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Thursday, July 30, 1998 Published at 11:19 GMT 12:19 UK


Entertainment

Chumbawamba Nutter's mystery injury

Mystery of Alice's (left ) injury remains unsolved

Mystery surrounds injuries suffered by Alice Nutter, singer with the anarchist band Chumbawamba, who is recovering from a broken nose and jaw.

The band's guitarist, Duncan Bruce, told the NME that she had got caught up in a police charge in Turin during a protest march by a local anarchist group.

But Bruce also told the rival music newspaper Melody Maker that her injuries were due to her falling out of bed on the tour bus.

The band's spokeswoman has refused to say which version was correct.



[ image: Spice Girls will be Live In Your Living Room in September]
Spice Girls will be Live In Your Living Room in September
Pay-per-view show for Spice Girls gig

The final date of the Spice Girls world tour at Wembley is to be shown as a pay-per-view special on Sky TV.

The show on Sunday, September 20 rounds off the 97-date tour, during which they will have played to 2.1m people.

The Spice Girls: Live In Your Living Room will be only the second pop concert screened live by Sky Box Office, after Robbie Williams in June.



[ image: Vaughn finally enters the Hollywood Walk of Fame]
Vaughn finally enters the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Man from U.N.C.L.E is a star at last

Actor Robert Vaughn, who rose to fame in The Man From U.N.C.L.E, has finally been given his own star on Hollywood's famous Walk of Fame.

Vaughn, who has since become one of Tinseltown's hardest-working actors, picked a spot at 6633 Hollywood Boulevard, explaining: "I used to wait for a bus here when I was a student."

The dedication ceremony for Vaughn's star coincides with the release of his 100th movie, BASEketball.



[ image: British born Binnie Barnes appeared in more than 75 movies]
British born Binnie Barnes appeared in more than 75 movies
Hollywood actress Binnie Barnes dies

Binnie Barnes, a glamorous British-born character actress who found success in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s, has died at the age of 95.

Miss Barnes whose break came in Charles Laughton's The Private Life of Henry VII in 1933, often played wisecrackers.

She appeared in more than 75 movies including Diamond Jim, The Adventures of Marco Polo and The Three Musketeers. Her last film, 40 carats, in 1973, co-starred Liv Ullmann and Gene Kelly.



[ image: Mike Tyson to play Mike Tyson]
Mike Tyson to play Mike Tyson
Tyson set to take a swipe at acting

Boxer Mike Tyson is set to take on his first movie role but he will be playing himself, New York's Daily News reports.

The film, Black and White involves white prep school students who have a "reckless infatuation with black hip-hop life," director James Toback says.

The plot deals with the murder of a black child and the protection of the murderer by a white student's father.



[ image: Robin Gibb (middle) : 'We have to make music we love']
Robin Gibb (middle) : 'We have to make music we love'
Bee Gees to release new live album

The Bee Gees are releasing a live album commemorating 30 years of hits. The songs on One Night Only were recorded at the group's only US concert in 1997.

The album will be released in September, just weeks before the brothers do a gig in Argentina.

"We have to make music we love," said Robin Gibb. "If you make music you love, other people might latch on to it"



[ image: Williams fighting against Polio]
Williams fighting against Polio
Robbie Wiliams to join Unicef campaign

Pop idol Robbie Williams is set to brave a war-zone to help a Unicef campaign against polio in children.

The ex-Take That star will be jetting in to northern Sri Lanka on a day when government and rebel forces have agreed to a ceasefire in the civil war. Robbie will be joining rocker Ian Dury, who had polio as a child and has worked for the campaign before.

Unicef hope an immunisation drive will help eradicate the disease by 2000.



[ image: Jerome Robbins revolutionising the art of American dance]
Jerome Robbins revolutionising the art of American dance
West Side Story choreographer dies

The Oscar winning director and choreographer Jerome Robbins has died at his New York home following a stroke he suffered five days ago.

Robbins is best known for revolutionising the art of dance through directing Broadway hits such as The King and I (1951), Peter Pan (1954), West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959) and Fiddler on the Roof (1964). He also created more than 50 ballets.

The characteristic machismo steps he choreographed for the gang members in West Side Story to the music of composer Leonard Bernstein, was considered a landmark in American musical theatre.

Robbins was awarded two Academy Awards for the 1960 film version of the musical.



[ image: Damon in rehearsals for theTalented Mr Ripley]
Damon in rehearsals for theTalented Mr Ripley
Italian job for Good Will star Damon

Good Will Hunting star Matt Damon has flown to Italy to join British film-maker Anthony Minghella to begin rehearsals for The Talented Mr Ripley.

Damon plays Mr Ripley in Minghella's version of Patricia Highsmith's book. The film, which begins shooting in two weeks, also stars Sliding Doors actress Gwyneth Paltrow and UK actor Jude Law.

Minghella is anticipating a long shoot but has told Damon he will be home in America in time for Christmas dinner.


Pretty Things play live on the Internet

Rock's original bad boys The Pretty Things are to play their pioneering rock opera for the first time in full, more than 30 years after it was written.

The performance of SF Sorrow will be the first time a full concert has been beamed live from the renowned Abbey Road Studios across the Internet.

The original 1966 line-up of the band will be joined by Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd for the one-off gig on September 6 at 9pm at www.muzic.com



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