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Tuesday, 20 November, 2001, 12:12 GMT
Emmy for Graham Norton
Chat show host Graham Norton has won an International Emmy.

The Channel 4 presenter took the prize in the popular arts category for his So Graham Norton series at the 29th awards in New York on Monday night.

It caps a run of award triumphs for Norton, who is establishing a reputation in the US, including victories at the TV Baftas in the UK. He has also received two nominations for the British Comeday Awards.

ITV drama Dirty Tricks, starring Martin Clunes, was named best drama, while the arts documentary award went to Channel 4's The Miles Davis Story.

A film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Jesus Christ Superstar won the performing arts section.


Sir Paul is golden oldie

Sir Paul McCartney is to make his first appearance on Top Of The Pops for more than eight years this week - one of the oldest performers ever to appear.

He will perform his single Freedom, written after the attacks on the World Trade Centre towers.

At 59 he is thought to be beaten only by Tom Jones as the oldest artist to have played on the show.

Sir Paul last appeared on TOTP in 1993 with his single C'Mon People.

Bafta to honour Dame Judi

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) will hold a special tribute for actress Dame Judi Dench, which will be broadcast on BBC One.

The tribute, which is being held on 9 December in London's West End, will be hosted by actor and comic Stephen Fry, and will see Dame Judi be awarded the Bafta Fellowship - its highest accolade.

The Oscar-winning actress is famed for a long career including work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and film roles including Mrs Brown and Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love, for which she won an Oscar.

Guests include Pierce Brosnan, Richard E Grant, Joseph Fiennes, Rupert Everett, Jim Broadbent, Richard Briers, Geoffrey Palmer, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir John Mills, June Whitfield and Rufus Sewell.


Jagger 'retires' from wild ways

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger has reportedly said he has given up drink, drugs and partying to promote his new solo album.

The Rolling Stones frontman, 58, has talked about preparations for a show in Los Angeles last week to perform songs from Goddess in the Doorway.

"I've already changed my lifestyle to accommodate the fact that I have to do all this, to go on stage and perform," he told The Independent.

He also said The Stones would keep on performing "for as long as they can still do it with some sense of dignity".


Charlie's director 'takes' sequel role

Charlie's Angels director Joseph McGinty, known as McG, has agreed to work on a sequel to the hit film, according to Variety magazine.

Cameron Diaz is in talks to reprise her role, while the remaining two Angels, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore, will enter negotiations soon, the magazine's website says.

McGinty has reportedly received a number of high-profile offers since the film, which was his debut feature, took $125m (88m) at American box offices.

The movie was a modern remake of the hit 1970s TV show of the same name.


Lara Croft competition launched by Kittens

A huge Tomb Raider competition in which fans must scour the country for clues has been launched by chart-topping band Atomic Kitten.

A trail of clues and symbols, which must be entered on an internet site, will be hidden on posters and ads, and fans could win an around-the-world holiday to locations used in the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider film.

The first clues were tattoos on the three band members' arms.

The competition has been organised to promote the video and DVD release of the Lara Croft film at the end of November.


Belafonte joins peace march

Entertainer Harry Belafonte has taken part in a peace march through an American inner city area that was the scene of rioting in April.

Belafonte, 74, walked through the Over-the-Rhine neighbourhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, where a three-day riot followed the shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer.

He said he was "surprised" at the violence and that he "thought things were a little more together here".

Belafonte was an activist during the civil rights protests of the 1950s and 1960s.

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