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Sunday, 3 March, 2002, 20:42 GMT
INXS to tour with new frontman
Australian rock band INXS are set to go on a tour of the US with a new vocalist to replace the late Michael Hutchence.

Jon Stevens, former frontman of the Australian band Noiseworks, will perform with the band on the 40-city tour which begins in Anaheim on 30 May.

"No-one will ever replace Michael, but we still have a passion to perform," said band member Andrew Farriss.

INXS had a string of hits, including Need You Tonight and Devil Inside, before Hutchence's death in 1997.


Eden Project becomes Bond movie

The latest James Bond film has shot scenes in the giant-domed greenhouses at the 86m Eden Project.

Director Lee Tamahori and film crew spent the weekend filming at the St Austell site, which recreates different world climates in its domes.

Actor Toby Stephens was expected to be present at the shoot, although Pierce Brosnan was not thought likely to attend.

Areas of the Cornish coast, including Holywell Bay in Newquay, have doubled for North Korea in other scenes.


Partridge Family star to divorce

Shirley Jones, the Oscar-winning actress and former star of hit TV series The Partridge Family, has filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years, comedian Marty Ingels.

Jones cited irreconcilable differences in her petition, according to court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Though best known for lighter roles, Jones won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as the vengeful prostitute Lulu Bains in the 1960 film Elmer Gantry.

Ingels was on the 1960s US TV series I'm Dickens, He's Fenster and more recently created a company to line up stars to do TV commercials.


Sir Paul plays Las Vegas

Sir Paul McCartney will make a two-day concert stop in Las Vegas next month during his Driving USA tour.

The concerts on 5 and 6 April at the MGM Grand hotel-casino's Grand Garden Arena will replace a cancelled heavyweight boxing title fight between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis

The Tyson-Lewis match was pulled after the Nevada Athletic Commission denied Tyson a boxing licence on 29 January .

A spokesman for the musician said he planned to make 20 stops in the US beginning on 1 April 1 in Oakland, California, and ending 18 May in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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