Jonathan Ross accused the chairman of the BBC Trust of having "a very bad memory" after Michael Lyons delivered a strongly worded criticism of the Sachsgate scandal.
Lyons said the furore, caused by Ross and Russell Brand leaving obscene messages on Andrew Sachs' answerphone was a "uniquely toxic combination of profanity, misogyny, bullying and black farce".
But Ross defended himself on Twitter, wrote: "Hmmm. Michael Lyons comments re Russell and I very interesting. And nothing like the view he expressed to me at the BBC at the time. He must have a very bad memory. Or none at all..."
Doherty held on guitar theft
Rocker Pete Doherty has been questioned by police over a break-in at a record shop during which a guitar and a record were stolen.
Police in Regensburg, Germany said a witness reported one of the three people involved was the 31-year-old Briton, in the city to work on a film.
The men told investigators they were on their way back from a bar crawl when one of the trio hit the window of the shop, which broke. Police say the men said they could not remember details because of how much they had drunk.
Kate Bush to revamp record
Reclusive former chart star Kate Bush is to make a rare return after revamping a number of her old songs.
The singer-songwriter (52) has re-recorded some parts of the tracks which were originally released upwards of 17 years ago. The Director's Cut album will be released on May 16. A single, a new version of Deeper Understanding which was first released in 1989, will come out in April.
fish go crazy'
Masses of sardines, anchovies, bass and mackerel surged close to shore on one beach in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, packed so tightly near the surface they looked like an oil slick from above.
Delighted fishermen rushed out in wooden boats, abandoning their rods and nets and simply scooping the fish up with buckets.
The fishermen attributed the phenomenon to the unusual currents unleashed by the Japanese tsunami.