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R. Kelly in another court case
R'n'B star R. Kelly is facing a new legal problem with his private investigator in addition to his child pornography charges.

In the latest twist to the R. Kelly saga, agent Charles Freeman is suing him for $ 75,000. This is because Kelly had agreed to pay Freeman $ 110,000 plus another $ 40,000 in return for the video which allegedly contained the incriminating evidence.

Freeman maintains the offer for the tape and other aspects of the contract was agreed at $ 65,000.

Kelly who is facing 21 charges of child pornography including having sex with a 14-year-old girl is due to appear before the Chicago Cook County Criminal Courthouse on August 7.

Kelly seems to be confident that there is no case against him.

Paul Cettermole is to leave the very successful pop group S Club 7 next month. Cettermole is leaving the group to pursue his dream of becoming a heavy rock star.

Meanwhile, fellow S Club 7 member Hannah Spearitt is reported to be delighted that her boyfriend Paul Cettermole is quitting the group, so that they can have a normal relationship. The couple have been together for a few years.

Gareth Gates' Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake) is No. 1 for a second week in the UK. The song has sold over 100,000 copies and has been certified with a Gold disc.

Of course, there is some rumbling in the UK over the alleged preferential treatment. Gates has been receiving over people's choice Will Young. As winner and runner-up in the Pop Idol contest, both stars were contracted to S Records, a division of RCA. The label has however dismissed reports of Gates being given any special treatment.

Both Gates and Young will release debut albums in a few weeks. Will Young's album will be out the same week fellow RCA stable artiste Elvis Presley's compilation album hits the shelves.

The highest new entry of the week was at No. 3 by Flip and Fill's Shooting Star. They spent two years with the bootleg release of True Love Never Dies to finally take credit for a legitimate release.

Shooting Star is a mixture of hard house beats and trance with female vocals. The song is based on the old song Bang from 1997.

Sir Elton John returns to the UK chart at No. 4 with opera singer Alessandro Safina with a reworking of Your Song. It was Sir Elton's very first chart hit in the UK when it peaked at No. 7 in 1971. This was the song that revealed Elton's song writing partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Reports today suggest Sir Elton does not much care for the song these days. It was featured in Baz Luhrmann's movie Moulin Rouge as actor Ewan McGregor and opera star Alessandro Safina covered it.

The release currently in the chart is once again based on Buz Luhrmann's arrangement. Your Song by Sir Elton and Safina was recorded for the Sport relief charity telethon.

This is not the first time Elton John has recorded with an opera star. In 1996, the duet Live Like Horses with Luciano Pavarotti peaked at No. 9.

Beyonce from Destiny's Child claims her debut solo hit with the track Work It Out at No. 7 from the movie Austin Powers: Goldmember. The track is produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. Beyonce also acts in the film.

Her song follows Madonna's Beautiful Stranger which was featured in the first Austin Powers film The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Fun Lovin' Criminals member Huey Morgan was involved in a fight with another man breaking the man's nose over the weekend in London.

The incident took place at the Bada Bing Strip Club after a lap dancer left his party to dance for another man. Morgan who was after liquor and cheering at the time with his friends had his eye on the lap dancer.

Morgan and his victim shouted at each other ending with Morgan head butting the other breaking his nose. No charges followed the clash.

Veteran rocker Ozzy Osborne had to be sedated on Thursday, July 18, by a doctor after he got hysterical when informed his wife Sharon's cancer had spread to her lymp nodes. She had undergone surgery for colon cancer early this month.

The former Black Sabbath member said his wife had been a pillar of strength for him for years.

Meanwhile, as MTV films the 2nd Fly On the Wall series The Osbornes shortly, Sharon Osborne's cancer battle will be included in the script.

UK top 20
1 1 Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake) - Gareth Gates
2 2 The Logical Song - Scooter
3 - Shooting Star - Flip & Fill
4 - Your Song - Elton John & Alessandro Safina
5 4 Foolish - Ashanti
6 3 A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley Vs JXL
7 - Work It Out - Beyonce
8 7 Hot In Herre - Nelly
9 6 I'm Gonna Be Alright - Jennifer Lopez
10 5 Here I am - Bryan Adams
11 9 When You Look At Me - Christina Milian
12 8 Wherever You Will Go - Calling
13 11 Hero - Chad Kroeger Feat: Josey Scott
14 13 Without Me - Eminem
15 12 Forever - Dee Dee
16 10 By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
17 14 It Just Won't Do - Tim Deluxe Feat: Sam Obernik
18 - I Get Along - Pet Shop Boys
19 16 Just A Little - Liberty X
20 18 Tell It To My Heart - Kelly LLorenna

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