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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 January, 2004, 15:12 GMT
CBS plans second CSI spin-off
US television network CBS is planning a second spin-off series from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, currently the most popular show in America.

CSI: New York will once again relocate the forensic crime drama and is due to be broadcast this autumn.

A third series was anticipated following the success of CSI: Miami, screened on channel Five in the UK, which began in 2002.

CSI currently draws 26 million viewers per week, while CSI: Miami stands in fifth place in US ratings.


Wilson Phillips To Make Comeback

US girl band Wilson Phillips are reuniting after 12 years to produce an album of cover versions of songs made famous by their celebrity parents.

The threesome will revisit songs by The Beach Boys and The Mamas and The Papas.

Wendy and Carnie Wilson's father was Beach Boy Brian, while the parents of Michelle Phillips were both members of the band who sand California Dreamin'.

Wilson Phillips' biggest hit in the UK was Hold On, which reached number six in May 1990.


Radio 1 signs 'new Ant and Dec'

BBC Radio 1 has signed up Manchester DJ duo JK and Joel to host a new weekend show.

The pair, who have been compared to ITV hosts Ant and Dec, will take over in the summer.

They currently present the breakfast show on Manchester station Key 103.

The duo are tipped to replace either the Colin Murray and Edith Bowman double act or Scott Mills, one of whom will move to drivetime to cover Sara Cox's maternity leave.


Estefan taken off jury duty

Pop star Gloria Estefan was removed from a US jury panel on Thursday after prosecutors used their right to object to her presence.

The Cuban-born singer was a prospective juror in a retrial of four Miami police officers accused of beating up a handcuffed former convict.

Prosecutors said: "She comes into the jury room with a presence and an authority that others do not."

Estefan had a string of hits in the 80s with band the Miami Sound Machine.


Izzard wins website award

The official website dedicated to comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has won an award voted for by internet users.

The site, www.eddieizzard.com, was initially nominated by a panel of judges for the Yahoo People's Choice Website of the Year award before being put to the public vote.

Others shortlisted included the Crap Towns site, based on the best-selling book, and childhood TV memories site TV Cream.

"I am delighted that Eddiezzard.com has won the Yahoo People's Choice Award. Technology moves so fast these days that we tried to make the site new, fun and innovative and were very grateful to people voting for us," said Izzard.


Manics to play Isle of Wight festival

The Manic Street Preachers are to play at a three-day festival on the Isle of Wight, on the day The Who will headline.

The Welsh rockers will appear on 12 June at the revived festival, where other acts already confirmed include David Bowie and Stereophonics.

During the 1960s the Isle of Wight festival attracted the likes of Bob Dylan, The Doors and Joni Mitchell.

Virgin Radio will broadcast the event live over the weekend of 11-13 June.



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