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Last Updated: Monday, 1 November, 2004, 11:52 GMT
Bench denied to Cash's ex-wife
The first wife of the late Johnny Cash has had a request turned down to keep a park bench where the singer had carved their names as teenagers.

Vivian Distin, 71, approached officials after rediscovering the bench along the San Antonio river in Texas, still with "Johnny Loves Vivian" on it.

But the city's parks department said it could not hand over the seat, and removed it fearing it would be stolen.

Ms Distin and Cash had four daughters before their marriage ended in 1968.

Wife Swap proves a 'hit' in the US

US TV network ABC has ordered a full series of the reality series Wife Swap after the initial shows proved a hit, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The series, based on the Channel 4 format, sees two wives swap households for two weeks to see how they cope as part of another family.

ABC has now booked 22 episodes of it, along with spin-off specials Husband Swap and Boss Swap.

Wife Swap goes out against NBC's Law and Order and CBS' CSI:NY in the competitive Wednesday night slot.

Industry to honour Peter Gabriel

Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel is to receive an award from the Music Industry Trust at a ceremony raising money for charity.

Gabriel, who also co-founded the internet music service OD2, will collect his honour on 1 November.

The award recognises his contribution to the music industry and was chosen by a committee of industry figures.

Money raised at the function will go to the Brit Trust and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.

Boyzone singer rules out reunion

Former Boyzone singer Keith Duffy has ruled out a reunion of the boy band unless all members are involved - including Ronan Keating.

Duffy, who now stars in Coronation Street, said he had the time of his life with the Irish band, who had hits with You Needed Me and Father and Son.

"If I was going to get back with Boyzone I'd like to do it with the four guys I toured with for eight years.

"It wouldn't be the same without each individual member," he said.

Kylie reunites with choreographer

Kylie Minogue is to be reunited with the choreographer of her Fever tour in her next video.

Rafael Bonachela, a choreographer with the Rambert Dance Company, will choreograph the video for her new single, I Believe in You.

The single, co-written by Minogue and Jake Shears and Babydaddy from The Scissor Sisters, will be released on 6 December.

Last month, Bonachela won the inaugural European Place Prize for Dance.

Actress Lohan rests after illness

Actress Lindsay Lohan has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for a high fever and headaches.

Lohan, 18, had to postpone filming the movie Herbie: Fully Loaded after being admitted to hospital last week after being ill for several days.

Her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, said the Mean Girls and Freaky Friday star was "taking it easy and doing great".

She added that production on Herbie would resume immediately.


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