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Thursday, 2 August, 2001, 17:12 GMT 18:12 UK
Robbie fans warned of 'fake' tickets
Fans hoping to see Robbie Williams in Glasgow this weekend are being warned about fake tickets.

Promoters fear thousands of forgeries have been sold on the black market.

All the tickets for Robbie's gigs at Hampden Park on Saturday and Sunday were bought up on the day they went on sale.

Strathclyde police say their officers will be checking all tickets at cordons set up outside the stadium - and anyone with a forgery will not get near the ground.

Promoters say the fakes have a washed-out appearance - and if you bought your ticket from any unofficial outlet, it is probably bogus.

Gorillaz win film award

Cartoon band Gorillaz have won a short film award for the video to their debut single Clint Eastwood.

The band, which includes Blur frontman Damon Albarn, beat Robbie Williams, Fatboy Slim, Radiohead, and Blur themselves to the prize.

Gorillaz took the video award at the Rushes Soho Short Film Festival Awards in central London.

Earlier this month the group refused to be entered for the Mercury Music Prize, but their record label Parlophone insisted they remain on the list.

Downey Jr 'sings' for Elton

Troubled actor Robert Downey Jr has been back in front of the cameras to film a music video for Elton John's latest single I Want Love.

Following his well-chronicled drug problems, Downey's return found him lip-synching to Elton's vocals.

Downey's agent Ed Limato said the actor had also been receiving offers of film and TV roles following an Emmy nomination for his role in Ally McBeal.

The star will appear at the Emmy award ceremony on 16 September, Limato said.

Jackson concerts sell out

Michael Jackson's two 30th anniversary celebration concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York have sold out within hours of tickets going on sale.

Tickets for the shows on 7 and 10 September went on sale at 1000 EST on Tuesday priced between $45 and $2,500.

The concerts will be Jackson's first with his brothers - Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Randy - since their Victory tour in 1984. Jermaine Jackson said he did not plan to take part.

Also playing at the concerts will be Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin and `N Sync.

Norton immortalised at Tussaud's

Graham Norton is to join the ranks of the famous waxwork figures at Madame Tussaud's in London.

The Bafta award-winning TV presenter and comedian was measured up for his body double this week.

The model is expected to be ready for unveiling in the new year.

Norton said: "I was shocked when I took the telephone call but was so happy because it is such an honour."

Big Brother's Dean's festival date

Former Big Brother contestant Dean O'Loughlin has been signed up to play at the V2001 music festival in Chelmsford, Essex.

Dean - who showed off his guitar skills during his nine weeks on the Channel 4 show - will play at the two-day event on 18 August.

Also included on the V2001 bill are Texas, Coldplay, Kylie Minogue, Toploader, The Charlatans, David Gray - and many more.

Dean - who made it into the final three on the reality TV show - once had a recording deal with his band L Kage but now plays in an act called Phoney.

Tomb Raider makers apologise

Eidos, makers of the Tomb Raider computer games, have apologised to a French archealogist who complained that one of the game's characters was very like him.

Eidos told French paper Le Monde that any likeness between Tomb Raider's Jean-Yves and the real-life Jean-Yves Empereur was coincidental.

Empereur is famous for discovering the remains of the Pharos lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, near the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

Tomb Raider's Jean-Yves - from the fourth version of the game - has both the same name and profession as Empereur.

The game is also set in Egypt.

Actor Joe Lynch dies

Joe Lynch, one of Ireland's best loved actors, has died, aged 76.

Lynch died after being taken ill at his at his holiday home in Spain on Tuesday.

In his 30-year career, Lynch shared top billing in films Never Mind The Quality and Feel The Width.

He featured in ITV soap Coronation Street in the early 70s as Elsie Tanner's lodger and starred in Ireland's longest-running soap Glenroe.

Posse road manager in court

The road manager for the rap group Insane Clown Posse has pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct following an incident involving a fan of rap rival Eminem.

William Dail, 27, is said to have choked the Eminem fan until he fell unconscious after an Insane Clown Posse concert in Omaha in May.

Dail appeared in court in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday and agreed to plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and pay a $100 fine.

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