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Joe Longthorne appeals for donor
Entertainer Joe Longthorne has appealed for a bone marrow donor after doctors told him a transplant was his only chance of survival.

The 49-year-old singer and comedian was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 14 years ago which developed into leukaemia in May 2003.

Longthorne was told by doctors that his condition had deteriorated and the leukaemia had become aggressive.

Any donor that comes forward must not be related to the impressionist.


80s stars unite for Horn concert

The Pet Shop Boys and ABC are to play at a charity gig organised by 1980s music producer Trevor Horn.

The concert at Wembley Arena on 11 November will celebrate Horn's 25 years in the music business and raise money for the Prince's Trust.

Acts including the Art of Noise, Belle and Sebastian, Lisa Stansfield and Horn's own band Buggles will perform.

Horn was behind hits by artists such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Paul McCartney, Simple Minds and Seal.


Smith's last album to get release

The last album by US singer-songwriter Elliot Smith will be released a year after his death on 19 October.

The record, pulled together from three years of studio work, is largely made up of material that has not been released before.

Smith died aged 34 in October 2003 of knife wounds. Tests could not determine if it was suicide or murder but it is speculated that he killed himself.

The album cover shows Smith sitting on a set of brick steps.


US quiz contestant tops $1m mark

A contestant on US quiz show Jeopardy! has won more than $1m, making him the most successful contestant in the show's 20 years on air.

Software engineer Ken Jennings, 30, from Salt Lake City, won his 30th straight contest on the programme.

Contestants have to provide questions for answers provided by the host, and Mr Jennings has provided more than 1,000 questions in the past month.

His total earnings currently stand at $1,004,960 (540,908).


Woody Allen's cameraman dies at 79

Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, who worked on cult film Blow-Up as well as numerous Woody Allen films, has died in Rome aged 79.

He made his name on Michelangelo Antonioni's 1964 film Red Desert, before recreating the vivid colours of Sixties London in Blow-Up.

Di Palma started working with Allen in 1986's Hannah and Her Sisters, and made 10 more films with the US director.

The duo's last collaboration was 1997's Deconstructing Harry.


Star Chan carries Olympic torch

Martial arts film star Jackie Chan will be one of three Chinese people to carry the Olympic torch on one of its final stages in Greece this summer.

He will carry the torch for 400m through the Greek city of Salonika on its way to Athens.

Sun Wen, former captain of the women's soccer team, and actor Pu Chunxi will also carry the torch.

Chan, who has become a star thanks to his acrobatic film roles, features in Around the World in 80 Days.





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