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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 December, 2003, 16:54 GMT
Duran Duran announce UK tour
Reformed pop group Duran Duran have announced their first string of UK concerts in 18 years.

The original five - Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor - will play London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester in April.

The four new shows follow on from their triumphant one-off homecoming gig at London's Forum in October and a recent tour of the US.

Tickets for the UK dates in April go on sale at 9am on Friday 12 December.


Diana Ross announces Europe tour

Singer Diana Ross has announced a European tour, her first since her Voice of Love tour in 1997.

She will play London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow, Newcastle, Belfast, Dublin, Paris, Antwerp, and Rotterdam in March 2004.

The concerts will be Ross's first shows since her appearance at Picnic In The Park for the Prince's Trust in London's Hyde Park, in 2002.

Ross's career spans over 40 years and 28 UK Top 10 hits.


DJ Sara Cox is pregnant

BBC Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox is three months pregnant, she announced on air, adding that she was "really excited".

It will be the 28-year-old Breakfast Show host's first child with her husband, club DJ Jon Carter, 33.

She leaves the early morning slot on 24 December, to be replaced by fellow Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles. Mrs Cox is due take his afternoon slot in 2004.

A Radio 1 spokesman said: "We are sure that she will be returning to the station when the baby is born."


Gervais' Brent gear auctioned

The Office star Ricky Gervais is selling off one of his character David Brent's outfits in a charity auction at the British Comedy Awards.

He will get rid of Brent's brown leather jacket, faded jeans and white T-shirt as worn in the BBC Two sitcom.

Gervais said the sale would prove that The Office was not returning after its two Christmas TV specials.

Comic stars Jonathan Ross and Steve Coogan will also donate items for the evening sale - broadcast live on ITV2.


Seinfeld to make animated bee pic

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is to write, produce and star in Bee Movie, an animated film set in the world of bees.

"I have always been fascinated by bee society, the world's most harmoniously run organisation, and now I finally am going to be in it," said the comic.

"We were delighted when he came to us with his wonderfully funny concept," said Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg.

"We are even more thrilled to be the studio that will bring Jerry Seinfeld's comedy to the big screen."


Singer Pink 'horrible' employee

Pop singer Pink has recounted her days working with a McDonalds restaurant outside Philadelphia, saying she was a "horrible" employee.

The 24-year-old singer, who has had hits including Get the Party Started, said she would often turn up to the restaurant on drugs and volunteer for bathroom duty.

"And I would sit in bathroom and watch the tiles," she said.

The singer also said she had worked at another fast-food franchise for only an hour and a half - before getting her friend to ring up and pretend she had signed a record deal.


Actress Tyler condemns snappers

Actress Liv Tyler has attacked photographers for always choosing the worst time to take pictures of celebrities.

"It's always the days when it's eight in the morning and I'm going to walk the dog or I have a pimple or a thick white shirt that makes me look chubby - that's when they're there," the 26-year-old actress told Seventeen magazine.

Tyler, who plays the elf princess Arwen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, said when she walks her pet spaniel Neal people forget she is a film star.

"When I walk the dog, I'm Neal's mom. I'm not Liv Tyler at all," she said. "So everyone's like, 'Hi, Neal. How are you today?' Nobody knows my name."



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