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Friday, 17 March, 2000, 13:55 GMT
Dietrich 'in FBI spying offer'
Screen icon Marlene Dietrich offered to spy for the FBI during the 1940s, according to newly-released US papers.

The actress, best known for films like 1930's Blue Angel, took US citizenship, after Hitler came to power in Germany.

According to German TV station, ZDF, FBI files reveal she offered to look for "subversive activities" in the US Army while touring the front in 1944.

They do not reveal whether her offer was accepted and show that she was under surveillance until the war ended.




Sir Paul tops rock star 'rich list'

Sir Paul McCartney has topped a new survey of the wealthiest British stars in the music world, with a fortune of 550m.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List, to be published at the weekend, the former Beatle has piled on around 50m in the past year.

Lord Lloyd-Webber came second, with a fortune of 420m.

Others on the list include Sir Elton John on 160m, Mick Jagger with 150m, and David Bowie, Phil Collins, the Bee Gees and Sting, all with 100m.




The future is Orange for cinemas

A Clockwork Orange - banned in the UK for more than 25 years - was re-released in cinemas nationwide from Friday.

Director Stanley Kubrick decided to withdraw the film after claims that it led to "copycat" violence and after he himself received death threats.

But following Kubrick's death last year, distributors are putting the 1972 film on general release once more.

The futuristic film charts a teenage thug, Alex, who receives aversion therapy.




Hanks' son's alien debut

Tom Hanks' son Colin, who has filmed his television acting debut, insists having a famous father did not earn him any special treatment.

Colin, 22, who appears as a sidekick to a pair of aliens in the show Roswell, told reporters in the US he was "just like any other kid on the show".

"I auditioned for the part, I went through 18 million callbacks. I had to do the final testing just like everyone else," the young actor added.

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