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Monday, 16 September, 2002, 15:17 GMT 16:17 UK
Hawke: Actors paid too much
Hollywood star Ethan Hawke has said actors do not need nearly as much money as they paid.

"Does any human being need the amount some actors or sportsmen are paid? No. But if Tom Cruise is paid $25m, others are making a billion dollars off him," he told the Radio Times.

"If your movie doesn't do well, you become a big turkey," he added.

The Gattaca actor, who is married to Uma Thurman, has been in the UK to promote his second novel Ash Wednesday.


Argentina cinema diva dies

Lolita Torres, a singer and one of the top actresses of Argentina's golden era of cinema, has died aged 72 of complications from a lung infection.

Former Argentine president Carlos Menem called her "one of the greatest of all time".

Hundreds of family, friends and admirers attended her funeral on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

Torres, born Beatriz Mariana Torres, began singing aged 11, and recorded various hits. But she was best known for her film career. Since 1944, she has acted in 17 films alongside some of Latin America's best known actors.

She retired in 1972 and was made a "special citizen" by the city of Buenos Aires in August this year.


Punk reception for Sex Pistols

Punk fans pelted Sex Pistols with beer as the band played their first US gig outside Los Angeles in six years.

Sex Pistols, best known for songs like God Save the Queen and Anarchy in the UK, reunited to headline a punk rock festival in Devore, California.

It follows their reunion in London in July in a concert to mark their 25th anniversary, their first gig since 1996

Other bands in the line-up included British punk veterans The Damned and The Buzzcocks, as well as Blink 182.


Irish star O'Donnell to marry

Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell is set to break hearts with the announcement he is to marry.

The popular star, who has sold more than five million albums worldwide, will marry Majella McClelland on 4 November.

This will be the first wedding for the singer, who has received an honorary MBE for his services to music.

The unlikely heart-throb began singing as a teenager in Irish pubs before becoming an international star selling out concert venues around the world.


Stones' anger at Jagger knighthood

Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards threatened to pull out of the band's current tour to protest at Mick Jagger accepting a knighthood.

"What did I feel when I heard about the knighthood? Cold, cold rage at his blind stupidity," Richards told Mojo magazine.

Drummer Charlie Watts waded in saying: "I wouldn't want a knighthood. I wouldn't want anything off of Tony Blair. But Mick really enjoyed it so I'm very pleased for him"

Richards eventually reconciled himself with the fact Jagger accepted the knighthood, but still believes it was an error.

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