1. Archive

"Peace out,' says Alicia

Alicia Calaway, the personal trainer from New York City who many of the other players saw as a threat, is ousted on a 5-4 vote from Wednesday's episode of Survivor: The Australian Outback on CBS. Keith won the immunity challenge for the second week in a row. CBS moved the show to Wednesday this week and March 21 because of the the NCAA playoffs. Next week: a show of outtakes from the first eight episodes.

Emmy nominees named

CBS's As the World Turns has netted 25 nominations for the 28th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, including outstanding drama series and lead actress for Martha Byrne. All My Children, also up for best soap, followed close behind with 21 nods. Susan Lucci also is up for best actress _ likely on the strength of the acclaimed plot in which her TV daughter (played by fellow Emmy nominee Eden Riegel) came out of the closet. Lucci and Byrne will face off against AMC's Julia Barr and Marcy Walker. CBS's Young and the Restless and ABC's General Hospital received 15 nominations combined. Elsewhere, Regis Philbin is nominated for best talk show host (pre-Kelly Ripa Live with Regis) and best game show host (ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire). The Daytime Emmys will air May 18 on NBC.

Springsteen in the studio

Bruce Springsteen is recording again with the E Street Band, and one group member hopes the sessions will lead to a new studio album. E Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt said Tuesday that Springsteen and the band recently got together to record a studio version of American Skin and "fooled around" with some other songs. "I'm certainly hoping that some time this year we'll get in (the studio) and do a record," Van Zandt told the Star-Ledger of Newark.

Eminem, a movie star?

Film producer Brian Grazer told Access Hollywood he has cast Eminem (Marshall Mathers III) in his film debut. "It's a Purple Rain kind of movie," he told the syndicated show, referring to Prince's semiautobiographical movie debut in 1984. "It's a hip movie, loosely based on Eminem's life, growing up in Detroit, an edgy story of his life." Eminem's publicist, Dennis Dennehy, could not confirm that the rapper had agreed to do the project but said he had talked with Grazer about starring in such a film. Grazer's credits include The Nutty Professor and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

K-Ci facing charges

A member of the R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo was charged with exposing himself at a Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles in December. Cedric Hailey, who goes by the stage name K-Ci, was charged Tuesday with 23 counts of indecent exposure and one count of lewd conduct, Deputy City Attorney Phyllis F. Henderson said. About 4,000 people were at the Shrine Auditorium for the Dec. 16 show. Hailey is accused of exposing himself to the audience, which included hundreds of children, Henderson said.

Prince of hip hop

Prince Charles played disc jockey Tuesday as he visited a center for homeless youth supported by his Prince of Wales Trust. The 52-year-old heir to the throne tried his hand at "scratching" on the turntables while at the Centrepoint shelter in London. "Dig that crazy rhythm," the prince exclaimed as he blended DJ Dee Kline's dance hit I Don't Smoke with Little Man by Long Lost Brother. Pressing a set of earphones to his head he added: "Are you insane?" Afterward, the teenagers expressed their approval.

Short takes

BABY GILL: The newborn baby of singers Vince Gill and Amy Grant now has a name: Corrina Grant Gill. Grant, 40, gave birth in Nashville on Monday.

SLOW DOWN: Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell was banned from driving for six weeks Wednesday for speeding at double the limit north of London. She also was ordered to pay a $580 fine and $50 in costs. Halliwell admitted driving her Aston Martin DB7 at 60 mph in a 30 mph zone near Watford on Oct. 31.

OBITUARY: Glenn Hughes, the leather-clad biker member of the Village People, died at age 50 on March 4 after a long illness, The Advocate reported Tuesday. Hughes was with the band from its founding in 1977 until 1995. At his request, Hughes will be buried in his leather outfit.

_ From Times staff and wire reports.