Increasing The Peace

And the winner of the most security-obsessed awards show is: the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. In fact, there were more law-enforcement officers in the house last week than winners. Every star-filled limo on its way to Hollywood's Pantages Theater came equipped with an L.A. sheriff. More than 100 security guards and undercover officers manned the doors and metal detectors. Even the celebrities--including Lauryn Hill, Will Smith and Mike Tyson--had to look out for weapons. Overreaction? At the 1995 Source Awards, Death Row CEO Marion (Suge) Knight taunted his rival label, Bad Boy, setting off a feud that many believe led to the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Fortunately, this year's show went down quietly. "We know how to act when we want to," says Snoop Dogg.The only tense moment came when presenters Dr. Dre and Allen Iverson had to stall for 10 minutes while producers searched for the misplaced card announcing the best male solo performance (DMX won). "Whoever did this, they ought to fire his ass," Dre said. That's better than someone getting fired at.

Regis's $64,000 Quiz Mistake

If "Jeopardy!" is the Harvard of game shows, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" hails from junior high. After all, this is a show where contestants can skip half the multiple-choice answers, survey the audience and even phone home for help. So it's not surprising that "Millionaire" made a major boo-boo in its first week. When contestant David Honea got to the $64,000 question about which Great Lake (after Superior) is the largest in area, he correctly answered Huron. But host Regis Philbin said Lake Michigan. After the show, a puzzled Honea prodded the staff to double-check. "Every game show makes mistakes," says executive producer Michael Davies. Honea will return to the show this week. No word on the fate of the crack research staff.

Good Morning Mr. Gibson

Charles Gibson did not doze off in the middle of "Good Morning America" last week. Really he didn't. It may have looked like Gibson--eyes shut, head down, mouth agape--nodded off for several seconds in the middle of a report on the Turkish earthquake, but ABC says it isn't true. Not that you could blame the poor man for being exhausted--last week he anchored both the morning show and "World News Tonight." Still, despite photographic evidence to the contrary, the network is sticking to its no-doze line. "He was absolutely not asleep," says "GMA's" Sonya McNair. "He was leaning back, listening to Nancy Snyderman's interview." He must be a very good--and still--listener.

Gary Coleman Goes to the Poorhouse

Just when it seemed he couldn't sink any lower, Gary Coleman's luck got worse. Last week the 4-foot-8 actor filed for bankruptcy in Los Angeles. At the height of his career in the early 1980s, Coleman was making $70,000 per episode of "Diff'rent Strokes" and had an estate valued at $18 million. But since then he's suffered through financial setbacks large and small, from a 1989 lawsuit alleging his parents had mismanaged $1.3 million of his money to the $400 fine he was ordered to pay last month for punching a fan. "I can spread the blame all the way around, from me to my accounts to my adoptive parents and back to me again," Coleman says. He's unemployed at the moment, but Coleman says he's in "heavy development" of a new television series. That's good news for a guy whose recent jobs include car salesman and security guard.

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