INJURED Limp Bizkit may have landed at the top of the charts again this week, but Fred Durst didn’t have as smooth a landing. He sprained his ankle while jumping off a keyboard during Tuesday night’s concert in Jacksonville, Fla., according to MTV News. Although he was able to finish that night’s show, the band had to cancel Wednesday’s gig in Orlando.
LOCKED UP Coolio is going to the cooler. He was sentenced to 10 days in prison, along with 40 hours of community service and two years’ probation, after pleading guilty to illegal weapons possession. Last September California cops found a loaded 9mm pistol in his car when they stopped him for driving on the wrong side of the road.
CASTING Elijah Wood (”Deep Impact”) will play the head hobbit, Frodo Baggins, in New Line’s adaptation of ”The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The first of the three films, ”The Fellowship of the Ring,” starts shooting in October…. Rosie O’Donnell is considering two more kid-friendly projects. First, she’d play Santa Claus’ sister in ”Auntie Claus” for Nickelodeon Films, and she’s also eyeing Disney’s ”Double Wish,” about a nanny who magically appears to help raise two motherless kids…. Chris Reid, the high-haired Kid of Kid ‘n Play, has been signed as the host for ”Your Big Break,” a syndicated talent show/competition where amateurs ape their favorite singers. Hint for entrants: Don’t go as Play, because you never know if there’s bad blood.
RECONCILING? Will Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall either get back together or split up already? Their divorce case is scheduled to go to court in London on Friday, but Reuters reports that the couple are currently together with their children at their home in France. Even Hillary Clinton is saying, ”Why is she still with that guy?”
AXED MSNBC has yanked John Hockenberry‘s self-titled talk show, with its last episode airing tonight at 10 p.m., according to the Hollywood Reporter. Until a permanent replacement show is created, ”Hockenberry” will likely be replaced by various existing MSNBC shows like ”Time & Again.”
SHOW MUST GO ON? The New York Police Department announced that it was asking all Broadway shows to cancel their New Year’s Eve performances this year because there will be so much millennium craziness in Times Square, but Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has said he wants those curtains up. ”You have to allow the signature entertainment for New York — Broadway — to take place that night,” the mayor told the Associated Press. However, in a rare case of people disagreeing with Giuliani, many theater owners said they may close up shop anyway because of safety issues.
LAWSUIT Jack Klugman may make a messy roommate, but he may leave an even bigger mess when he moves out: A couple to whom he sold his Temecula, Calif., ranch for $3 million two years ago are suing him, claiming that he didn’t tell them about problems with the property that ended up costing them more than $100,000 to fix. Klugman’s lawyer says the actor wasn’t aware of any flaws, and neither was the real estate agent who helped sell the ranch.
OBITUARY Roberta Sherwood, the singer of ”Up a Lazy River” who rose to fame in her 40s when she headed to the clubs to support her family, died Monday from complications from Alzheimer’s at the age of 86. She was most renowned for her unassuming style (she wore matronly glasses and plain dresses) as well as her omnipresent cymbal with which she accompanied herself.