The 15 hottest topics the week of June 11, 1999

By Jim Mullen
Updated June 11, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

1 Jerry Springer
Will his regular viewers watch if he tones down the violence? That all depends on the mood of the prison guards.

2 Calista Flockhart
Photogs spotted her carrying two small bags of groceries. She was hosting a party for herself and 40 supermodels.

3 Jeffrey Katzenberg
The ex-Disney honcho is now asking for $580 million in bonus pay. The counteroffer was a lifetime pass on the ”It’s a Small World” ride.

4 The Real World
Sorry, but a 21-year-old living in his parents’ house in Oxnard is the ”real world” — not living rent-free on a beach in Honolulu.

5 The Last Supper
Some people are criticizing the restoration of the Da Vinci classic. They claim Martha Stewart wasn’t in the original.

6 The Tony Awards
The prize TV stars get for a paid vacation in New York.

7 Pebble Beach
Clint Eastwood and Arnold Palmer want to buy it for a billion dollars. For that kind of money the place should have chauffeur-driven golf carts.

8 Bill Gtes
The world’s richest man has a new baby. For a girl, they were going to name it Tiffany. A boy, Wal-Mart.

9 Prince Edward
He’s mad that a tabloid printed topless pix of his fiancee. Other than Tommy Lee, who wouldn’t be?

10 JFK’s coffin
hey dumped it at sea. Which means only one thing: Eventually it will turn up on the Jersey Shore.

11 Charismatic
The Triple Crown contender is a lot like human athletes. Except only half of him is a horse’s ass.

The Mormons have gone online with their genealogical records. So you can be sure your sixth wife isn’t your first cousin.

13 The Backstreet Boys
Their new CD broke a record: the most allowance money ever spent in history.

14 Dolly the sheep
Whoops! Turns out she’s the same age as her mother. Even worse, they have the same taste in men.

15 Randy Jackson
Michael’s brother is in trouble for failing to turn over something in a bankruptcy case. His wallet.