Radiohead singer lets his music do the talking

Saturday, June 7, 2003

NEW YORK -- Thom Yorke has never been known as the chattiest of rock stars, which he proved yet again during Radiohead's concert for MTV2.

Among the lead singer's brief comments, all of which drew screams from the sold-out Beacon Theatre crowd Thursday night: "Good evening," "Hello" and "Thanks a lot." Even when he took a sip of water, then hoisted the plastic bottle in the air, it sparked shrieks from the adoring fans.

But Yorke and the rest of Radiohead let their music speak for them during a two-hour set. After opening with "There there," the first single off their upcoming album "Hail to the Thief," the British rock band performed hits including "Karma Police" and "Fake Plastic Trees."

A one-hour version of the concert, part of MTV2's "2$Bill" series, is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. June 17 on MTV's sister channel. "Hail to the Thief," Radiohead's sixth studio album, comes out Tuesday.

'Lizzie McGuire' actress splits with Disney

NEW YORK -- Hilary Duff said goodbye to Disney and the "Lizzie McGuire" empire because, as her mother puts it, "We weren't feeling the love."

Susan Duff tells Entertainment Weekly for its June 13 issue, "They weren't giving Hilary the respect she deserved."

The 15-year-old actress has starred in the hugely popular Disney Channel sitcom "Lizzie McGuire" since 2001 and the spin-off film, "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," which has grossed about $40 million since it opened May 2.

But negotiations broke down last month between Disney and Duff's representatives over how much money she would receive for a "Lizzie McGuire Movie" sequel and a new ABC prime-time series that would follow her character to high school.

Duff reportedly had received offers of six figures per episode from at least two competing networks, while ABC offered $35,000 an episode, the magazine reported.

As for the movie sequel, the two sides couldn't agree on terms of a $500,000 bonus for the young star.

Country singer earns honors for movie role

LOS ANGELES -- Country rock met Hollywood glitz as singer-actor Dwight Yoakam received a star on the Walk of Fame.

The Kentucky native, whose albums include "Hillbilly Deluxe" and "A Long Way Home," was honored Thursday for his role in the Harrison Ford-Josh Hartnett buddy picture "Hollywood Homicide," which debuts June 13.

Yoakam, whose other acting credits include "Sling Blade" and "Panic Room," also has a new album, "Population Me," set for release June 24.

The 46-year-old is known for such songs as "Ain't That Lonely Yet," "Fast As You," Thousand Miles From Nowhere," and "Little Sister."

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