SAVED: Diana Ross was spared a return to the slammer (for driving drunk) when an Arizona judge on Monday decreed that she had fulfilled the terms of her two-day sentence, reports Reuters. Magistrate T. Jay Cranshaw said last month that the Supreme diva, 60, would have to return to jail after learning that she had left a Connecticut jail three times while serving her 48-hour sentence and had been released for good an hour early.
QUOTED: "I didn't cry, but I felt like I was about to for like seven hours." -- Matthew Perry, 37, to New York's Daily News, on finishing Friends"
CAST: "Legally Blonde" favorite Reese Witherspoon, 28, will star in and produce "Sports Widow," a romantic comedy about a woman who betters her football-obsessed husband by becoming an expert on the sport, says Reuters-Hollywood Reporter. "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" filmmaker David Mirkin will direct.
WON: "I Am My Own Wife," by playwright Doug Wright, 41, took the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for drama, announced Monday. The one-man show tells the story of a real-life German transvestite, born Lothar Berfelde, who survived not only the Nazis but the Communists, without relinquishing her unusual sexual identity. "As a boy growing up in Bible Belt Texas," Wright tells AP, "I'd always felt very negatively about my own sexuality and I thought, 'Here's someone who lived an uncompromising life in the face of the two most repressive regimes that Western culture has ever produced.'"
SOLICITED: Some subscribers to the 13-year-old Martha Stewart Living magazine have received a multiple-choice questionnaire from the magazine, to gauge their reactions to such possibilities as replacing features that carry the disgraced domestic diva's name, reports The New York Times. Among the queries: "If Martha Stewart had to go to jail, do you think changing the name of Martha Stewart Living is a good idea or a bad idea?" A statement from the magazine said a number of possibilities are being considered.