MTV News Round-Up 17/02/2004
*** Dido has made it into a UK list of the music world's biggest earners, a list usually dominated by old-timers like Paul McCartney and Elton John. The massive success of two albums earned her 15.8 million last year, according to Heat magazine's annual rich list.
*** Michelle McManus has embarked on a whistle-stop tour of her homeland to mark this week's launch of her new album 'The Meaning of Love'. The Glasgow girl was welcomed by more than 200 well-wishers in Edinburgh. The HMV store echoed to screams and chants of "we love Michelle" as the singer posed for pictures and signed copies of her album.
*** OutKast's Big Boi is to play an exclusive solo show in March. Andre 3000's other half will play the Camden Electric Ballroom, London on March 1.
*** Atomic Kitten's Jenny Frost says she is furious with Kerry McFadden over comments she made about the band while on 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'. Frost says: "She's off her head if she thinks she was hard done by in the band. I can't believe what she was saying".
*** The Libertines played an unexpected set at Liverpool's Bandwagon on Sunday night. The gig was billed only as Babyshambles, Pete Doherty's other band, but fans were delighted when he was joined onstage by the rest of The Libertines.
*** Justin Hawkins says his next stage outfit will be a Union Jack catsuit inspired by the mini-dress worn by Geri Halliwell to the 1997 BRIT Awards. "My stage wardrobe is getting a really big shake-up this year", says Justin, "and there's a few things up my sleeve. I'm going in really hard on the catsuit thing".
*** As a further measure against festival ticket touts, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has announced that credit cards will no longer be accepted to pay for tickets to the festival. Debit cards, cheques and postal orders will still be accepted.