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Tarantino plans Kill Bill: Vol 3
Quentin Tarantino has said that he is planning Kill Bill: Vol 3 - even though the second movie has not opened yet.

But the director told US magazine Entertainment Weekly that Uma Thurman - who plays a bride out for revenge in the series - will not be the star.

"The star will be Vernita's daughter, Nikki.... Sofie Fatale will get all of Bill's money. She'll raise Nikki, who'll take on The Bride," he revealed.

Kill Bill: Vol 2 opens in cinemas in the US on April 16 and is due to be released in the UK on April 23.


Singer's brothel assault sentence

Former Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has pleaded no contest to a charge of battery on a prostitute at a legal brothel in Nevada, US, in July 2003.

Prostitute Andrea "TrixXxie Blue" Terry said Mr Neil choked her and threw her at a wall at the Moonlite BunnyRanch.

But brothel owner Dennis Hof described Ms Terry as "an opportunist" and said Mr Neil "didn't do anything wrong".

Mr Neil got a 30-day suspended sentence and $1,000 (550) fine. A separate assault charge was dropped last week.


Fur flies over Beyonce's outfits

Singer Beyonce has been attacked by an animal rights group who say the star has ignored calls to stop wearing fur.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken out a full-page advert in music magazine Billboard.

It said she "ignored repeated appeals" explaining how animals were killed for "fur farms for your wardrobe".

"Won't you do the decent, humane thing and stop wearing fur?" it asked. Beyonce's representatives were not available for comment.


Usher 'breaks US airplay record'

R&B star Usher has set a new record for the amount of people who heard a song on the radio in one week, according to US music magazine Billboard.

Some 172.8 million people heard his number one hit Yeah! on the airwaves last week, the magazine reported.

That beat the previous record of 170.2 million, set by 50 Cent's In Da Club in March 2003, it said.

Usher's album Confessions is also top of the US album chart, selling almost 1.6 million copies in two weeks.


New York debut for Strummer film

Let's Rock Again, a documentary following former Clash frontman Joe Strummer before his death, will get its world premiere in New York on 7 May.

The film, which shows Strummer on his last tour with his band the Mescaleros, will be screened as part of Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival.

Director Dick Rude said it was "an intimate portrait of... a passionate and humble man".

Strummer, a punk icon, died of a heart attack aged 50 in December 2002.


Will & Grace actress gives birth

Will & Grace actress Debra Messing gave birth to a son in Los Angeles on Wednesday, her publicist said.

The baby, which has not yet been named, is the sitcom star's first child with her screenwriter husband Daniel Zelman. The baby weighed 5lb 14oz (2.7kg).

The publicist said: "Mother and baby are doing beautifully. They are really happy and everything is really good."

Messing was forced to miss the final four episodes of the comedy's current series because of the pregnancy.


Nirvana hit tops rock video poll

Rock fans have voted Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit the best rock video of all time.

Just days after the 10th anniversary of the death of singer Kurt Cobain, the 1991 anthem's video topped a poll on UK cable and digital channel Kerrang! TV.

It beat Korn's Freak On A Leash at number two, with Metallica, Guns 'n' Roses and Tenacious D in the top five.

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was at number six, while The Darkness' I Believe in a Thing Called Love made it to number 10.



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