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Chili Peppers' album tops survey
The Red Hot Chili Peppers album Californication has been voted the best album of the last 10 years in a poll.

Oasis' (What's The Story) Morning Glory came second in the online survey by men's magazine FHM.

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP was third, with U2 album All That You Can't Leave Behind placed fourth.

Californication was released five years ago and has gone on to sell more than 15 million copies for the US rock band who emerged in 1983.


Director Woo feted in Hong Kong

Hollywood action film-maker John Woo has been recognised by his native Hong Kong government for his contribution to the city's movie industry.

Woo, who now lives in Los Angeles, began his film career in 1969, establishing his cult reputation with the gangster film A Better Tomorrow.

His film Hard Target was the first movie by an Asian director to be released by a Hollywood studio.

In a statement, the government described Woo as "gifted and innovative".


Eminem's ex-wife sent to prison

Eminem's ex-wife, Kimberly Mathers, has been ordered to serve at least 140 days in jail for leaving a drug treatment programme without permission.

Ms Mathers was sentenced to a year in prison by Macomb County court in Michigan, but will leave after 140 days to attend a rehabilitation centre.

If she completes the treatment, the rest of her jail time will be suspended and she will be put back on probation.

Ms Mathers was jailed earlier this year for using cocaine while on probation.


Depp keeps faith with Tim Burton

Hollywood star Johnny Depp has signed up to appear in another film from Tim Burton, the director who helped propel him to fame in Edward Scissorhands.

Variety newspaper reports Burton will lend his voice to animated movie Corpse Bride, co-directed by Michael Johnson.

Burton's partner Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley and Richard E Grant have also been cast in the film.

Depp also has the starring role in Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


Cliff Richard guitars up for sale

A collection of guitars owned by Sir Cliff Richard are going under the hammer at auction on Wednesday.

Also included in the sale, organised by Cooper Owen, is a white Fender Stratocaster which belonged to the late Jimi Hendrix.

Also of note are the back catalogue and reproduction rights to the Bethlehem Jazz catalogue.

Estimated to fetch up to 3.5m, it includes artists Nina Simone, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.


Sorvino weds 22-year-old

Actress Mira Sorvino, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 1996 for her role in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite, has wed a 22-year-old actor.

Sorvino, 36, and Christopher Backus married in a private ceremony at a Santa Barbara courthouse on 11 June, Sorvino's publicist said on Monday.

It is the first marriage for both Sorvino and Backus.

Mira, the daughter of Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino, previously dated director Quentin Tarantino from 1996-1998.





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