MTV News Round-Up 05/03/2004
*** Jamelia reckons Peter Andre's 'Mysterious Girl' is "rubbish". "Everyone knows that it's rubbish, everyone knew it was rubbish 10 years ago, and it's still rubbish today," she told MTV News. Peter's cheesy classic beat Jamelia's 'Thank You' to the No 1 spot of the singles chart recently. "The real music-heads will know that I am the rightful owner of the number one spot," she added.
*** Jessica Simpson seems to have overtaken Britney Spears as the favourite to play Daisy Dukes in the upcoming film 'The Dukes Of Hazzard'. "I would love to be Daisy Duke," Jessica said. "I think that would be so much fun, just to wear the shorts." The producer sang the singer's praises when he described Jessica as "young, moral, bright, gorgeous and Southern - everything that Daisy is." Ashton Kutcher and Paul Walker are currently favourites to play Bo and Luke Duke.
*** Pete Watermansaid he was totally "overcome" after being awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Lord Owen, Chancellor of University College Chester. "I guess I am lucky, lucky, lucky," Pete said at the ceremony, referring to Kylie's Minogue's first hit 'I Should Be So Lucky'. Waterman left school at the age of 15 with no qualifications and worked on the railways before becoming a DJ. He launched the careers of Kylie, Steps and Rick Astley, among others.
*** Robbie Williams paid for his sister and her boyfriend to get married in Las Vegas, according to tabloid reports. Sally and long-term boyfriend Paul Symonds flew to LA in mid-February to celebrate Robbie's 30th, and, according to reports, stayed for an extended holiday and tied the knot in a spur-of-the-moment ceremony after Robbie chartered a private jet to Las Vegas.
*** Janet Jackson is to make her first TV appearance since her controversial performance at the Super Bowl. The singer will appear on American comedy series 'Saturday Night Live' on April 10, and is likely to make fun of her recent 'boob-flashing' in one of the show's legendary skits. Janet's new album 'Damita Jo' is released on March 29.