MTV News Round-Up 14/01/2004
*** Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Outkast will perform at the 46th annual Grammy Awards. The new additions will join the likes of The White Stripes on the bill at the ceremony, taking place in LA on February 8.
*** Mariah Carey is to make her first ever live appearance in the arab world. The star will perform at BIEL - a seafront exhibition and leisure centre in Beirut. The gig will take place on February 24 as part of Mariah's Charmbracelet world tour.
*** Besatie Boys are selling their record label on the internet. The label Grand Royal was founded in 1993 and has since released such albums as the Beastie's 'Check Your Head' and signed the likes of At The Drive In, but was nevertheless declared bankrupt two years ago.
*** Kylie Minogue has denied rumours that she's pregnant. The dinky singer also added that reports of her catching the bouqet at her mate Natalie Imbruglia's wedding are false as she wasn't even there. "I wasn't even at the wedding," said Kylie. "I'd have to have very long arms!"
*** Radiohead are working on a new album despite their plans to take a break, guitarist Jonny Greenwood has revealed. "I was in the Radiohead studio just a couple of hours ago," he said. "We don't take time off very well. We're enjoying it still, so why just go home and do nothing?"
*** Mis-Teeq's Alesha Dixon is reportedly to appear in the video for next N.E.R.D's next single 'She Likes To Move'. Pharrell Williams, one half of the ubiquitous duo, is said to have personally requested Alesha's services after seeing her on the front of Arena magazine.
*** Simon Cowell has had water thrown all over him during the shooting of the new series of 'American Idol'. After Cowell put his head in his hands following the audition of one contestant, the hopeful is said to have walked up to him, grabbed a cup of water and chucked it all over him.