Jay's Farewell: White stretch limos lined the street outside the funeral of Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) yesterday as friends and family mourned the rap star who was shot in his recording studio a week ago today. Along with band mates Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, those attending the service included Simmons's brother, hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, and performers LL Cool J, Chuck D and Queen Latifah. Thousands of fans also turned up Monday night outside a funeral home in Queens where the wake was held, many sporting the classic Run-DMC look -- white Adidas sneakers with the laces removed and Kangol hats -- and blasting Run-DMC tunes like "My Adidas" and "Peter Piper." Meanwhile, fellow hip-hop artists have formed a coalition to provide financial support to Mizell's family. The group has also raised $50,000 to go toward a reward for the arrest and conviction those responsible for his death . . . Never Mind: Sharon Osbourne has made a quick about-face, denying her previous assertion that the upcoming season of the MTV reality show "The Osbournes" would be its last. Osbourne, who is fighting colon cancer, told Barbara Walters in a "20/20" interview airing tonight that she regretted allowing the intrusive cameras into the family's home and said she wanted her privacy back. But she made a fast reversal yesterday. "I have every intention of fulfilling our commitment to MTV for a full 20 episodes," she said. "I love my MTV." Meanwhile, daughter Kelly's debut album, "Shut Up!," is set to hit stores Nov. 26, the same day as the "Osbournes" season premiere . . . Tell It to George Jones: In anticipation of tonight's Country Music Association Awards, the vocal duo Montgomery Gentry says the state of country music couldn't be better. The pair, voted CMA's top vocal duo of 2000 and up for the same award this year, cited 2002 nominees Alan Jackson, Shania Twain and Faith Hill as evidence of the vitality and diversity of the genre. The awards will be broadcast live from Nashville tonight at 8 on CBS.
-- Compiled by K. Wilcox from Web and wire reports