MTV News Round-Up 10/03/2004
*** Jack White has been ordered to attend anger management classes, having pleaded guilty in court yesterday to assault and battery. The White Stripes frontman has avoided jail time in the outcome to the case " which relates to a brawl he had with Von Blondies vocalist Jason Stollsteimer - but will have to pay a $500 fine and $250 in court costs.
*** 50 Cent has been quoted as saying he does not like to be around gay men. "I ain't into faggots," he reportedly told Playboy magazine. "I don't like gay people around me, because I'm not comfortable with what their thoughts are." Gay women, however, are a different matter. "Women who like women, that's cool. I could actually get into that, having a woman who likes women, too. We might have more in common."
*** Ian Brown will play a gig for The National Trust this summer. The former Stone Roses frontman will headline the Claremont Landscape Garden event, in Esher, Surrey on July 25. The picturesque event marks Brown's first, and perhaps only, UK live summer date. Tickets are 20.
*** More on yesterday's story that P Diddy is considering retiring from music after the release of his next album 'PD5'. He said: "I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album," he said. "If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album."
*** Busted are said to have thrown a TV and toaster out of a hotel window. The Sun reports that the pop trio caused 1500 worth of damage in the content smashing incident at the Marriot in Birmingham, but a Busted spokesperson said it was only a bit of a joke. "They were only pretending and then it actually slipped off the windowsill and fell. They werent intending to do it because that would have been extremely irresponsible."