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Friday, 21 December, 2001, 16:02 GMT
2001: A year in pictures
2001: A Year in Pictures
Entertainment highlights for 2001 include the New York concert for the victims of 11 September and the arrival of the Harry Potter movie.

BBC News Online charts some of the year's main events in the entertainment world.

All-star charity gig rocks New York


October: The cream of the music business gather in New York to raise funds for the victims of the 11 September atrocities,
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Chris Evans weds Billie Piper

Chris Evans and Billie Piper marry
May: Former Virgin DJ Chris Evans marries teenage popstar Billie Piper in Las Vegas.
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Mobo awards celebrate Solid year

So Solid Crew pick up four Mobo Awards
October: London garage collective So Solid Crew are named Best Newcomers and Best UK Garage Act at the Mobos following the success of their number one single 21 Seconds
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Lawson beats Potter magic

Lawson beats Potter magic
February: Chef Nigella Lawson wins the author of the year at the British Book Awards, beating off competition from Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.
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Clinton wins over festival audience

Clinton gives speech at Hay-on-Wye festival
May: Former US President Bill Clinton speaks at the Hay-on-Wye Festival about his eight years in office to a celebrity-packed audience.
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Eminem kicks off festival appearances

Eminem arrives in UK for festival dates
August: Controversial rapper Eminem arrives in the UK for a string of festival appearances amid calls for him to be banned from performing.
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Thousands turn out for Hear'Say

Hear'Say are unveiled as the winners of the Popstars show
March: Hear'Say grow in popularity after winning ITV's Popstars and scoring a number one single and album.
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Jackson calls for children's rights


March: Michael Jackson breaks down in tears as he launches his Heal the Kids charity at the Oxford Union.
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Naipaul wins Nobel literature prize


October: Trinidad-born UK author VS Naipaul wins the Nobel Prize for literature for works that "compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories".
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