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Sugar Bits — Sheikh Wrote Songs For Michael Jackson

  • The King of Bahrain's son had written songs in a plan to revive Michael Jackson's career. Sheikh Abdulla is suing Michael for reneging on a music contract which would have paid back the loans he gave him while staying at his house for three months six years ago. Michael's lawyers are insisting these were not loans, but gifts. — BBC
  • Sunday night's opening episode of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here attracted 8.9 million viewers, more than last year, but not enough to beat Strictly Come Dancing which peaked with 9.9 million viewers. —BBC
  • Timmy Mallet is campaigning for the return of his mallet! It was stolen in Leeds in 2002 and he had to get a copy made. — The Sun
  • The Vines have cancelled all their upcoming shows due to lead singer Craig Nicholls' deteriorating mental condition. — NME
  • Sugababes have threatened to boycott the Brit Awards in 2009, saying: "I say this in the most humble way but when you think of pop bands the Sugababes are definitely up there. I'm proud that Gordon Brown is recognising us, but why not the Brits? We're British for God's sake and we've done well. Surely we deserve an award after all the hard work we've done?" — Mirror


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