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Rachel Stevens beaten to top spot
Former S Club star Rachel Stevens has failed to secure the chart top spot, pipped at the post by club anthem Lola's Theme from the Shapeshifters.

Steven's Some Girls, the official song of Sport Relief 2004, debuted at number two, ahead of Usher's Burn.

The newly released Elvis Presley classic, That's All Right Mama slipped from three to number 19 and Will Young's Friday's Child fell to number 17.

Scissors Sisters climbed one place to top the album charts, trumping McFly.

Austria to honour Schwarzenegger

Hollywood actor-turned-Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is to be honoured in his home country of Austria with a birthday stamp.

The Austrian post office has announced plans to issue a stamp celebrating the Terminator star on July 30, Mr Schwarzenegger's 57th birthday.

The stamp is part of a special series entitled 'Austrians living abroad'.

Mr Schwarzenegger returned to Austria in his official capacity last week to attend the funeral of President Klestil.

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).


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