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Scotland 1 France 0: Caldwell eclipses Henry's sun kings

Celtic midfielder's blazing finish kicks off the celebrations as Scotland dream again

British acts bounce back at 'Smash Hits' awards

After a trouncing by the US at the MTV Europe awards in Rome last week, British pop and rock acts fought back, winning most of the prizes at the Smash Hits T4 awards yesterday.

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MTV has found a way to stay ahead of the pack - a new drama about drug dealers

Franz Ferdinand only British winners at MTV awards

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand were Britain's only success story at the MTV Music Awards on Sunday night, as their single "Take Me Out" clinched them the best breakthrough video prize.

Viacom president quits after feud with Redstone

The simmering tension at the top of Viacom, the American media giant that ownsMTV and CBS, has finally been relieved with news that Mel Karmazin, its president and chief operating officer since 2000, is to stand down.

Let's kill Top of the Pops

The BBC has relaunched its flagship music programme - again. What a waste of time, says the former TotP chief Trevor Dann

Viacom: a real threat to ITV

The trivial style of US TV could soon be coming to the UK. Anita Roddick says we should protect our standards

Obituary: John Larkin

SCAT SINGING is a much-maligned jazz vocal technique popularised by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Slim Gaillard. In 1995, John Larkin, under the name Scatman John, gave the genre a new twist by mixing it with dance rhythms and taking "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop- Bop)" and "Scatman's World" into the charts all over the world. His unlikely success was all the more ironic given the fact that Larkin was a lifelong stutterer triumphing over his predicament. "Scatting gave me a way to stutter freely. I'm a star not although I stutter but because I stutter," he would tell interviewers. "Stuttering has paid off!"

The video generation

Remember where you were when you first saw 'Bohemian Rhapsody'? JOHN HARRIS celebrates that great modern art form - the pop promo

Pop: It's the end of the world as we know it

Baby vs Ginger. B*witched vs Aguilera. Welcome to the pop apocalypse as Ben Thompson goes in search of the real music of the millennium

Pacific `shell' to become internet investor

CLIVE NG, the Malaysian entrepreneur, has secured control of Pacific Media and is planning to use the AIM-quoted stock as a shell company to invest in new internet ventures.

Pop awards honour Bono for campaign on Third World debt

THE IRISH singer Bono's work for the Jubilee 2000 campaign was recognised last night at the MTV awards ceremony in his home city of Dublin.

Dublin blows its cool over MTV's galaxy of stars

DUBLIN MAY be Europe's capital of cool, but it has still worked itself into a sweat over tonight's MTV music awards. The sight of white stretch limos is enough to unleash a frenzy that can be hard to negotiate, as the rapper Puff Daddy's driver learned this week: As a horde of teenaged fans roared their admiration, a motorcycle courier slid under the car, breaking his leg in the process.
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