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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 April, 2003, 15:37 GMT 16:37 UK
'N Sync star dreams of space

'N Sync singer Lance Bass says he still wants to go into space despite the shuttle disaster in February.

Bass, 23, was hoping to be the third space tourist, but sponsors failed to come up with the funding needed to secure his seat last September.

However, the pop star told AP Radio that he was confident the funding could be found. "Somebody's going to want to do a documentary about it," he said.

"We'll put that all together in the next couple of years," he added.

Fry voices new Potter book

Comedian Stephen Fry is to record the next Harry Potter audio book this summer.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book about the teenage wizard written by JK Rowling.

The publication of the book later this year will mean the Harry Potter series has sold over one million audio books - a record for the UK.

Fry has described recording the books as like "swimming in chocolate".

Comedian Foxx arrested

US actor and comedian Jamie Foxx has pleaded innocent to misdemeanour charges that he fought with police officers at a New Orleans casino.

The 35-year-old was arrested on Saturday and charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, battery and resisting arrest.

It is alleged Foxx and his sister refused to show casino staff identification and fought with police who arrived to remove them.

He was released on $1,900 (1,200) bail while police decide whether to prosecute.

Tritt honoured for veterans work

Country singer Travis Tritt has been handed an award for supporting veteran servicemen and women.

The Public Service Award, handed out by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), was given to him at a ceremony in Washington.

The award is for his long support of veterans and veterans issues, and for raising the public's awareness of the VA.

Tritt recently visited troops and their families in Kansas and North Carolina before they headed to Iraq.

Stones roll out new dates

The Rolling Stones have added four more dates in Britain and Ireland to their sell-out shows.

The band are to play extra arena concerts in Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London in September.

They were to play just four shows at different sized London venues - from the intimate Astoria to Twickenham stadium.

Tickets for the earlier London shows sold out within three hours. The extra shows will go on sale on Friday at 0900 BST.

Creamfields unveils line-up

DJs Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, Pete Tong and Timo Maas are among a host of big name DJs confirmed to play at Liverpool's Creamfields Festival.

The event, which takes places at the Old Liverpool Airfield on 24 August, will be headlined by a live set from Massive Attack

Ibiza favourites Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk will be returning from their residency at the island's Cream night for the festival.

A party to launch the festival is being held at Liverpool's Nation club on 24 May and will feature Tall Paul, Ferry Corsten and Lisa Lashes, who will all be playing at the main event.

Carry On set for DVD release

A range of T-shirt, shirts, pyjamas and underwear featuring the stars of the Carry On films are to be produced to coincide with the DVD release of the classic comedy movies.

Five of the films - Carry On Up The Khyber, Carry On Girls, Carry On Behind, Carry On Dick and Carry On Emmanuelle - are being released on DVD in May.

A further eight, including Carry On Camping, will be out in July.

Gerry Donohoe, managing director of Carlton's consumer division, said: "What we are seeing is a new generation going mad for the unique Carry On brand of innuendo-filled camp humour."

Scottish actors back new films

Scottish actors have thrown their weight behind two new home-grown films by agreeing to star in the productions.

Peter Mullan, who wrote and directed the award-winning The Magdalen Sisters, will play a blind farmer in psychological thriller Blinded.

The second film, Afterlife, features Trainspotting actor Kevin McKidd as a journalist who has to reassess his life when he discovers his mother is dying.

It also stars Shirley Henderson, currently working on the new Harry Potter film.


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