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BECKER'S BACK

More good news for Becker fans, if there is such a thing. The sitcom, which only a few weeks ago received a formal midseason pick-up from CBS, has now scored a spot on the network's fall schedule. Becker will air Wednesdays at 9:30 pm/ET following Monday transplant The King of Queens. Originally, the network had slotted the new Robert Klein- Judith Light family comedy The Stones at 9:30 pm/ET. That show now gets bumped to midseason. read more

MUSIC WORLD MOURNS

R&B crooner Barry White, best known for such sex-drenched tunes as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe," "I'm Gonna Love You, Just a Little More Baby" and "Love's Theme," died Friday. He was 58. The soul legend — who was in poor health for years — suffered a stroke in September and had been hospitalized ever since. Despite a career that spanned four decades, White picked up his first two Grammys in 1999 for his final studio album, Staying Power. read more

IT'S OVER

Sharon Stone has followed her basic instinct and split from her husband of five years, newspaper editor Phil Bronstein, the New York Post reports. The couple — who married on Valentine's Day, 1998, and adopted a baby boy, Roan, two years later — allegedly decided to call it quits after Stone returned from filming her latest flick, A Different Loyalty, in London and Moscow. read more

J.LO FIGHTS BACK

Jennifer Lopez has filed a petition against former manager, Benny Medina, accusing him of diverting and misappropriating monies belonging to her. She also accuses him of preventing other representatives from speaking with her. Naturally, Medina is denying the allegations. read more

OFF AND RUNNING

Despite competition from UPN's America's Next Top Model, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines grossed $4 million in early previews Tuesday night. In related news, T3 star Arnold Schwarzenegger will spend the Fourth of July weekend in Iraq, where he will screen the flick for the troops. read more

FAREWELL

Legendary jazz flutist Herbie Mann, who is credited with helping popularize world music, died Tuesday in Santa Fe of prostate cancer. He was 73. read more

IT WAS HER DESTINY

Beyonce Knowles's solo debut Dangerously in Love entered Billboard's album chart at No. 1 with sales of 317,000 copies. Michelle Branch's new CD landed at No. 2 with 157,000 copies sold. read more

TARGET ROCKS

Target is getting into business with Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. The highly-addictive discount chain is offering an exclusive six-track CD featuring songs from the pair, who are currently on tour together. Among the singles on the disc: Remixes of Aguilera's "Beautiful" and "Fighter," as well as Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" and "Cry Me a River." read more

ABOUT FACE

Actress-model Rachel Hunter has decided she doesn't want to ditch hubby Rod Stewart — just days after filing for divorce from the singer. It's unclear why the former Are You Hot? judge chose to withdraw her divorce request, and honestly, I couldn't care less. read more

THE GREAT GREEN WAY

DreamWorks confirms that it is developing a Broadway musical based on Shrek, USA Today reports. American Beauty director Sam Mendes may helm the project. read more

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