NEWS BRIEFS: Prince Upstages Hiltons

01/27/2004 AT 01:45 AM EST

PERFORMED: Paris and Nicky Hilton were upstaged at InStyle magazine's Golden Globe after-party on Sunday when Prince popped up as a surprise guest around midnight, reports the Associated Press. (InStyle is a sister publication of PEOPLE.) He played guitar on "Brickhouse" and his signature hit "Kiss," but left the singing to the band. After two songs, he blew a quick kiss to the crowd and hopped off the stage, says AP. Other guests at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (which was built by the Hilton sisters' grandfather, Barron Hilton): Nick Lachey and wife Jessica Simpson, Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Costner, Lance Bass and Clint Eastwood.

GAGGED: Lawyers for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who is being sued for $3 million by the driver who claims he was forced to speed Combs and Jennifer Lopez away from a Times Square nightclub shooting in 1999, sought and received a gag order in the case from Supreme Court Justice Harold Beeler, reports New York's Daily News. No lawyer may speak to reporters in the case, for which J.Lo has been subpoenaed to testify.


QUOTED: "Note to self. Do not become Halle Berry." -- "Monster" Golden Globe winner Charlize Theron, 28, in The New Yorker, saying that she doesn't wish to follow Berry's career path of following an Oscar-winning role with playing a Bond girl


HONORED: The Dave Matthews Band will receive the special Chairman's Award at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards for its devotion to social and environmental causes and its "dignified representation of people of color," the civil rights group has announced. The honor will be bestowed at the March 6 awards ceremony in Los Angeles. FOX will broadcast the program on March 11.

SHED: Jerry Lewis, 77, has shed the 50 pounds he gained from steroid treatments and returned home after a three-month hospital stay, a spokeswoman tells AP. The veteran comic intends to make a return engagement March 3 at Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where he had been a regular performer before his health worsened nearly three years ago, said publicist Candi Cazau.

SLAMMED: Political satirist Al Franken bodyslammed a heckler at a New Hampshire rally on Monday for Democratic presidential Howard Dean, reports the New York Post. Observers helped Franken, 52, back to his feet. "I'm neutral in this race," Franken said after the incident, "but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down."

RATED: Sunday night's NBC broadcast of the 61st annual Golden Globe Awards was the most-watched since at least 1980, according to preliminary Nielsen figures. An estimated 26.7 million people tuned in, an increase of 6 million over last year.

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