SCHEDULED: A $10 million lawsuit alleging that Madonna, 45, and her director-husband, Guy Ritchie, 35, stole the idea for their 2002 film remake of "Swept Away" will go to court May 4, reports the Associated Press. In the suit, self-described singer, songwriter, director and actor Vincent D'Onofrio (not the star of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent") alleges that the couple took his idea for a remake of the 1975 Italian comedy and then cut him out of the credits and compensation. (The movie bombed with critics and audiences upon its quickly curtailed release.) Madonna and Ritchie have said through their attorney that D'Onofrio does not have proof of a contract with Madonna or Sony Pictures.
QUOTED: "What's amazing to me with these nominations is how things can change with one movie. One day you're framing your death certificate. The next day your future looks infinitely brighter." -- Alec Baldwin, 45, to The New York Times, reacting to the news of his Best Supporting Actor nomination for "The Cooler"
WON: Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry beat Dr. Howard Dean in New Hampshire's Democratic primary election Tuesday (despite pre-voting day surveys showing Dean the victor), while other hopefuls, North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and Gen. Wesley Clark, tied for a distant third. Dean told Wednesday's "Today" show he was not giving up on the race for the White House, while Edwards said on the same program that he would not consider becoming Kerry's running mate as vice president, though he would welcome Kerry as his veep.
CAST: Kelly Osbourne, 19, of the MTV reality family, will make her first attempt at a scripted series with ABC's drama pilot "Doing It," says the Hollywood Reporter. Based on British author Melvin Burgess's controversial young-adult novel, "Doing It" centers on the sexual antics of three 16-year-olds in Seattle: Dino, Jonathan and Ben. Osbourne's role would be as a love interest for Jonathan.
SNIPPED: A recently resurfaced 1954-55 master tape of Elvis Presley singing "That's All Right" and nine other songs was ceremonially cut into two-inch pieces at a recording studio in Manhattan Tuesday, reports The New York Times. While purists had called for the preservation of the tape, the pieces are being sold off for $495 each by the Master Tape Collection, of Bloomfield, N.J. "What we decided to do was share the tape," said the company's president, Michael Esposito, quickly adding that the relic was too brittle ever to be played again.