MTV News Round-Up 24/03/2004
*** Usher has admitted he's a sex addict. "Im a sexaholic," he said. "Im addicted to sex. But Im not a sex freak. I am a man with strong needs. Its impossible for me to be in a relationship. At least while Im still young." The R&B star, currently top of the singles chart with 'Yeah', added: "I'm a very physical type. Im very hands-on, you know. Im very single now. I gotta focus on my career - but I keep on meeting women."
*** Busta Rhymes has been given six months probation having pleaded no contest to a charge of assaulting a woman. The rap star was accused of pushing a woman's head into a table after she touched his chin at a concert in Massachusetts in 2002. Rhymes, however, claimed that he grabbed her hand and politely asked her not to do it again. As well as probation, Busta has been told to pay $300 in costs.
*** Kylie has turned her unsavory experience with a radio DJ into a song. During the solo star's interview with local radio jock Tony Wrighton, he asked her about subjects including indigestion and plastic surgery. Now, excerpts from the interview have been put to music and turned into a song called 'So Stupid'. The track is said to have surfaced on an unofficial site but taken down shortly after.
*** Victoria Beckham is said to be trying to enlist the help of hugely successful songwriter Cathy Dennis. Beckham has reportedly scrapped the 10 tracks she recorded with Roc-A-Fella boss Damon Dash, and wants Dennis " the woman behind such uber hits as 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' to pen new material for her. The pair have apparently had a series of 'intensive talks'.
*** Christina Aguilera has got engaged to her boyfriend Jordan Bratman,says The Sun. According to Bratman's grandmother, he proposed to the star in LA. "He called me and told me two days ago," said granny Bratman. "I'm very happy they are engaged. His mum and dad are very happy too. I don't know when the wedding will be - soon, hopefully." Bratman is a boss at the management company that looks after Christina.