TONYA HARDING IN ALCOHOL TREATMENT
Ex-figure skater Tonya Harding says she has a drinking problem and is getting help.
A judge in Vancouver, Wash., Monday deferred prosecution of charges the 31-year-old Harding drove under the influence of alcohol, stipulating she stay in an outpatient treatment program for two years.
Harding said she attends sessions at a clinic three days a week and goes to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings twice weekly.
She was arrested in April after police found her behind the wheel of a pickup in a ditch; her blood-alcohol count was twice the legal limit.
At the time of her arrest, Harding was on probation for beating her ex-boyfriend with a hubcap two years earlier. She is scheduled to appear in another court Thursday on the parole violation, and could end up going to jail for five months if that judge finds evidence she drank.
NBC AIRS 'LOVING YOU' TO MARK ELVIS'S DEATH
NBC plans to broadcast Elvis Presley's 1957 film "Loving You" on Aug. 17 to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.
The network, which bought the film from Paramount in 1968, will air a digitally restored version of the movie in high definition and with CD-quality sound.
It's the first such treatment given to a Presley film.
"Loving You" is a fitting memorial to Elvis, as it tracks the rise of a young delivery truck driver named Deke Rivers under a manipulative manager, not unlike his real-life handler, Col. Tom Parker.
SHAKY AOL ONLINE UNIT GETS NEW BOSS
AOL Time Warner has named an outsider to run its struggling online division.
The entertainment giant Tuesday appointed Jonathan Miller, who once headed the interactive elements of USA Networks, as chairman and chief executive officer of its America Online division.
Before joining USA Networks in 1997, 45-year-old Miller ran the international television operations of Nickelodeon.
Miller comes aboard as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice investigation AOL Time Warner for accounting practices related to ad revenue at America Online.
ANNA NICOLE HAS BIG RATINGS IN DEBUT
Ex-Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith's debut episode of her reality TV show proved to be a powerful draw, scoring a 5.5 overnight Nielsen rating.
That's nearly double the 2.8 pulled last spring by "The Osbournes," the MTV series that inspired "Anna Nicole," which debuted Sunday night on E! Entertainment Television.
The rating is the highest ever for the cable channel, including its popular pre-Oscar coverage.