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    Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:20:47

    Blunt Bashes Burglar - UK singer-songwriter uses award as weapon to fend off thief.

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    Don't let the sensitive falsetto fool you -- "You're Beautiful" singer James Blunt is one bad dude. Just ask the guy who broke into Blunt's hotel room in Cannes, France last week.

    Blunt was in bed asleep after a busy day accepting the award for Best Newcomer at France's NRJ Radio Awards, when he was awakened by an intruder. "It was pitch black in the room so I couldn't really seen anything," James reports. "I was looking for a phone to ring downstairs, or for an emergency button to push, but the only thing I could find was my NRJ award. It's a big solid lump, so I picked it up and whacked him."

    The intruder then "threw himself off the balcony" and fled, according to Blunt.

    No word yet on whether the police have any leads as to the would-be thief's identity, but if we were them, we'd be interviewing Daniel Powter and Akon, who lost out to the soldier-turned-balladeer.

    Blunt is up for another five trophies in February at London's Brit Awards. "It would be good to win a Brit award," Blunt dryly observed. "You never know when it may come in handy to use on burglars."

    -- The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.30.06



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