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Sunday, 14 July, 2002, 09:46 GMT 10:46 UK
Sports Relief raises 10m
Stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment came together for the first "Sports Relief" charity fundraiser on Saturday evening.

BBC One gave over its schedule to the event, which included a boxing match between Bob Mortimer and Les Dennis and appearances from Johnny Vegas, Gary Lineker and Ulrika Jonsson.

EastEnders stars took on the cast of Holby City and Casualty as Albert Square hosted challenges ranging from melon tossing to pulling a black cab.

Will Young and Gareth Gates also performed a duet for the show, which raised more than 10m to help children in the UK and around the world.


TV return for Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan could return to TV with a live weekday morning programme on Channel 5, it has been reported.

The Daily Mail said the veteran radio presenter would continue to host his award-winning show on BBC Radio 2 before his morning TV appearances.

The paper also reported that the show, made by former Virgin Radio star Chris Evans, would be co-presented by Gaby Roslin.

Channel 5 has said that talks had taken place - but that no deal had been signed.


Fans celebrate Cruise's 40th

Tom Cruise had the perfect 40th birthday present when his latest film beat his previous personal best at the UK box office.

Minority Report has taken 7,077,840 in its first seven days of release in the UK and Ireland.

It has proved even more popular in its opening week than the likes of Top Gun and Jerry Maguire.

Cruise's previous best opener was Mission Impossible 2, which took 7,023,000 in the same period.


Vegas heads for US wedding

Comedian Johnny Vegas is jetting to the US to marry his girlfriend.

The outrageous comedian will wed girlfriend Catherine Donnelly in San Francisco at the end of this month.

Miss Donnelly, a 26-year-old interior designer from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, is believed to have met Vegas earlier this year.

It was recently announced Vegas is to make his film debut in the tale of a girl's battle to save a statue of the Virgin Mary.


Nine more join Body Worlds

A pole vaulter and a dancer are among nine new dead bodies going on display in one of the world's most controversial exhibitions.

The anatomical exhibition, Body Worlds, features human bodies preserved using a technique called plastination.

The bodies, which have been bequeathed to the curator of the exhibition, Professor Gunther von Hagens, include a cyclist, basketball player and goalkeeper.

Despite calls for the show to be banned, it has had more than 195,000 visitors since it opened in March at a gallery in east London.


Honourary degree for poet Heaney

Poet Seamus Heaney has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature became an honorary Doctor of Letters at the ceremony.

Heaney is among the heavyweights lined up for this year's Edinburgh book festival.

An honorary Doctor of Science was awarded to Simon Singh, who helped popularise mathematics with a Bafta award-winning documentary and best-selling book on Fermat's Last Theorem.


Perlman takes on troubled orchestra

Violinist Itzhak Perlman will serve as music adviser to the financially troubled St Louis Symphony Orchestra in the US for the next two concert seasons.

Perlman's work with the symphony largely will be artistic and behind the scenes, said Randy Adams, the symphony's president and executive director.

Adams said Perlman will perform some of the duties but will not replace Hans Vonk, stepped down because of health problems in May as the symphony's music director and principal conductor.

Perlman, who will conduct two concerts a year, said in a statement that he was excited about becoming music adviser, the St Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper reported.


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