy Center Sunday night, when she received its Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, reports Reuters. George Lopez, 42, recalled Tomlin's appearances on "Laugh-In" when he was a child. "She did some stuff with Richard Pryor that were among the best comedy moments ever," he said, describing her as a great comic who was also very soulful.
QUOTED: "Once he goes to school things are really going to have to change ... 'cause I don't think I'd like to do anything, you know, more than pick him up from the school gate every day." -- Russell Crowe, 39, to "Entertainment Tonight," on how he plans to adjust to being a father once his first child, a boy, arrives in January
DEPARTED: CNBC anchor Brian Williams, 44, will leave that post next September to join "NBC Nightly News" full time to help familiarize viewers with him before he takes over for outgoing anchor Tom Brokaw, 63, reports the New York Post. Williams is expected to assume Brokaw's chair right after the November 2004 presidential elections.
REQUESTED: A lawyer for Diana Ross is asking that a new judge hear his request to toss out the breath-test results expected to be used in the pop diva's drunk-driving trial in Tucson, Ariz., reports AP. Ross, 59, was stopped on Dec. 30 and faces three DUI-related charges. She has pleaded not guilty. The trial, originally set for Sept. 9 and then Dec. 9, is now scheduled for January.
DIED: Rosey Nix Adams, 45, the daughter of late country music singer June Carter Cash (and stepdaughter to the late Johnny Cash) was found dead in a parked bus along with Nashville bluegrass fiddle player Jimmy Campbell, 40, authorities tell AP. Ted Denny, spokesman for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, calls the deaths "suspicious." He said emergency medical workers found drug paraphernalia, including needles and pipes, on the bus near the bodies. Autopsies are planned.