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June 16, 2004

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Glen Campbell gets 10 days in jail

Phoenix -- Country music singer Glen Campbell was sentenced Tuesday to 10 nights in jail and two years of probation for a November drunken-driving hit-and-run collision.

"Believe you me, I think that's the last you've seen of Glen Campbell putting alcohol in his veins," Campbell told the judge at his sentencing Tuesday.

Campbell pleaded guilty in May to leaving the scene of an accident and extreme driving under the influence. On Tuesday, the judge sentenced Campbell to 10 days in the county jail but granted a request for a work furlough from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Campbell will serve his sentence starting July 1 and is barred from drinking alcohol during his probation term. He also was sentenced to 75 hours of community service and fined $900.

Blame it on Paris

London -- Perhaps it was his derring-do in pursuing the "Pirates of the Caribbean." Or his dashing Paris in "Troy."

Orlando Bloom is well ahead of rivals in an Internet vote to find Britain's sexiest actor.

The 27-year-old actor, who shot to fame as Legolas in "The Lord of the Rings" films, won 35 percent of the votes, beating other popular actors including Sean Bean, Hugh Grant, Ewan McGregor and Jude Law, according to the Sky Movies Web site on Tuesday.

Bloom, who grew up in Canterbury, southern England, has said he was "chubby" as a child and joked that he acted in films because it allowed him to kiss beautiful women.

But can she sing?

New York -- Rounder Records has signed Oscar-nominated actress Minnie Driver to a recording contract.

Her album, "Everything I've Got in My Pocket," will be released on the label's rock/pop imprint, Zoe Records, in September, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company said Monday.

She will be backed by a group that includes members of the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn's band. The album is described as "sparse, atmospheric pop and a hint of contemporary folk."

Driver was nominated for a best-supporting actress Oscar for 1997's "Good Will Hunting." Her new movie, "The Phantom of the Opera," is scheduled for release in December.

Prince Harry maps out future

London -- Prince Harry hopes to join the British Army and plans to take the entrance exam at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, royal officials announced.

Harry is third in line to the throne behind his older brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles.

Clarence House, Prince Charles' official residence, said Monday that Harry would face the Regular Commissions Board exams to gain entrance to Sandhurst, which consist of three days of tests.

Prince Charles started his military career in 1969 as colonel in chief of the Royal Regiment of Wales.

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