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Ford says he is no film fan
Actor Harrison Ford has revealed that he is not a film fan and does not go to the cinema often, despite starring in some of the biggest films of all time.

The star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies was speaking to reporters in Berlin, where he is promoting his latest film Hollywood Homicide.

Ford also said he would begin work on a fourth Indiana Jones film next year.

"I promise you he'll be 15 years older," said Ford of the character, who last appeared on screen in 1989.


Stones reschedule Wembley gig

The Rolling Stones have rescheduled one of their Wembley gigs later this month.

The band had been due to play the venue on 14 September but this has now been moved forward to 13 September.

The group's final Wembley date will go ahead as planned on Monday, 15 September.

Tickets bought for the Sunday gig will be valid for Saturday, a band spokesman said. Organisers have rearranged the date, part of the Stones' 40th anniversary Licks tour, after Mick Jagger's bout of flu forced the cancellation of a number of dates last month.


Ex-EastEnder for Chicago

Actress Anita Dobson is to take a starring role in the West End musical Chicago.

The former EastEnder will play prison boss Mama Morton at London's Adelphi Theatre.

Also joining the cast is former Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, making his West End debut as lawyer Billy Flynn.

Dobson, wife of Queen star Brian May, has appeared in various musicals and stage productions since leaving her role as Angie Watts in the BBC soap in 1989.


Bertolucci film faces possible US cuts

Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci is worried that his new film The Dreamers may be cut in the US due to its explicit content.

Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, he said US distributors Fox Searchlight were concerned the film would receive the restrictive NC-17 rating.

"Perhaps someone thinks the US public is too immature to see this," Bertolucci said.

The film focuses on three students caught in a love triangle in 1960s Paris.


Jerry Lewis telethon raises $60m

US comedian Jerry Lewis has helped raise a record $60.5m (38.7m) for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Cher and Celine Dion were among celebrities taking part in the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, broadcast live on US television for 21 hours.

"I'm consistently humbled by the generosity of the American public," the 77-year-old comic said.

Supporting research into neuromuscular disease, the 38th annual event broke last year's record of $58.3m (37.3m).


Ozzy sets new UK dates

Ozzy Osbourne has had to postpone forthcoming dates in the UK and Ireland after injuring his foot.

The former Black Sabbath frontman was due to play dates this week - including London's Wembley Arena and Birmingham NEC - but will now play them in October and November.

Osbourne broke his foot on his current tour and said: "I need to get it fixed so I can be fighting fit when I come home to the UK."

He will now play The Point in Dublin on 22 October, Glasgow SECC (24), Newcastle Arena (26), Wembley Arena (29) and Birmingham NEC (31 and 1 November.

His daughter Kelly, was due to support him on tour but has had to pull out due to ill health.


Oz trip for Williams and Duran

Robbie Williams and Duran Duran are teaming up for a concert tour in Australia and New Zealand.

Williams, who recently played record-breaking stadium gigs at Knebworth, will team up with the Eighties veterans for shows in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney in December.

Duran Duran will feature the classic line-up of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor.

"We're getting the same stadium show as the rest of the world. It's huge," said promoter Michael Chugg.


Alchemist writer finds film formula

Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho believes he has found the formula for turning his acclaimed novel The Alchemist into a hit film.

Coelho spent 10 years sifting through scripts before finding an adaptation he liked - and it was written by The Matrix actor Laurence Fishburne.

"For the first time, in Fishburne's case, I liked what I saw," said Coelho.

The movie, about a shepherd in the Spanish Inquisition, is set to begin filming in Jordan this year.






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