This week’s news in pictures (April 5, 2008)


50 Cent is being sued by his former girlfriend over claims he is trying to evict her and their son.

Shaniqua Tompkins claims that the rapper is attempting to force her and the pair’s 10 year-old son Marquise out of a £1.2million property she has a lawful right to live in. Pic: PA Photos


Mariah Carey has just topped Elvis Presley’s record for the most Number One singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, with her 18th Number One, ‘Touch My Body’.

The songstress is now second only to The Beatles, who have 20 US chart-toppers under their belts.


Fatboy Slim and Iggy Pop have recorded a collaboration which is set to be included on the forthcoming new album from the DJ.

The new album from Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, will be released next month following a visit from Pop, who stayed at the DJ’s house recently to record the collaboration.
Pic: Danny North



Patrick Wolf has teamed up with New York punk poet Patti Smith at a secret gig.

The two singer-songwriters are also planning to work on music for Wolf and Smith’s next albums. Pic Andrew Kendall


The Teenagers played an under-18s-only concert at Islington Central Library, North London. Check Tuesday’s NME magazine for the full review. Pic: PA Photos


Primal Scream have been added to the bill at the Hop Farm Festival.

Set for July 6, the one-day event takes place at Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, and claims to be a unique festival â


Radiohead performed at the BBC Radio Theatre in Portland Place, central London, this week. Pic: PA Photos



Johnny Borrell will play an Irish murder victim in the forthcoming Irvine Welsh film ‘The Meat Trade’. Borrell will act in the British film alongside Colin Farrell and Robert Carlyle.
Pic: Andy Willsher


Not content with releasing the Stones film ‘Shine A Light’ this month, Martin Scorsese has announced details of his next rockumentary project, a biopic on reggae legend Bob Marley. Pic: PA Photos