Arts and Entertainment Miley Cyrus with her father, country musician Billy Ray Cyrus

The modernised version of his 1992 hit should make for an interesting listen

Obituary: Amie Comeaux

Amie Comeaux, singer: born Baton Rouge, Louisiana 4 December 1976; died near Lacombe, Louisiana 21 December 1997.

Rock: To the Lighthouse Family, via the middle of the road

An Interesting fact about the Lighthouse Family is that they've never had any alternative, artistic credibility, they've never starred in London's Burning or Soldier, Soldier, and they've never been in a manufactured teen band. According to my calculations, this makes them the only act of the Nineties to decide to make smart-but-casual, middle-of-the-road music at the very start of their career. They play this sort of wholesome pop because they love it - and somebody has to.

Video setback knocks Carlton shares

A downturn in profits at Carlton Communications' video division and worries over the costs and uncertainties of digital television sent shares in the media group sharply lower yesterday. But, as Cathy Newman reports, Carlton does not share the City's scepticism and is confident it will be granted a licence for British Digital Broadcasting (BDB), its digital TV joint venture with Granada, by Christmas.

Sir Bob lets off a small Atomic bomb

Bob Geldof doesn't think much of MTV, so he has decided to launch his own music channel, Atomic TV. It's been welcomed across Europe - but not, so far in his native land, says Michael Foley

Music awards take a low key

Jamiroquai and The Spice Girls were spearheading a strong British presence at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night. But the star-studded occasion was set to be overshadowed by the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Elton John, one of the ceremony's presenters, is flying straight back to London in time for the Princess's funeral on Saturday morning.

When TV is a mug's game

There was a time when the point of a TV show was the plot and characters. Not any more, writes merchandising victim Janine Gibson, below

McCartney takes advice from Bennett

The superstar singers Sting and Sir Paul McCartney have turned to king of the crooners Tony Bennett for advice on how to survive in show business.

The rock critic with the bus pass and ear plugs

It is 1.20am at the Atomic Cafe, and a mega-decibel rock band called Iodine is in full roar. A few dozen fans line the black-painted walls, their heads thrashing with the music. But sitting on the floor right up front, just feet from the blast of the amplifiers, is a small old lady. Incredibly, she has fallen asleep.

Pop: Country mania

Country singer Kathy Mattea has what many Nashville hopefuls can only dream of: a clutch of awards and the friendship of President Clinton. But it was to these indifferent shores that she came when the pressures of success got too much. Why? Interview by Jasper Rees

Ice hockey: Peterborough veto skating on thin ice

Haringey's match against Peterborough Islanders was abandoned after the first period on Sunday when the referee ruled that parts of the ice were too thin for play to continue, writes Jon Brodkin.

earthly Robbie deserves an award, too

Robbie Williams: he's come a long way, but he's not too sure where he's been. Hotel rooms can do that to you. Where the Boy Who Killed Take That was on Thursday was presenting the MTV Europe Music Awards, bless his velvet suit and plimsolls, and he was jolly brave about it. His feet wobbled nervously all night, but he got through. No wonder he's been wearing that straitjacket on the telly the last couple of weeks. Drink and drugs hell? Pre-publicity, love.

Moody popsters get the blues with award night

Oasis snubbed the MTV Europe Awards last night - turning the glitterati- packed ceremony into Hamlet without the Prince.

CableTel to offer `free' channels

International CableTel, the cable company that owns transmission giant NTL, is expected to unveil today the industry's most radical retiering yet of cable TV and telephony services, at the risk of infuriating channels such as Michael Green's Carlton Select and the Daily Mail's Channel One.

Girl wonder

She's a country phenomenon. She sings songs of lost love and passion. She's 14 years old and adult America is gaga. Jonathan King in Nashville peers into the strange world of LeAnn Rimes

How a Bombay mix put the heat on MTV

An Indian youth channel has outstripped its flagging US rival. Jemima Hunt reports
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