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Friday, 30 June, 2000, 14:09 GMT 15:09 UK
Ally McBeal star set for West End
Actress Calista Flockhart will make her stage debut in London's West End next summer - but will not be taking her clothes off, according to a report in the Daily Mail newspaper.

The 35-year-old Ally McBeal star told the paper it would be "a classic American play" which she had been in discussion about for some months.

The name of the play is under wraps, but producer Duncan Weldon says that Calista will not be following Kathleen Turner's lead and stripping off.


Robbie single gets DJ rocking

The new single from Robbie Williams, Rock DJ - due out on 31 July - has had its first radio airplay.

Co-written by Wiliams, his longtime collaborator Guy Chambers and friend Kelvin Andrews, it is the first track from his eagerly-awaited third album.

The track, described by NME as "a 1970s-tinged funk-driven semi-rocker", is expected to top the charts.

Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox gave the song its first outing on her breakfast show on Friday.

Robbie has just revealed details of a UK arena tour starting in October.


Boss makes video for controversial song

Bruce Springsteen has made a video for his controversial new song American Skin, according to Billboard magazine.

The promo was reportedly shot by film director Jonathan Demme while Bruce rehearsed at Madison Square Garden.

Demme, who made the film Philadelphia in 1993, also directed Springsteen's video of the Oscar-winning title track.

The song has caused outrage for its apparent reference to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by New York police.


My jail hell, by Robert Downey Jr

Jailed Hollywood actor Robert Downey Junior has revealed that threats of violence and sexual aggression from other inmates have made him depressed.

The star of Chaplin and Natural Born Killers, who is serving three years for drug possession, told Vanity Fair magazine from prison that he felt "dead" with despair.

"I'm just sinking deeper into my depression sessions," he said. He also spoke of the shame he felt when his son, Indio, first visited him.


Clooney most eligible bachelor

Hollywood star George Clooney has been officially named as America's Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.

Confirmation that the former ER hunk is the ideal catch comes as his latest film - sea drama The Perfect Storm - opens across the US.

Based on real-life events in the North Atlantic in 1991, it features Clooney's Three Kings co-star Mark Wahlberg.

Clooney is set to attend a premiere of the film in Birmingham in July.


Spandau Ballet star buys a piece of Dynasty

A hat worn by Joan Collins in the popular US soap Dynasty has been sold for 2,000 at a charity auction - to 1980s pop idol Tony Hadley.

Collins, who played superbitch Alexis in the series, was among a host of celebs at the auction in London, in aid of the Children with Leukaemia Trust.

Hadley, the former lead singer of Spandau Ballet, rounded off the auction by performing some of his former band's biggest hits, including True.

Eighties chart-topper Rick Astley also performed a rendition of his smash Never Gonna Give You Up.


Davina keeps her wedding date

Dating show presenter Davina McCall kept a special date with Pet Rescue host Matthew Robertson - their wedding day.

The pair, who met while walking their dogs in a London park, got married in the village of Eastnor, near Ledbury.

The 32-year-old Streetmate star, who wore a white, strapless, Vera Wang gown and Jimmy Choo shoes, told fans after the ceremony: "It was fantastic, magic"

Celebrity guests included Gaby Roslin, Julian Clary and Dale Winton.

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