SIMPLE MINDS singer Jim Kerr has launched a $5.9 million (GBP3.5 million) law suit against mobile giant VODAFONE - accusing them of breaking a lucrative deal with him.

According to court papers, Kerr, 44, was commissioned to rework his classic track DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME for a new advertising campaign.

However, following a two-week stint on the project, Kerr - who used to be married to British actress PATSY KENSIT - was told his services were no longer required as the Italian-based company had decided to use Dido track WHITE FLAG instead.

26/01/2004 13:41