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Monday, 27 March, 2000, 12:44 GMT 13:44 UK
'Fluff' hands over to Dale
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Handing over: Alan "Fluff" Freeman and Dale Winton
Ailing DJ Alan "Fluff" Freeman is to hand over the reins of his BBC Radio 2 show Pick of the Pops to Dale Winton.

Freeman, 72, who has presented the show for almost 40 years, said "it'll be good to see young Dale getting the break he so obviously needs".

Former radio DJ Dale said he was "nervous" about taking over the show from "such a legendary broadcaster".

Freeman, a chronic arthritis sufferer, formally hands over the mike to Winton on April 1, but will continue to front his opera and classical music show.


No 1 raspberry for Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West swept the board at the annual Razzie awards - a pre-Oscar tradition that recognises the worst achievements in film.

The futuristic Western, starring Kevin Kline and Will Smith, picked up five awards including worst picture of the year and worst screen couple.

Special Razzies were awarded to Showgirls as the decade's worst film, and Madonna and tallone who were named worst actress and actor of the century.


Wisdom's Bentley under the hammer

Comedy legend Sir Norman Wisdom is putting his beloved Bentley up for sale because it is "a little too sporting" for him.

The 1956 model could fetch up to 50,000 at Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia sale in London on Monday.

Sir Norman first bought the S1 Continental Fastback car in April 1960, sold it in 1981 and bought it back again in January after it was tracked down by a TV show.

But the 84-year-old now says the car's size makes it a little hard to handle.


Streisand bed goes for 21,000

A bed once slept in by Barbra Streisand sold for $33,000 (21,000) at an auction with a difference.

The bed was one of the star attractions when San Francisco's Mansions Hotel, which closed on 20 March, held a elegant garage.

A hand-painted piano played by Liberace and a typewriter rumoured to have been used by Jack London to write "Call of the Wild" were also up for grabs.

John F Kennedy Jr and Robin Williams are among former guests to have stayed at the hotel, which was said to be haunted.


Sarandon's sexy magazine spread

Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon has posed provocatively for a set of magazine photographs - at 53.

She chose the cover pose for Eve Pollard's new Aura magazine "without hesitation", according to interviewer Carinthia West.

West adds: "It's sexy, strong and very, very suggestive." The magazine goes on sale on Thursday.

See also:

20 Mar 00 | Entertainment
Fluff's farewell to Pop Pickers
21 Mar 00 | Entertainment
Wisdom's classic car farewell
24 Jan 00 | Entertainment
Streisand signals 'swan song'
15 Feb 00 | Entertainment
Razzies finger film flops
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