WEEK IN REVIEW: Tiger Marries Girlfriend
MARTHA SERVES: Martha Stewart checked into the minimum-security women's prison in Alderson, W. Va., about 5:55 a.m. Friday to begin her sentence for lying about a 2001 sale of ImClone Systems Inc. stock. The celebrity homemaker, 63, had spent Thursday night at a private residence near the facility, say reports, and was driven inside prison gates Friday in a gray SUV. In a message posted on her personal Web site, Stewart told fans: "With your good wishes in my heart, I am looking forward to being back at work in March, and to many brighter days ahead."
CAMPAIGN CLASH: Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic candidate Sen. John Edwards met face-to-face in a Tuesday night debate that was barely civil and often nasty, with the Republican challenging the younger Edwards's record of experience - and Edwards doing the same of Cheney and President Bush. Edwards, 51, came out swinging, saying the current administration is "still not being straight with the American people" over Iraq. Cheney, 63, continually hammered home the point that the administration was making "significant progress."
HOWARD'S END: Fans of shock jock Howard Stern will have to fork over $100 or more for special equipment and $12.95 a month to tune him in once he takes his show to the digitally broadcast and subscriber-based Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. in 2006. Stern, 50, announced the switch Wednesday, after being dropped earlier this year from several stations that objected to his often off-color humor. "I have to get away from all these restrictions," Stern told reporters about leaving broadcast radio.
HOLLYWOOD LOSSES: Two legends – one of an Alfred Hitchcock classic, the other of classic one-liners – died this week. Blonde beauty Janet Leigh, 77, who took the most famous shower in movie history, in 1960's Psycho, died Sunday in Beverly Hills after a yearlong battle with a blood disease. Then, on Tuesday, Rodney Dangerfield, the goggle-eyed comic who made himself the butt of his jokes, died at the UCLA Medical Center, where he had undergone heart valve replacement surgery on Aug. 25. The self-deprecating Dangerfield, whose signature line was "I can't get no respect," was 82.