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Shakira's back
Britney Spears' rude gesture at a group of waiting journalists was condemned by the media.

The "pop queen" raised her middle finger to reporters in Mexico last week. Spears was caught on camera raising her finger.

She was forced to apologise for the incident on July 23 as she departed at an airport in Toluca near New Mexico City.

While Britney apologised she said the excessive paparazzi attention forced her to make the rude gesture.

'Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)' by Gareth Jones has competed 3 weeks at the helm of the UK singles chart this week. For the shy star who has a stammer it is indeed an achievement.

The single is the 5th No:1 song to spend as much as 3 weeks at the top of the chart this year. Last year 6 songs spent 3 or more weeks at No:1.

The highest new entry of the week was at the No:2 position as S Club Juniors checked in with "Automatic High". The track is a follow up to 'One Step Closer' which also entered the chart at the same position in April and peaked at the identical spot.

The debut single received better reviews than 'Automatic High.' Although it begins with a kind of Motown stamp its strain is evident due to the vocal limitations of the 12-year-old singer.

Shakira the Colombian pop star is back in the UK singles chart with 'Underneath Your Clothes'. The song which at times draws similarities with the Bangles' 'Eternal Flame,' is taken from her debut English album 'Laundry Service'.

'Underneath Your Clothes' which is Shakira's second global hit follows 'Whenever Wherever'. The debut hit which peaked at No: 2 in March spent 7 weeks in the top 5, sold over half a million copies and is now the 5th best selling single of the year.

In any case 'Underneath Your Clothes' is a different kind of track when compared to the previous single since the current hit has strong throaty flavour giving it greater respectability.

A track from the movie soundtrack "Legally Blonde" takes on the chart at No: 6. The song "A Thousand Miles' by Vanessa Carlton has been picking up in popularity in many parts of the world and now hits the UK. She is in the class of Lisa Loeb and Nelly Furtado.

The track is high on keyboard skills with a strong string backing coupled of course with the touching female vocals of Carlton.

Other songs from movies on the top 10 this week are 'Work It Out' at No: 13 by Beyonce from the film "Goldmember" and "Hero" at No: 15 by Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott from the film "Spiderman". Elvis Presley's 'A Little Less Conversation' is also featured in the movie "Ocean's ll".

Linkin Park staged a double entry at the No:9 spot with "High Voltage/ Points Of Authority". Both tracks appeared on the group's album Hybrid Theory but have been remixed as singles since they are to be featured on the remix-album 'Reanimation'.

Rod Stewart is likely to be sued for breaking one of his fan's finger at a concert at Cardiff Castle.

Steve Tudor, a sculptor was injured while attempting to protect his face from a football kicked by Rod Stewart at the concert. Stewart kicks footballs into the audience halfway through his concerts.

Steve Tudor claims he had to spend 3 hours in hospital and now is finding it difficult to do his job.

Destiny's Child member Beyonce Knowles made an amazing revelation to a UK newspaper when she claimed to have saved the life of a teenage girl who was on the verge of committing suicide.

The girl had written to Beyonce claiming she was sad and lonely and wanted to die. Beyonce claims she promptly telephoned the teenager and spoke her out of the dreadful thought.

UK top 20
Tw Lw
1 1 Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake) - Gareth Gates
2 - Automatic High - S Club Juniors
3 - Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira
4 2 The Logical Song - Scooter
5 - Livin' It Up - Ja Rule Feat; Case
6 - A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
7 8 Hot In Here - Nelly
8 3 Shooting Star - Flip & Fill
9 - High Voltage/Points Of Authority - Linkin Park
10 5 Foolish - Ashanti
11 6 A Little Less Conversation. Elvis Presley Vs JXL
12 9 I'm Gonna Be Alright - Jennifer Lopez
13 7 Work It Out - Beyonce
14 4 Your Song - Elton John & Alessandro Safina
15 13 Hero - Chad Kroeger Feat: Josey Scott
16 12 Wherever You Will Go - Calling
17 14 Without Me - Eminem
18 10 Here I Am - Bryan Adams
19 11 When You Look At Me - Christna Millian
20 19 Just A Little - Liberty X

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