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Wednesday, 21 November, 2001, 18:54 GMT
Pitt joins Aniston in Friends
Brad Pitt is set to star with his wife Jennifer Aniston in an episode of Friends.

The pair will play sworn enemies in the show - to be aired in the US on Thursday - with Pitt taking on the role of an old school chum of Monica.

The 37-year-old actor is scheduled for the one-off appearance - though it is unclear if he might reprise the role in the future.

The actor is a self-confessed fan of the show, and said "it makes me happy".


Tarrant keeps quiet for charity

Motormouth Chris Tarrant turned has begun a day-long charity silence on air.

BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers mimic Jon Culshaw pretending to be the DJ and poked fun at the star as the 24-hour charity bid kicked off on Wednesday morning.

Tarrant had to remain silent while Culshaw introduced Aqua's single Barbie Girl - the presenter's most hated song - as one of his favourites.

He must sit through two of his Capital FM breakfast shows in silence, or pay 1,000 to Centrepoint homeless charity for each word he mutters.


Rock frontman accused of wife battery

The lead singer of the rock band Stone Temple Pilots was arrested for allegedly fighting with his wife in a hotel room.

Scott Weiland, 38, was released on $3,000 (2,100) bail after he was charged with one count of domestic battery.

The band had performed at the Hard Rock hotel before police were called to an incident in the couple's room.

Weiland's wife Mary, 26, was said by police to have bruises when they arrived at the Los Angeles venue.


Ontario censors Fat Girl

Canadian censors have banned the film Fat Girl about the sexual awakening of two sisters, because it includes nudity of underage girls.

An appeals panel upheld the ban imposed by Ontario review boards.

Production companies Lions Gate and Cowboy pictures must now decide whether to scrap the offending scenes in order for it to be classified or take the case to court.

The film has been approved in Quebec, the UK and the US.


New chart show for commercial radio

A new Sunday chart rundown is to be launched to rival both BBC Radio 1 and the Pepsi chart.

The Most Wanted will deliver its chart countdown to listeners one hour earlier than its competition with the three-hour programme going out from 1500GMT and presented by former Atlantic 252 DJ Tony Dibbin.

The chart will be compiled by a panel of music industry experts.

The Most Wanted has been devised specifically for the 60 UK commercial FM and AM radio stations which cannot carry the Pepsi chart show due to overlap restrictions.

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