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Thursday, July 9, 1998 Published at 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK


Sinatra's daughter releases CD tribute

Nancy Sinatra pays CD tribute to her father

Nancy Sinatra, whose duet with her father Somethin' Stupid was a number one hit 31 years ago, is re-releasing the song as a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Proceeds of the CD For My Dad will go towards the Frank Sinatra Foundation in memory of the entertainer, who died in May, aged 82, after a long illness.

The CD, to be released next week, also includes Feelin' Kinda Sunday, another duet with her father, and It's For My Dad, which she recorded in 1977.

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Whitney Houston performs in the UK for the first time in 5 years
Houston's first UK date for five years

US pop star Whitney Houston is performing in Britain today for the first time in five years.

The 34-year-old singer's one-off show at Manchester's Nynex Arena is part of her first European tour since 1993. Extra seats were made available for fans following an immediate sell-out of tickets after the show was announced.

South London rhythm and blues singer Conner Reeves will appear as a special guest at the concert.

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Director Adrian Lyne's is "thrilled" by US release
Lyne's Lolita finally to get American release

Adrian Lyne's controversial movie Lolita, which was shunned by major Hollywood studios, will finally reach US cinemas next month.

Lyne's version of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel of a middle-aged man's obsession with a 12-year-old girl has been showing in European cinemas for six months.

Now the Showtime cable channel and the Samuel Goldwyn Company say it will run on cable on August 2, then distributed in the US in late September. Lyne said he was "thrilled".

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Sandra Bullock opting for the open road
Bullock joins exodus from Los Angeles

Actress Sandra Bullock has joined the flood of stars abandoning Hollywood, deciding to move to the wide open spaces of Texas.

The state is the setting for her latest film, Hope Floats. Her new home is on the shores of Lake Austin. Like Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore and Harrison Ford, Bullock has decided that working in Los Angeles is one thing, but living there is a different matter.

[ image: John Travolta will appear with his wife in Shipping News]
John Travolta will appear with his wife in Shipping News
Travolta and wife team up for movie

Husband and wife team John Travolta and Kelly Preston have just achieved one of their long-held ambitions they are finally going to make a movie together.

They will appear in the forthcoming film version of E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News.

Travolta plays a widowed New Yorker who moves to a remote Newfoundland village and has to adjust to the changes in his life, work and surroundings. Preston plays one of those important changes.

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Bob Monkhouse: show should be "rustic"
Monkhouse dreams of Golden moments

Veteran comic Bob Monkhouse has said he longs to dust down his classic live game show The Golden Shot.

The 70 year old entertainer would back the once popular shooting show just as it was in the 60s and 70s.

"I wouldn't want it to be hi-tech. It would need to be creaky, old-fashioned, almost rustic," said Monkhouse in an interview with BBC Online.

In the show - hosted by Monkhouse from 1967-71 and again in 1975 - contestants instructed a blindfolded marksman to fire a crossbow at a target with the memorable words "Bernie, the bolt".

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