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Last Updated: Monday, 11 October, 2004, 15:15 GMT 16:15 UK
Bill Wyman vows to quit touring
Former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman has vowed to quit touring to spend more time with his family.

The 67-year-old is currently touring the UK with his band the Rhythm Kings, ending in Buckinghamshire in November.

In a message on his website he said constant touring meant missing watching his young children grow up.

"Thanks to everyone who has supported us and continues to do so, you are amongst the best fans any band could have," he wrote.

Jagger reveals Alfie inspiration

Mick Jagger said he drew on his life experiences when he co-wrote the music for the upcoming film remake of Alfie.

The film, starring Jude Law, is about a womaniser who must come to terms with the consequences of his actions.

The Rolling Stones frontman also told US music magazine Billboard that working on the Alfie soundtrack was an exciting new stage of 40-year career.

Jagger wrote and produced most of the soundtrack's original songs with Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart.

Love given new court date in LA

Singer Courtney Love appeared in court on Thursday and was told her preliminary hearing for an assault charge would take place on 27 October.

Love, 40, has pleased not guilty to assault and is currently on $150,000 bail (83,000).

The case relates to an incident in which Love is alleged to have attacked a woman with a bottle in Los Angeles.

She is also facing two separate trials for alleged possession of prescription drugs and assault in a New York club.

Andie MacDowell splits from husband

Actress Andie MacDowell and her businessman husband, Rhett Hartzog, have divorced after nearly three years of marriage.

The 46-year-old Four Weddings and a Funeral star married Hartzog at a lavish ceremony in South Carolina in November 2001.

They first met as classmates at school three decades ago and were reunited by the star's sister in 1999.

Publicist Karen Samfilippo confirmed the couple had divorced.

Thornton awarded Hollywood star

Actor Billy Bob Thornton is the latest celebrity to be awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The 49-year-old won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1996 film Sling Blade, for which he was also nominated as best actor.

His bronze-edged star was unveiled along the celebrity-encrusted Hollywood boulevard in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Thornton told the crowd: "The fact of the matter is it's a huge honour and I appreciate it so much."


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