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Monday, 18 September, 2000, 14:11 GMT 15:11 UK
Ang Lee triumphs at Toronto festival
Director Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger, a Taiwanese historical action-romance, has taken the main prize at the Toronto Film Festival.

The film is a departure for the twice Oscar-nominated director best known for English-language films such as The Ice Storm and Sense And Sensibility.

The Dish, an Australian comedy about the 1969 moon landing, took second spot in a festival with a reputation for picking future Oscar winners.


Modjo holds Kylie from top spot

French duo Modjo have held onto the Number One spot for a second week - fighting off the challenge from Kylie's new single On A Night Like This.

It is the first time that an act has spent two weeks at the top of the chart in over three months.

There are six new Top 10 entries - with Kylie at number two, S Club 7 at number three.

Aurora ft Naimee Coleman, are at number four with their cover version of Duran Duran's 1993 hit Ordinary World.


Offspring defy label over web album

Punk band Offspring plan to give away their new album on the internet before its retail release in November, despite opposition from their label Sony.

Sony previously vetoed similar plans by the band prior to the release of their 1998 song Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) before it became a huge hit worldwide.

Offspring say greater access to their music helps sales, flying in the face of an industry now in legal battle with free download sites such as Napster.


Lone Ranger memorabilia up for auction

Items belonging to Clayton Moore, the late star of the 1950s TV series The Lone Ranger, are to be sold at auction.

Moore, who died in 1999 aged 85, played the famous masked hero in most of the show's 169 episodes, riding his white horse Silver and firing silver bullets.

Items up for sale include one of his original masks, which is expected to reach up to $60,000 (37,500).

Sotheby's will hold the first auction from 20-31 October on the internet.


Wisdom and Secombe pay tribute to Goons

Stars of comedy gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to BBC radio team The Goons by unveiling a plaque at the theatre where the last show was taped.

Goon star Sir Harry Secombe - who said he was better after a stroke 18 months ago - was joined by comic Norman Wisdom and actor Andrew Sachs at the event.

The Goons, which ran from the 1950s to The Last Goon Show of All in 1972, also starred Spike Milligan and the late Michael Bentine and Peter Sellers.


Docherty wins Radio 2 chat show

Comedian Jack Docherty has signed up to become a new presenter for BBC Radio 2 with his own music and talk show.

Docherty, formerly host of Channel 5's flagship chat show, will front a 13-week series called Saturday Night Jack, which will be launched next month.

It will include celebrity interviews, events guides and newspaper reviews.

Scotsman Docherty is the latest comic to join the station's roster of presenters, which also includes Jonathan Ross and Mark Lamarr.


Mamet and Morrow on the beat for CBS

Writer David Mamet is teaming up with actor Rob Morrow for a US TV drama series about a big-city cop who returns to his small-town home.

The 12-episode series, tentatively titled Bradford, is scheduled for the 2000-2001 season on CBS in America.

The project brings Morrow back to the network where he first found fame as star of the offbeat police series Northern Exposure.

Bradford will be a TV first for Mamet, best known for stage and film writing.

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