WHAT'S BAD FOR Osama bin Laden is not only good for America in the macro, it's also good for director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal (the team that brought you "The Hurt Locker") in the micro.
Variety reports that Boal's screenplay about the hunt for bin Laden, which is to be Bigelow's next film, is about the very Navy SEAL team that put a bullet in his head.
While movie third acts can certainly be tricky, it seems safe to say that Bigelow's next film is going to have a killer ending.
Bigelow and Boal are still aiming for a summer shoot.
Sheen marriage officially finito
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are finally divorced, so we guess that means that Charlie can stop moping and start dating again.
As TMZ.com first reported, papers and details for the divorce were filed a few drug binges, and one custody settlement, ago.
Now that it's official, Brooke gets $55,000 a month in child support - more than the average family of four makes in a year - and it's tied to the child support Charlie pays to Denise Richards for their two children together.
In addition to the monthly stipened, Brooke also got a lump sum of $757,698.70 (we sure hope the 70 cents wasn't a sticking point) and another $1 million for her share of the family home, which stays with Charlie.
* In other Charlie news, the "winning" actor toured tornado-ravaged Alabama yesterday and said he wants to organize a relief event for victims in the state.
After going through the decimated Alberta neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Sheen told the Associated Press he was working with local officials to organize a benefit.
"I want to bring some money, hope, faith and healing to the area," said Charlie.
The actor, wearing a University of Alabama baseball cap, said he decided to visit after receiving an invitation via Twitter from 'Bama student David Harris, of Mobile.
Sheen planned to spend the day in Tuscaloosa meeting residents and first-responders.
He posed for photographs with police officers and National Guard soldiers, accompanied by one of his so-called goddesses - marijuana magazine model Natalie Kenly - and former major leaguer Todd Zeile.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said he welcomed Sheen's visit, which likely would focus even more national attention on the city of about 83,000.
"I hope he's sincere when he says he'll come back," Maddox said.
One of Sheen's stops was at a destroyed Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
He walked through the rubble amid the pungent odor of rotting food, and left through an opening in what had been a walk-in freezer.
Sheen posted a photo yesterday on Twitter showing the wreckage of a home with a message:
"I'm in Tuscaloosa. It's beyond words. Info coming soon on how you can all help."
* Tattle reads a lot of mysteries but we've never read one by Nevada Barr.
Now we're curious.
A Mississippi attorney says the best-selling Barr has paid $11,000 in sanctions for lying under oath about an extramarital affair and for destroying a computer believed to be used to write her then-husband a breakup letter.
A county judge in Mississippi imposed the sanctions last month.
The judge found Barr lied during depositions by denying an affair that she later admitted to in testimony.
The judge also ordered Barr to transfer $280,737 to a retirement account for her ex-husband, Richard Broderick Jones, and to pay $2,500 in taxes on a home where they once lived. Kathleen A. Conway, an attorney for Jones, said yesterday that Barr had paid the sanctions, taxes, and tendered documents for the retirement fund.
* "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, 68, has signed a multiyear deal through 2015 to stay with the long-running syndicated program that last season ranked No. 1 in daytime, CBS Television Distribution said yesterday.
* On Sunday, a day after becoming parents to twins, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their vows with a hospital ceremony conducted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who also blessed the babies.
* TMZ.com reports that former fried chicken mogul Flavor Flav was pulled over late Friday night in Las Vegas for a routine traffic violation.
Alas, Flav was in the system - for four other car woes - so he was taken to a nearby jail, booked and released.
* Also booked and released - on Sunday night - was '80s heartthrob Rick Springfield, who was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com.
Springfield, 61, was pulled over for a traffic violation but police smelled liquour and the "Jessie's Girl" singer did not do well when asked to walk a straight line.
* Kid Rock accepted his Great Expectations Award at the Detroit branch of the NAACP's 56th annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Sunday night, and announced five $10,000 grants to local organizations and $50,000 to the American Red Cross for tornado victims in the South.
Billboard.com reported that many in the crowd announced at more than 10,000 gave Rock a standing ovation, defusing a bit of the controversy that surrounded the NAACP giving an award to a man often seen with the Confederate flag.
Rock told the crowd that "I've never flown that flag with hate in my heart, not one ounce."
He explained that his use of the image was an "homage" to Lynyrd Skynyrd and that he made the donations to "turn a negative into a positive."
He concluded his speech with "I love America, I love Detroit and I love black people!"
BANGShowbiz.com and Daily News wire services contributed to this report.