Jerry Bruckheimer is in talks with the National Hockey League about ponying up some $250 million to create a Las Vegas-based franchise, says Variety.... Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan is being investigated for not shaking or stirring but committing battery on a TMZ photographer this past Friday at a Malibu mall. (Funny how the assaulted shutterbugs are never on assignment from Time or Newsweek).... Bonnie Hunt's syndicated talker has been cleared in 55 percent of the country for a fall 2008 launch.... Resurrecting the Champ arrives on DVD Feb. 26.