MTV News Round-Up 22/01/2004
*** Eminem's ex-wife Kim Mathers has escaped a jail sentence on drugs possession charges. Mathers, who was caught in possession of 25g of cocaine after being pulled over by officers in June, has been sentenced to two years probation and must pay court costs. She must also take regular drug and alcohol tests.
*** Avril Lavigne has secretly been writing songs with Canadian folk singer Chantal Kreviazuk. "We're like best friends and we'd go get a chai tea latte and write a song together every night for two weeks in a row," said Avril. "We had so much fun because I didn't tell my manager or record company."
*** An ex-girlfriend of P Diddy's has taken the rap mogul to court claiming that he should be paying 16,000 a month in child support to their 10-year-old son. Misa Hylton-Brim says that their son Justin should receive the same amount as Diddy's other son Christian, whose mother is model Kim Porter.
*** Christina Aguilera says she fins girls more of a turn on that boys. "I find it hornier looking at women then men," she said. "Sorry, I love experimenting with my sexuality. If that means girls then so be it. I'd kiss a girl again. The Madonna thing was a one-off but girls are nice to kiss - nice and soft. I was up for kissing Britney but Britney wasn't."
*** Britney, Beyonce and Pink have teamed up with the remaining members of Queen to record a version of 'We Will Rock You' for a new Pepsi ad. "It was a big thrill," said Queen guitarist Brian May of the collaboration. The ad campaign sees the stars donning ancient roman outfits.
*** Gareth Gates has urged the public to vote Jordan out of 'Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' when it starts next week. The busty model has suggested she may dish the dirt on their much-publicised mid-pregnancy romp while she's on the jungle show alongside the likes of Peter Andre and John Lydon.