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SAG HACKS SHAQ FOR DISNEY AD

Shaquille O'Neal may have just carried the Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA championship, but he's being called for a technical foul by the Screen Actors Guild. Soon after L.A.'s Game 6 win over Indiana on Monday, O'Neal taped an "I'm going to Disneyland" spot, paying no mind to SAG's current strike against advertisers. "We are very disappointed about the ad," SAG rep Todd Amorde told Variety. "In a strike situation, there are no special circumstances. A scab is a scab." Shaq's agent Leonard Armato said proceeds from the ad will go to charity. At least NBC has no beef with Shaq, nor Tiger Woods for that matter: The Peacock Network rode the NBA Finals and Woods's dominating U.S. Open golf victory to a ratings win for the week. read more

MILLIONAIRE CD ON THE WAY

Yup, you read that right. A soundtrack to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will land in stores on Aug. 1 and, according to the New York Daily News, Regis Philbin sings! His "Pennies From Heaven" will be alongside other famous "money" songs from the likes of the O'Jays and Shirley Bassey. Taking the cake: lifeline tracks "Telephone Line" by ELO and Blondie's "Call Me." OK, you can stop gagging now. — John Perney read more

BUFFY THE BIG SISTER

Speaking of adoptions, Sarah Michelle Gellar will take a "little sister" under her wing this fall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The New York Post reports that a yet-to-be-cast actress will play the role of Dawn, a 10- to 15-year-old with the ability to channel evil spirits. The regular character apparently will also take a liking to Xander. read more

SHARON STONE: CALL ME MOM

It's a boy for Sharon Stone! According to Reuters, this Friday's US Weekly will include a piece on the actress and journalist husband Phil Bronstein's adoption of a baby boy. Roan Joseph Bronstein, born in Texas on May 22, is the couple's first child. read more

AXL'S STALKER SENTENCED

Axl Rose stalker Karen McNeil was sentenced to a year in jail Monday for violating a 1997 court order to keep away from the former Guns N' Roses rocker, according to AP. McNeil, 39, had reportedly been on Rose's property at least six times in the past four years. read more

VENTRILOQUISTS HONOR TYLER

The International Ventriloquists Association honored Willie Tyler & Lester at its annual convention in Las Vegas last weekend, according to AP. "It all started when I was 10 years old," Tyler told the crowd as he reminisced about his 40-year career. "Coming home from school everyday and I would gaze into the window of this thrift shop just down the street from where I lived. In the middle of all the dusty articles on display sat a very unusual ventriloquist's character that would stare down at me." read more

HBO PASSES ON SPORTS NIGHT

HBO has opted not to pick up canceled series Sports Night from ABC, according to Variety. Series creator/executive producer Aaron Sorkin has indicated he's not interested in producing the critically acclaimed series for any network other than HBO. In other words, the show's a goner. read more

SOPRANOS STAR DEAD AT 71

Nancy Marchand, the actress who played crusty matriarch Livia on HBO's hit mob drama The Sopranos, has died after a long battle with emphysema and lung cancer. The 71-year-old actress, who also won four Emmy Awards for her role as newspaper publisher Margaret Pynchon on Lou Grant, died Sunday at her Stratford, CT, home. She is survived by a son, two daughters and seven grandchildren. read more

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Frank Sinatra Jr., who came of age in the 1960s, told the Asbury Park Press that he hated the Beatles "because they hated everybody." He also dissed '60s rock groups Lovin' Spoonful and the Mamas and the Papas "because they were promoting LSD and things like that, and a whole lot of people died using that stuff." read more

ROBIN LEACHES REACHES SETTLEMENT

Former Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous host Robin Leach has settled charges brought on by 12 states over fraudulent vacation ads featuring his likeness, according to Reuters. Leach, who paid no penalties and admitted no crime, says his image was used without his permission. He's agreed to meet Federal Trade Commission rules requiring spokespersons to check out the products they pitch. read more

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