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Daniels walks out of reality show
Magician Paul Daniels has quit TV reality show The Farm after arguing about Iraq with US rapper Vanilla Ice.

He left after the rapper criticised the British government for the "soft" way it dealt with kidnappers in Iraq.

When asked to calm down, Daniels replied: "I'm not going to calm down, you're the one that's shouting and I'm as mad as hell."

The three-week Five series follows nine celebrities, including actress Margi Clarke, as they live on a working farm.


Murder police hold Chaka Khan son

The son of R&B star Chaka Khan has been arrested in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old in Los Angeles.

Damien Holland, 25, was arrested for investigation of first-degree murder on Friday.

Police said Mr Holland and the victim were fighting and both struggled to control a gun, which fired and struck the teenager. He died in hospital.

Mr Holland remains in custody on a $1m (550,800) bail. Chaka Khan has had five UK hits including I Feel For You.


Freed singer Trevi to face appeal

Prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi and two of her backing singers.

The three were cleared of charges of rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors after a court ruled there was not enough evidence.

The trio must return to state court in Chihuahua, Mexico, this week to acknowledge the appeal.

Trevi, 36, known as the Mexican Madonna, was once one of Mexico's biggest stars.


Marilyn Manson's drummer injured

Gothic rock star Marilyn Manson's drummer broke his wrist and suffered concussion after falling from stage.

Ginger Fish was taken to a hospital in Cologne, Germany, for treatment after the incident on Friday. He was released the following day.

Fish, real name Kenny Wilson, fell off the stage while Manson performed at the city's Koelnarena venue.

Manson, who has had 10 UK hits, was performing a cover version of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus at the time.


Bill Cosby pledges $1m for museum

Comedian Bill Cosby has pledged at least $1m (550,000) for a planned US National Slavery Museum.

He promised to donate proceeds from 10 concerts to the museum, due to open in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 2007.

"We need history," said Cosby, who sits on the museum's board. "We need proof for our children... to see the strength of their ancestors."

Building of the five-story, $200m (110m) museum is scheduled to begin later this year.



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