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Wednesday, 6 November, 2002, 17:31 GMT
Missy Elliott's $1m lyric prize
Missy Elliott has offered fans $1m if they can decipher the backward lyrics on her latest single.

When asked about the lyrics on her track Work It on BBC Radio 1, she said: You go to aol.com you get the chance to possibly win a million dollars if you can tell me what I say going backwards."

The competition comes alongside another million dollar giveaway - this time a lottery, where fans pick six numbers for a chance to win the big prize.

Elliott's latest album, Under Construction, is out on Monday.


Rockers honoured in hall of fame

AC/DC and The Clash are among the bands to be honoured in the Rock Hall Of Fame in 2003.

The Australian rock band and pioneering London punks are joined by The Police, Elvis Costello and the Attractions and Sixties soul group The Righteous Brothers.

The induction ceremony will be held in New York in March.

The Rock Hall of Fame, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has existed since 1983, and has honoured artists including The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Neil Young.

Artists become eligible 25 years after the release their first record.


Untouchables actor has cancer treatment

Robert Stack, the man who played crime fighter Eliot Ness in the US TV series The Untouchables, is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Stack, 83, who found fame as the straight-faced detective in the 1960s crime series, is receiving outpatient treatment in Los Angeles.

He learned he had the condition around a month ago, his publicist says.

Stack joins former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani in admitting he suffers from the disease.

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