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Wednesday, 5 July, 2000, 13:24 GMT 14:24 UK
Westlife open Harrods sale
Pop sensation Westlife have officially opened the Harrods summer sale in London.

The chart-topping boy band were welcomed to the Knightbridge store by the multi-millionaire owner Mohamed Al Fayed, ahead of the 0900 opening ceremony.

Crowds gathered outside to see the boys who recently returned from Italy were they recorded a duet with Mariah Carey.

Other stars to have opened the sale include Pierce Brosnan and Sophia Loren.


Robbie Williams admits he's difficult

Pop star Robbie Williams has revealed he has only ever had one "grown-up" relationship because he's "a pain".

"I can be a pain... but I'd be like that if I were a refuse collector, too. I'm not just an idiot because I'm a rich, famous, talented person," he said.

He told Q magazine that despite several relationships he is not very good at picking people to go out with.

Williams' new video will premiere on BBC One's Top of the Pops on Friday.


Perfect Storm boat to be sold online

Fans of George Clooney will soon be able to make a bid online for the boat from his new film The Perfect Storm, currently topping the US box office.

The sister craft to the ill-fated Andrea Gail will be auctioned on the eBay site.

The first 15,000 will be donated to the Gloucester Fund, which benefits the families of the sailors who died in the 1991 storm on which the film is based.

The boat will be berthed in Hamburg for the film's European opening.


Experts claim DiCaprio film was illegal

The agreement that gave 20th Century Fox the right to alter Phi Phi island while filming The Beach was illegal, an expert witness has claimed in court.

The witness told a Thai court that the alterations to the natural landscape "violated the 1961 National Park Act".

Local authorities are suing Fox, the Royal Foresty Department and Thailand's agricultural minister for destroying the island's fragile eco-system.

They are seeking compensation of around 1.7m.


Quincy hosts glittering Paris concert

Veteran singer, composer and producer Quincy Jones has conducted the French national orchestra at a glittering concert in Paris.

The singer/composer, who studied piano in the city in the 50s, held the concert to say "thank you" to the French state for welcoming African American artists.

Jones, who has been awarded France's top award, the Legion of Honour, was joined by stars including Phil Collins and French crooner Henri Salvador.

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