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Strike a light!

Amazing facts about May 9:
» A nude image of Gail Porter was projected onto the House of Commons to promote FHM magazine on this day in 1999.
» Former child star Macaualy Culkin revealed he suffered from agoraphobia in 2002. He said it took him hours to hype himself up to go outside.
» Also in 2002, Bruce Willis sent 12,000 packets of biscuits to US troops in Afghanistan.
» Four years ago, Westlife were enjoying their first No.1. Come in Westlife – your time is well and truly up!
» The late Joan Sims, legend of the Carry On films and guest star of a particularly rubbish Colin Baker episode of Doctor Who, was born on this day in 1930. Matthew Kelly, famous for Stars in their Eyes and that bit of unpleasantness, is 53 today.
» It's a bumper night for live music – Darius, Erasure, Justin Timberlake, Melanie C, Moloko, Paul Young and Tom Jones are all doing their respective things at various venues around the country tonight.

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