"Fast Eddie" Parker, the inspiration behind the 1961 movie The Hustler, died of a heart attack Friday at the age of 69... Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been dumped by the rock group over a contract dispute and replaced by Eric Singer, a Kiss member from 1991 to 1996... NBC has ordered nine episodes of the reality game show Fear Factor, in which everyday people are challenged to confront their phobias... Real-life marrieds Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon will co-star in Showtime's adaptation of Dorothy Allison's best-selling novel Cavedweller, according to The Hollywood Reporter. — Michael Ausiello with Daniel R. Coleridge