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Monday, October 19, 1998 Published at 15:16 GMT 16:16 UK


Sex Pistols back on screen

Sex Pistols: Documentary will be premiered at Sundance festival

Punk icons the Sex Pistols are set to return to the big-screen in a movie documentary to be premiered next year.

The film is to be made by Julien Temple - the man behind The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle, the Pistols' last foray into film in 1978.

The new full-length feature will focus not only on the notorious behaviour of the group, but also the social and political mood of the 1970s.

It will be premiered at America's Sundance Film Festival in January.

Cliff fans target Evans

[ image: Sir Cliff: Fans protesting at Evans]
Sir Cliff: Fans protesting at Evans
Irate Sir Cliff Richard fans are laying siege to Virgin Radio's London studios after DJ Chris Evans refused to play any of his records.

Evans recently smashed the station's collection of Sir Cliff records on air because he said the singer had been "rude" to him during an appearance on his Channel 4 show TFI Friday.

Now, about 20 die-hard fans are vowing they will continue their protest until Evans relents and plays his new single.

Recently Sir Cliff, 58, sent mixes of his latest single to pop and dance stations that would never usually play his records under a different name, Blacknight.

Most of them liked the track - and played it.

George Michael builds for fame

[ image: George Michael: Hated his work on a building site]
George Michael: Hated his work on a building site
George Michael has told how he financed his early pop career by working as a building site labourer.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, he said he grew up wanting to be a DJ and was working to pay for his mobile disco.

But his career failed to take off when his sister, who'd promised to drive him to gigs, failed her driving test.

He said: "It was the worst eight weeks of my life. I needed £500 to buy the decks. I hated the job, I just hated it, it was so not me."

But he was heartbroken when his sister failed the test.

"That was the hardest work I ever did, and it was all for nothing," he said.

Faithfull film in pipeline

[ image: Mick Jagger: His lovelife with Marianne Faithfull is heading for the screen]
Mick Jagger: His lovelife with Marianne Faithfull is heading for the screen
Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman are both said to be in the running for the role of Marianne Faithfull in the film of her life story.

The movie follows the singer from her days as Mick Jagger's lover through to heroin addiction, attempted suicide and the later rebuilding of her life.

The actress says if the film - to be directed by Jim Sheridan - portrays her as a young woman, "the actress is probably still in drama school."

New landlady at the Rovers

Coronation Street's marriage wrecker Natalie Horrocks is to become the new landlady of the Rovers Return.

She will become the seventh boss of the pub when Alec Gilroy leaves the ITV soap at the end of the year.

Natalie - played by actress Denise Welch - will marry romeo Des Barnes on Friday, but she will move into the Rovers alone after her new husband dies.

A Granada Television spokeswoman said: "Natalie Horrocks will be the Rovers' new landlady but it won't be for a few months yet. Fans will be in for a treat when she takes over."

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