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LONDON (CNN) -- Mick Jagger has an answer for Jerry Hall as she seeks a divorce from the Rolling Stones frontman: We were never married. Hall, 42, launched divorce proceedings last Friday amid reports that 29-year-old Brazilian model Luciana Morad was expecting Jagger's child.
Now Jagger, 55, is insisting through his lawyers that the couple's Hindu-style marriage ceremony on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali in 1990 was never legal because the correct papers were not filed.
Hall's divorce filing immediately prompted speculation that she was seeking a $50 million slice of Jagger's fortune. Legal experts said Jagger's move might save him a lot of money if he could prove the couple had never been married.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (CNN) -- Hundreds of European recording artists are seeking tougher copyright rules to protect their works from piracy on the Internet. French musician Jean-Michel Jarre was to present to the European Parliament a petition Tuesday signed by the recording artists demanding the changes. They're seeking a European Union-wide law on copyright be strengthened to take into account the availability of music via on-line digital technologies.
Pop acts Eros Ramazotti, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Boyzone, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and soprano Barbara Hendricks are among the performers who signed the petition.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which backs the musicians' campaign, estimates that without stricter rules, losses to piracy will be far greater than the estimated $5.2 billion value of today's music pirate market.
MIAMI (CNN) -- "TeleChobis," Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca's look-alike answer to the hit kid's show "Teletubbies," is being sued by the original show's U.K. producer, Ragdoll Prods., and its U.S. distributor, the Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co., according to Variety. The lawsuit seeks the removal of the "TeleChobis" from Azteca's daily slate and an unspecified sum in legal costs and damages. "We tried to avoid litigation by asking Azteca to take the show off the air," said Itsy Bitsy's legal affairs director David Levine, adding that the Mexican broadcast company made no response. "Teletubbies," which airs in the United States on public television stations, features baby-talking dolls with TVs for stomachs.
BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- In the latest development in a battle between environmentalists and the makers of a Leonardo DiCaprio film being shot on a Thai island, DiCaprio said on Monday that the film crew would not cause environmental damage to the island's beach.
The environmentalists say the sets being constructed on Phi Phi Le for the film star's latest movie, "The Beach," are harming the island national park in the Andaman Sea. They are worried about the planting of non-native coconut trees and the smoothing over of sand dunes on Maya Beach, and have tried to get the courts to halt the shooting.
"Preservation of the environment has always been of utmost concern to me, and I would never be part of any project that did anything to harm nature," DiCaprio said in a statement. The star said he was assured the island would be returned to its natural state after the shooting.
HONOLULU (CNN) -- Most people see Hawaii as a tropical paradise, but MTV sees it as the perfect setting for the "Real World." The music network's seventh installment of its "Real World" series invades Hawaiian shores Tuesday and will continue filming through May.
The production is projected to add $5 million to the local economy. Cast members will live in a million-dollar Diamond Head-area estate, work in Waikiki and be taped around the clock. Participants were selected through a nationwide audition process. Other "Real World" locations have included New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston and Seattle.
Reuters Limited contributed to this report.
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