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Last Updated: Monday, 18 October, 2004, 14:48 GMT 15:48 UK
Kirk Douglas gets street honour
Veteran Spartacus actor Kirk Douglas has had a street named after him in Palm Springs, California.

The honorary Oscar winner attended the naming ceremony, organised by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

His family, including actor son Michael Douglas, were also present to see the naming of Kirk Douglas Way on Sunday.

Douglas lived in the city for 40 years while his son, Joel, moved there two years ago and began a campaign to have the street named after his father.


Swedish DJ returns to chart top

Swedish DJ Eric Prydz has gone back to the top of the singles chart with Call on Me, deposing Robbie Williams

The DJ was only off the top spot for one week before toppling Williams, whose single Radio fell to third spot.

Blue's Duncan James, along with Keedie, went straight in at number two with I Believe My Heart while Khia stayed at four with My Neck My Back.

Former Smiths singer Morrissey entered the chart at number eight with Let Me Kiss You.


Sandra Bullock wins $7m in court

Actress Sandra Bullock has been awarded $7m (3.9m) after her dream home turned into an expensive nightmare.

The Speed and Miss Congeniality star was awarded the sum on Thursday by a jury after she took the builder to a court in Austin, Texas.

Bullock testified in the two month-long case that she had paid $7m for the house on Lake Austin.

But the actress said she had never lived in the 10,000-square foot house because of construction flaws.


Live show to start Eminem station

Rapper Eminem will launch his satellite music radio station, Shade 45, on 28 October with a live broadcast of a concert from New York.

The Sirius radio network said the new station will feature a full line-up of hip-hop music and features.

The channel, which was announced in July, will be available on subscription and so will not be subject to the rigorous broadcasting laws in the US.

Sirius recently signed up shock-jock Howard Stern to present a show.


Love's lawyers fight fees dispute

Courtney Love's lawyers have agreed to try to settle a dispute in California with a law firm over legal fees.

Judge Gerald Rosenberg gave Love's lawyers and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, until 5 February to reach a settlement.

Last year, the firm sued Love, her Hole bandmate Eric Erlandson, and a firm that owns the band members' recording services, over claims of unpaid fees.

If no agreement is reached, the judge could set a trial date, said Santa Monica court assistant Dane Gambill.


Digital debut for Williams film

Film distributor Lions Gate Films is to release movie The Final Cut digitally.

Instead of delivering reels of film to US cinemas, the movie will be beamed by satellite and shown to audiences using digital projectors.

Lions Gate said the film - starring Robin Williams - will be one of the first studio films to be digitally distributed to cinemas.

It will be initially shown in AMC cinemas linked to the chain's digital distribution system.


Zeta Jones backs literary prize

Actress Catherine Zeta Jones has supported a 60,000 literary contest to be launched in memory of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

The Dylan Thomas Literary Prize will be open to creative writing in English by poets and authors aged under 30.

The actress will act as international ambassador to the biennial competition.

"This is commemorating the fact that Dylan Thomas was essentially a young writer," said award founder Professor Peter Stead.






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