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Wednesday, 9 May, 2001, 12:47 GMT 13:47 UK
Wyman lays into Hear'Say
Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman has attacked chart-topping pop group Hear'Say.

"They are just pretty young people someone has discovered," the 64-year-old rocker told the Daily Mail.

"They don't write the songs they sing, most of the time they mime when performing live and most can't play an instrument," he added.

Wyman, whose band the Rhythm Kings recently kicked off a European tour, said the British music industry had become obsessed with youth.


Thriller for ER star

ER heartthrob Goran Visnjic is to star in a British supernatural thriller with Corin Redgrave and Shirley Henderson.

The Croatian actor, who plays Dr Luka Kovac in the hospital drama, will play a hypnotherapist with telepathic powers who pursues a ritualistic killer.

The thriller, directed by Nick Willing, starts shooting in London on May 13.

Goran Visnjic's film credits include Practical Magic and Rounders, but Doctor Sleep is his first lead role.


DJ Cox to marry

BBC Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Sara Cox has confirmed she plans to marry her club DJ boyfriend Jon Carter.

The presenter told listeners on Tuesday morning's show she is engaged to Carter, whom she teamed up with at the station's Love Parade event in July last year.

Cox said they had both used the Bank Holiday weekend to fill their parents in on their plans.

"I love Jon. We have a huge laugh together and we couldn't be happier," she said.

"It's been a long time coming - we've had our eye on each other for the last five years. We've yet to fix the final details, but it looks like October will be the perfect time."


Halle Berry lawsuit settled

A woman who was suing actress Halle Berry over a car accident has dropped her claim after a settlement was reached.

Hetal Raythatha had issued a writ against the X-Men star for negligence after their cars collided in February 2000.

The lawsuit alleged Berry, who left the accident scene, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which the actress denies.

Both women were injured in the crash with Berry suffering a gash on her head while Raythatha received a broken wrist.


Shock singer asked to cancel

A church group has asked rocker Marilyn Manson to cancel his appearance on the Ozzfest tour when it reaches Denver.

Citizens for Peace said Manson promotes violence, hate and drugs and should be allowed to spread his message in Denver.

Manson had originally pulled out of the festival because of scheduling problems but was reinstated to the bill.

The shock rocker was seen by some as an influence on the Columbine High School murderers, who were said to be into his music.


Woods to take Brando role

Actor James Wood is to take over from Marlon Brando in film Scary Movie 2.

Brando was forced to pull out of shooting the spoof sequel on health grounds.

The film is directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and stars his brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans.

Woods has now joined the cast in the role of the priest, alongside other actors such as Tory Spelling, Tim Curry and Natasha Lyonne.


Scottish duo at T in the Park

People power has secured a place on the T in the Park bill for The Proclaimers.

Fans flooded the festival's website requesting the Scottish duo make an appearance.

Charlie and Craig Reid will be performing at the Balado site on 7 July.

They will be playing new material from their forthcoming album 'Persevere', as well as the old favourites such as Letter From America and 500 Miles.


R&B singer forced to pull out of Sting tour

Grammy nominee Jill Scott has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, forcing her to cancel dates supporting Sting.

The R&B singer was suffering from a fever when she was taken in.

She was scheduled to perform on the first date of Sting's tour in Washington but she is expected to rejoin soon.

Scott's debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, earned her three Grammy nominations this year and has sold more than a million copies.

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