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Another triumph for Beyonce
Billy Joel is in hospital after he was involved in a nasty car crash on Saturday, January 25.

Joel, 53, was reported to be in a stable condition after being airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital from East Hampton Airport in Long Island.

Reports suggest that Billy Joel was driving his Mercedes Benz car when it swerved off the road and hit a tree.

No further details about the accident are available.

In 1999, Billy Joel was involved in a motorcycle accident and had to be hospitalised.

R'Kelly is in deep trouble over new allegations that he had sex with an under-age girl. He was charged and released on bail last week.

Meanwhile, the R-n-B singer will call to his defence the award winning film director, Joe Pytka, to prove that footage of him having sex with an under-age girl was digitally altered.

Pytka was behind the movie Space Jam where animated sequences were a part of the film. Kelly, in other words, is trying to prove how tapes can be doctored.

Kelly has been very critical of the legal authorities in Polk Country for filing charges.

As he prepares to face 21 counts of child pornography charges in a Chicago court, Kelly faced new charges of having naked images of under- age girls in his digital camera which included one of him engaging in a sex act.

R. Kelly's career has been clouded by the scandal from almost the time he became a big time star. At one time it was widely believed that Kelly had married the late Aaliyah on the sly when she was barely 15 years old.

If all the allegations against him are proved, R. Kelly's music career will be over as he will have to spend a very long time in prison.

David Sneddon's Stop Living The Lie, the Fame Academy's winning song continues to occupy the No. 1 spot on the UK Chart for a second consecutive week. The ballad is likely to be knocked out of the top next week.

The highest new entry of the week was at No. 2. Taking centrestage on credit is Jay-Z. Featured on the song is Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child fame. The song, 03 Bonnie & Clyde gives Jay-Z his second big hit song in the UK. His release, Hard Knock Life peaked at No. 3 in 1998.

For Beyonce Knowles 03 Bonnie & Clyde is her biggest credited hit following the Austin Powers movie spawned track Work It Out which peaked at No. 7 in July 2002.

The rap track is combined with the 1987 Prince hit If I Was Your Girlfriend as Beyonce does the vocals to the song.

So far, the verdict is that her fellow Destiny's Child star - Kelly Rowland's appearance on Nelly's Dilemma is by far a better song.

The club track, The Opera Song (Brave New World) by Jurgen Vries featuring CMC entered the UK chart at No. 3.

There has been some interest in The Opera Song as the mysterious vocalist - CMC - is the 16-year-old Charlotte Church. The young Welsh operatic singer has been in the news recently following her rebellious attitude.

Church is generally an album artiste going to the nature of music she records. But The Opera Song takes the diva into the mainstream of pop.

For Jurgen Vries, The Opera Song is the second top 20 UK hit following The Theme which peaked at No. 13 in September last year.

A collection of forgotten pictures of the Beatles will go on exhibition in Liverpool in the spring.

The collection which is believed to be worth over £1.4 million was shot by Tom Murray, a British photographer on July 28, 1968. The Beatles were in London for a Mad Day Out while recording the White Album. This was the last time John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison would be photographed officially as the Beatles.

Tom Murray was one of six photographers at the shoot. He kept 23 negatives from five film rolls in one of his drawers at home for 25 years.

The exhibition will be held from April 24 - May 18 at the Liverpool Matthen Street Gallery, close to the original Cavern Club.

UK Top 20
1 1 Stop Living The Lie - David Sneddon
2 - 03 Bonnie and Clyde - Jay-Z Feat: Beyonce Knowles
3 - The Opera Song (Brave New World) - Jurgen Vries Feat: CMC
4 2 Year 3000 - Busted
5 3 Sound Of The Underground - Girls Aloud
6 6 Lose Yourself - Eminem
7 5 Mundian To Bach Ke - Panjabi MC
8 7 If You're Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield
9 4 Tue-Jameson Feat: Angel Blu
10 - Hidden Agenda - Craig David
11 9 Danger High Voltage - Electric Six
12 11 Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) - Cheeky Girls
13 8 Love Story (Vs Finally) - Layo & Bushwacka
14 13 You're A Superstar - Love Inc.
15 14 The Way (Put Your Hand In My Hand) - Diving Inspiration
16 - Nice Weather For Ducks - Lemon Jelly
17 - Stormy In The North Karma In the South - Wildhearts
18 10 Just The Way I'm Feeling - Feeder
19 - Crush - Darren Hayes
20 15 Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne

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