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TABLOIDS last week were packed with column feet on two particular stories: Michael Jackson's revelations in a historic TV interview with Oprah Winfrey (the interview is to be shown tonight on BBC2), and reaction to the BSkyB television dramatisation of Diana: Her True Story (Part 1 of which was shown last night). One piece of feedback to the programme claimed that Earl Spencer has banned his actress friend Serena Scott Thomas - who plays Diana - from his home.

Elsewhere: Nestle have put together the longest ever TV ad, a two-minute highlights package showing the courtship of the Gold Blend couple over the last five years; Dannii Minogue is to present The Big Breakfast when Gaby Roslin is on holiday; Sharon Stone has been offered pounds 5m to play Wilma in a film version of The Flintstones; and Shannen Doherty (Brenda from Beverly Hills 90210) installed bullet-proof windows in her car, and turned down an offer to pose for Playboy.

There was also wide-spread interest as to why grumpy Victor Meldrew (One Foot in the Grave) is such a comedy hit, with the Sun consulting a psychiatrist to solve the conundrum.

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