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CAST: Madonna, 46, will be heard and not seen in French filmmaker Luc Besson's $80 million computer-animated Arthur, based on his series of children's books, says the Hollywood Reporter. She will be the voice of Princess Selenia, who travels with 10-year-old Arthur to a mysterious forbidden city where an evil being dwells. The film, currently being prepared in Paris (the soundtrack will be in English) is scheduled for a 2006 release
WON: Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas ("Si") dominated MTV's Video Music Awards Latin America in Miami Beach on Thursday. She won three awards. Veteran Mexican alt-band Cafe Tacuba, which took video of the year, and American light-rockers Maroon 5 were the evening's only other multiple winners, with a pair of trophies each.
BUSTED: Crazy Cabbie (real name: Lee Mroszak), 35, a member of Howard Stern's so-called "Wack Pack," is scheduled to face a tax charge in Brooklyn, N.Y. Federal Court on Nov. 9 after admitting on Stern's show that he allegedly never pays taxes, say reports.
CANCELED: Bluesman Bo Diddley, 75, called off a concert in California because he needs more time to recover from a toe amputation, the Associated Press reports. Diddley (real name: Ellas Bates McDaniel) checked into the North Florida Regional Medical Center about two weeks ago because of a hyperglycemic condition, a rep said. Diddley has diabetes and hyperglycemia is often associated with the disease.