Friday, June 13, 2003

School's out for Prince Harry

Windsor, England -- Thursday was Prince Harry's final day at Eton College in Windsor.

The 18-year-old younger son of Britain's Prince Charles attended the top public school for five years.

According to an announcement from St. James' Palace, Prince Harry will take a year off to travel and work before applying for the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

Ant arrested for stoning

London -- Former pop star Adam Ant was arrested after allegedly throwing stones near his home in north London, then removing some of his clothes at a nearby cafe, police said Thursday.

The arrest on suspicion of criminal damage occurred Wednesday, and one national newspaper, The Sun, carried a photograph showing two policemen leading Ant away with a blanket wrapped around his waist.

The 49-year-old singer was released on bail until mid-July after police questioned him about allegedly throwing stones that broke several windows near his home, then heading to the Curly Dog cafe and taking off his pants.

Metallica spoils Jewel's debut

New York -- Jewel was on track to have the first No. 1 album debut in her career -- until Metallica decided to release its album a few days early to blunt the effect of bootleggers.

As a result, Jewel's new disc, "0304," made its debut at No. 2, with 144,000 copies sold.

Metallica's "St. Anger" was No. 1, with 418,000 copies sold, according to industry figures released Wednesday.

Jewel was nonchalant about her almost No. 1. "It's all out of my control," she said.

Judge spikes network name

New York -- Spike Lee has temporarily spiked Spike TV.

A Manhattan judge on Thursday granted Lee's petition and ordered Viacom Inc. to stop using Spike TV as the new name for its TNN network, pending a trial on the issue. State Supreme Court Justice Walter Tolub ordered Lee to post a $500,000 bond to cover Viacom's losses in case the company won.

Viacom announced the name change in April as part of its transformation of TNN into "the first network for men." Spike TV shows reruns of "The A-Team," "Baywatch" and "Miami Vice," sports entertainment such as pro wrestling and "American Gladiators" -- plus an animated series featuring Pamela Anderson as the voice of Stan Lee's "Stripperella," an undercover operative who is also a stripper.

Viacom plans to appeal.