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Last Updated: Tuesday, 3 August, 2004, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
Potter film diaries fetch $4,000
Two diaries used as props in the latest Harry Potter movie have been sold for more than $4,000 (2,200).

Harry Potter uses Tom Marvolo Riddle's magic diary in battle against his enemy Voldemort in The Chamber of Secrets.

A plain version of the leather-bound diary fetched $2,125 (1,168) when sold on internet auction site eBay.

A second prop diary, with tubes attached to deliver fake blood from the book during filming, was sold for $1,900 (1,044).


Actress Madeleine Robinson dies

French actress Madeleine Robinson, whose screen career spanned almost 60 years, has died aged 88.

Born Madeleine Svoboda, she made her acting breakthrough in the 1936 movie melodrama Mioche.

The actress chose the stage name "Robinson" after the novel Robinson Crusoe because it denoted liberty, as her Czech birth name meant "freedom".

Robinson acted in 79 films as well as on stage, her fame reaching its height in the 1940s and 1950s.


Dukes of Hazzard cast reunite

Cast members from TV show The Dukes of Hazzard have marked the 25th anniversay of the show's first series.

Daisy Duke actress Catherine Bach, now 50, and actor James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco, were amongst those who attended DukesFest 2004 in Tennessee.

The show, which ran from 1979-1985, became a favourite with TV audiences in the US and the UK.

It followed the exploits of good guys Bo and Luke Duke as they outran the local sheriff and his deputies by jumping into their famous orange car, 'General Lee'.


Lulu stars in new Radio 2 line-up

Sixties pop star Lulu, actress Elaine Paige and TV presenter Dermot O'Leary are to become Radio 2 DJs as part of the station's new weekend line-up.

Lulu, 54, will present a Sunday show celebrating the art of writing songs.

"This new programme shows how important great songwriting is," she said. "I'm thrilled about being involved with it."

Paige's programme - also on Sunday - will feature music from the stage and screen, while O'Leary will present a new show on Saturday afternoons.


Backing band role for Travis boys

Brit Award-winning rockers Travis have revealed they have been working as a backing group for an unknown singer.

The Scottish band have recorded a whole album with Japanese-American artiste Susie Hug - entitled A Is For Album - that is only available on the internet.

"Her stuff makes me cry. It's the real thing," said Travis singer Fran Healy, who also produced the record.

Because the band had to fit it around their touring schedule, the album has been two years in the making.


Co-stars remember Pet actor Pat

The cast of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet joined more than 200 mourners on Friday to pay their last respects to actor Pat Roach.

Timothy Spall, Kevin Whately, Chris Fairbank and Tim Healy flew back from filming in Thailand to attend their co-star's funeral in Bromsgrove, Worcs.

Before the service Harrison Ford - who worked with the former wrestler on the Indiana Jones films - phoned his widow.

Later Jimmy Nail sang Danny Boy at the graveside of the 67-year-old actor, who died on 17 July of throat cancer.



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