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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 February, 2004, 17:53 GMT
Channel 5 drops Terry and Gaby
TV channel Five is to drop its daytime magazine show hosted by Terry Wogan and Gaby Roslin.

The Terry and Gaby show will finish at the end of its run of 200 episodes on 26 March, the broadcaster confirmed.

The show was made by Chris Evans' TV company - which also made the flop quiz Boys and Girls - but could not compete with ITV's This Morning.

The show had just a 3.5% share of the audience compared with This Morning's 32% audience share.


Saxophonist Cornelius Bumpus dies

Saxophonist Cornelius Bumpus, a former member of the Doobie Brothers who also played with Steely Dan, has died at the age of 58.

Bumpus had a heart attack on a flight to New York, where he had been due to perform at a series of jazz concerts.

Steely Dan expressed "profound sorrow" over Bumpus, who played on the album Two Against Nature, which won a Grammy.

Before joining The Doobie Brothers, Bumpus also played with Moby Grape as well as making two solo albums.


Edinburgh date for Bart Simpson

The woman behind Bart Simpson is to give a show about her life as one of TV's most famous voices at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Nancy Cartwright has voiced the star of The Simpsons since its time as a skit on the Tracey Ullman Show in 1987.

Her appearance at the Assembly Rooms in August is expect to be one of the hottest tickets of the festival.

The one-woman show will be based on her best-selling autobiography My Life As a 10-Year-Old Boy.


Farrell to present Academy Award

Hollywood actor Colin Farrell is to present an award at this month's Oscars ceremony, organisers have announced.

The Irish star will hand out one of the famous statuettes in only his second appearance at the ceremony.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise to film stardom in movies such as Phone Booth, and plays the lead in forthcoming epic Alexander The Great.

The Academy Awards ceremony is taking place at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on 29 February.


Critics reward Springer musical

Jerry Springer - The Opera has won best musical at the London Critics' Circle Theatre Awards.

The musical has already won a plethora of awards and is considered one of the stage hits of 2003.

Michael Sheen and Eve Best won best actor and actress for Caligula and Mourning Becomes Electra.

Michael Frayn's Democracy, about German Chancellor Willy Brandt, won best new play, while Howard Davies won best director for Mourning Becomes Electra.





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