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Jagger detained in Japan for past drug record

Mick Jagger was refused entry into Japan on Sunday because of a past drug record, immigration officials said.

Jagger, lead vocalist for the Rolling Stones, was confined to a hotel at Tokyo's Narita airport Sunday night so he could appeal the immigration decision today.

Jagger, 48, was allowed to enter Japan for solo performances in March 1988 and for concerts with the Rolling Stones in February 1990 after the immigration office consulted with the Foreign Ministry, Kyodo News Service reported.

Jagger and his then-girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, were arrested at their London home on May 28, 1969, and charged with possession of marijuana.

Goldberg denies report: Actress Whoopi Goldberg, an outspoken critic of apartheid, has denied reports that she bought property in South Africa, a Johannesburg newspaper reported Sunday.

Last month, Goldberg finished filming in South Africa for Sarafina, an anti-apartheid movie set in the black township of Soweto during the 1976 student uprising.