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Branson's Show Continues To Bomb

29th November 2004

LATEST: VIRGIN boss SIR RICHARD BRANSON's new reality TV contest, THE REBEL BILLIONAIRE, is proving to be a big flop in America. The show, in which contestants compete for a major role in the...

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Mel C Kills Reunion Rumours

28th November 2004

MELANIE CHISHOLM has killed off any hopes of a SPICE GIRLS reunion by writing a song which slams her former bandmates. Chisholm, better known to fans as Mel C, likens the constant rumours of a...

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Trump Blasts Branson

11th November 2004

Tycoon DONALD TRUMP has poked fun at fellow billionaire SIR RICHARD BRANSON after his new reality show THE REBEL BILLIONAIRE was a flop on its opening night (09NOV04). Branson's television contest to find someone...

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Gabriel Honoured By Music Industry

3rd November 2004

Veteran rocker PETER GABRIEL has been honoured with the MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUST's award for his outstanding contribution to British music. The SLEDGEHAMMER star collected his prize in a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel...

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Digital Sales Honour For Outkast

28th October 2004

Hip-hop group OUTKAST have become the first act to be awarded a multi-platinum award from the American record industry for paid-for music downloads. ANDRE 3000 and BIG BOI have been honoured for selling more...

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Radio Station Banned From Using Elvis Track

8th October 2004

British radio station VIRGIN has been forced to stop using ELVIS PRESLEY's classic track VIVA LAS VEGAS on an advertisement. The London-based broadcasters changed The King's song to VIVA VIRGIN LAS VEGAS to promote...

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Brmc Insist They'll Play On Without Drummer

15th September 2004

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB are denying reports they're on the verge of splitting following a bust-up on tour. The rock group were forced to play a show in Spain with a fan on drums...

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Presley Death Tops Shock Rock Demises

1st September 2004

Rock legend ELVIS PRESLEY's demise from a heart failure has been named the most shocking moment in music history. The King was found slumped on the toilet in his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee...

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Mel B Hopes For Internet Hit

12th August 2004

Former SPICE GIRL singer MELANIE B is hoping to launch her solo career again - on the internet. The feisty star, 29, was dropped by her record label VIRGIN after dismal sales of her...

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Posh And Beckham Buy Another Estate?

10th August 2004

British celebrity couple VICTORIA and DAVID BECKHAM are planning to buy a secluded Spanish island estate. The pair have only just moved into their new $9 million (GBP5 million) home in Madrid, but they...

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Beenie Man Apologises For 'Homophobic' Lyrics

3rd August 2004

Controversial rapper BEENIE MAN has issued a statement offering his "sincerest apologies" for the "homophobic" lyrics in some of his songs. The KING OF THE DANCEHALL star has infuriated gay rights groups by writing...

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Mel C Sick Of Spice Girls Stories

17th June 2004

MELANIE CHISHOLM is sick of reports she is scuppering a SPICE GIRLS reunion - because she has never been asked to rejoin the band. Reports in the British press claim the other four members,...

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Hurley Begs Branson To Improve Her Status

15th June 2004

British model ELIZABETH HURLEY reportedly begged wealthy entrepreneur RICHARD BRANSON to help her build an empire to rival his VIRGIN assets, after acknowledging her at an Art event. The 39-year-old was humiliated when her...

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Slipknot Demand Straws And Beer From Virgin

23rd May 2004

Rockers SLIPKNOT have agreed to a signing session at London's VIRGIN MEGASTORE tonight (23MAY04) on the bizarre condition that bosses provide them with a mound of straws. The controversial nine-piece band - who insist...

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Spice Girls Told Reform Or Face Debt

18th May 2004

THE SPICE GIRLS have been told by their record company VIRGIN to pay $3.6 million (GBP2 million) each to pay off their contracts - unless they reform. MEL B, MEL C, EMMA BUNTON and...

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Aguilera Resurrects Ryan Orgasm Scene

27th April 2004

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has filmed a provocative new advertisement for VIRGIN MOBILE - where the sexy singer is seen simulating an explosive orgasm. Aguilera has filmed two adverts for the British phone company - based...

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Timberlake To Attend Jackson's Album Bash?

23rd March 2004

R+B babe JANET JACKSON is in for a shock at her new album launch party - her SUPERBOWL show partner JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has been invited too. Jackson's record company VIRGIN have asked Timberlake to...

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Madonna Hires Wedding Bagpiper For Tour

15th March 2004

Superstar MADONNA has hired the Scottish bagpiper who performed at her 2000 wedding to GUY RITCHIE to join the band for her forthcoming world tour. CALUM 'SPUD' FRASER played the pipes at Madonna and...

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Beckham's Music Career Over?

9th March 2004

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM's quest for solo success has been dealt a major blow - her record label has "no plans" to work with her again. Following poor sales of her new DVD...

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Janet Jackson Goes Topless Again

11th February 2004

Scandalous superstar JANET JACKSON will pose topless for the cover of her upcoming album - despite inciting fury across America with her controversial SUPER BOWL performance. The RHYTHM NATION singer - who exposed her...

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Jackson Releases New Song Early After Internet Leak

3rd February 2004

JANET JACKSON's new song JUST A LITTLE WHILE was rush released digitally to American radio networks yesterday morning (02FEB04) after it was leaked onto the internet. Record label bosses at VIRGIN chose to release...

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Pamela: I'm A Kinky English Air Hostess

22nd January 2004

Former BAYWATCH babe PAMELA ANDERSON knows exactly how to turn up the heat in the bedroom - she transforms herself into a sexy English air hostess. The former belle of wild rockers TOMMY LEE...

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Jude Law Favourite To Play Tycoon

11th January 2004

British actor JUDE LAW is being sought by Hollywood producers to play entrepreneur SIR RICHARD BRANSON in a film about the billionaire's life. The handsome COLD MOUNTAIN star has been approved for the role by...

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Spice Girls Agree To Greatest Hits

11th January 2004

British pop group THE SPICE GIRLS are reuniting one final time for a Greatest Hits album and a one-off concert. After years of speculation over the WANNABE group's future, the five girls have finally...

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Mel C Prepared To Pay For Her Own Singles

7th January 2004

MELANIE C plans to personally fund the release of her next solo single, after reportedly being ditched by her record label VIRGIN. According to reports in the British media, Virgin dropped the former SPICE...

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Mel C: I Haven't Been Dropped

5th January 2004

MELANIE C insists she hasn't been dropped by her record label, following reports the former SPICE GIRL has been dumped by VIRGIN. Speculation was rife that the one-time SPORTY SPICE was heading for the...

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Record Label Dismisses Reports Of Axing Mel C

5th January 2004

Record bosses have dismissed reports that former SPICE GIRL MEL C is to be dropped following a string of chart failures. Executives at VIRGIN were reported to be firing the 29-year-old early next...

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Record Label To Axe Mel C

29th December 2003

Former SPICE GIRL MEL C is to be dropped by her record label VIRGIN, after a succession of chart failures. Fed-up bosses have decided to pull the plug on 29-year-old Mel early next year...

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Love Track Debuted On Internet

19th December 2003

Fans of troubled rocker COURTNEY LOVE are excitedly rushing onto the singer's website - to listen to a track from her eagerly awaited solo album. As the feisty star continues her stint in rehab...

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Vinnie Jones Pleads Guilty To Air-rage Attack

12th December 2003

Soccer star-turned actor VINNIE JONES has pleaded guilty to an incident of 'air-rage' and been sentenced to 80 hours community service with a $1,360 (GBP800) fine. Appearing this morning (12DEC03) at a magistrate's court...

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