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Wednesday, 21 November, 2001, 08:43 GMT
DJ shot dead
Police are investigating the death of a part-time DJ, Horrace Pinnock, who was shot in London in the early hours of Tuesday.

Mr Pinnock, who called himself DJ Village, has deputised on two occasions for the BBC Radio 1 reggae DJ Chris Goldfinger.

It is understood he was killed during an altercation involving 10 men in Wembley, north west London.

A post mortem showed Mr Pinnock, 24, died from a single gunshot wound, after the incident.


Dannii Minogue heading for charts

Dannii Minogue is set to score her biggest hit yet, early sales figures show.

Kylie's sister is lined up to go into the charts at number three on Sunday with her single Who Do You Love Now?, more than a decade after her first chart entry.

Dannii has teamed up with dance act Riva for her new single, which will be her first to make the chart for three and a half years.

The singer and actress - who was in West End musical Notre Dame De Paris earlier this year - had her biggest hit in 1997 with All I Wanna Do.

S Club 7 are expected to notch up their fourth number one this week with their Children In Need single Have You Ever?, knocking boy band Blue from the top.


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.


Kelly Brook meets Superman

Former Channel 4 presenter Kelly Brook is to appear in Smallville, the US TV series about the life of the young Superman, she has said.

The ex-Big Breakfast presenter and model, 21, will play the girlfriend of a young Superman's arch-enemy, Lex Luthor.

The role came after Brook was given a part in The Misadventures of Fiona Plum, a comedy which was cancelled after a pilot episode. She was told by Hollywood bosses they wanted to use her in another part, she told USA Today.


Donny Osmond to join GMTV

American singer Donny Osmond is to join Fiona Phillips as a presenter on GMTV next week.

Seventies star Osmond will make his debut as a TV breakfast show host on 28 November and his interviewees will include Geri Halliwell.

Show bosses thought he would be a capable stand-in for regular Eamonn Holmes.

A spokeswoman said: "He has been on the show a number of times and proved immensely popular, plus he is an experienced presenter and a favourite of Fiona's so it all came together nicely."


Celebrity dolls to be sold for charity

Singer Mel C and the Prime Minister's wife Cherie Blair are among a number of celebrities to create their own dolls to be sold for charity.

The dolls will be sold online through the website www.qxl.com on 3 December.

All proceeds will go towards helping the children's charity Barnardo's.

Other stars to have created dolls of themselves include former All Saint Natalie Appleton and Coronation Street actress Tracy Shaw.


Books line up for 66,000 award

More than 120 books have been nominated as candidates for Ireland's prestigious IMPAC literary award.

Nominees include 39 US works, 25 British and four Irish, as well as works from authors from around the world, including The Blind Assassin by Canadian Margaret Atwood.

All are in the running for the prize money of 66,000, awarded to a single work of fiction in English.

A shortlist of six will be drawn up over the coming months ready for the winner to be announced next May.


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.

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