ROBBIE WILLIAMS and Whitney Houston could make their respective comebacks with a series of concerts at The O2 arena early next year. AEG, the US entertainment giant that owns the 20,000-seat venue, has been searching for marquee names to fill some of the 23 dates in 2010 when Michael Jackson was due to perform. With both Williams, 35, and Houston, 45, releasing long-awaited new albums this year, AEG believes it has found two artists with the profile to sell out several gigs at the east London venue. The move would save millions for AEG, which has failed to book new shows for 20 nights this year, left open after Jacksons sudden death last month. Jackson was booked for a 50-date resi- dency at the venue, due to start earlier this month and last until March 2010. An AEG source said: Robbies album will be out soon and he is likely to be touring Europe next year. It will be perfect for him to start at The O2. Whitney Houston has been on The O2 arena wish-list for a while -- she has the voice and hits to sell the arena out several times over. Williamss new album Reality Killed The Video Star will be released in October. It will be his first album since the 2006 flop Rudebox, and follows two successful comeback tours and albums from his former band Take That. Houston was one of the biggest-selling artists in the late Eighties and early Nineties, before drug and alcohol addic- tions derailed her career. Her new album I Look To You will be released next month and will be her first since 2002. Both artists would per- form their greatest hits along with songs from their new albums. Spokesmen for the singers would not c o n f i r m t h e O 2 sh ow s, b u t i t i s believed they will take p l ac e i n Ja nu a r y, February and March. Others likely to perform at the venue next year include Eminem a n d B o n Jovi. AN ACTOR who starred in one of the countrys top musicals hanged himself after fearing he had lung cancer -- even though he was totally healthy. Lee Rhodes, 38, committed suicide on Hampstead Heath in May because he feared he was dying, St Pancras Coroners Court heard. However, the father-of- one, who once played the lead role in a touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit show Jesus Christ Superstar, did not have cancer, it emerged. Speaking on behalf of Mr Rhodess wife Irene, Ms Ima Castro said: Lees father-in-law died from lung cancer two weeks before Lee took his own life. I suppose that led Lee to think he had the same thing. Lee had this chest infection for three to four months and he was sure he had lung cancer. His father, Burt Rhodes, said: Lee was an absolutely lovely human being. Everybody who met him wanted to be his friend and loved him. There are now plans for a West End event in Mr Rhodess memory. Deputy assistant coroner Sean McGovern recorded a verdict of suicide. London Lite Thursday, 30 July 2009 17 Special family ticket for just 50 Treat your pride to a whole day of fun at Woburn Safari Park There , s so much to see and do including: To enjoy a full day of family fun, book online at Were just off the M1 at J13 (MK17 9QN for Sat Nav). Call us on 01525 290407 Offer valid from 20th July 2009 until 4th October 2009 excluding Bank Holidays. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Online tickets must be purchased before midnight on the day prior to your visit. Woburn Safari Park open Monday-Sunday from 10am. *Travelling in the same vehicle. Road Safari Foot Safari Monkey Business Talks, feeding times and demonstrations Australian Walkabout Land of the Lemurs Sea Lion Cave Swan Boats Mammoth Play Ark Rainbow Landing The Great Woburn Railway Saving 14Price admits 2 adultsand 2 children* Comeback at O2 for Robbie AND Whitney Musicalstarkillshimself overfearoflungcancer Must... book tickets for a boutique festy tonight! Perky sales for Wonderbra jar A CREAM to firm the breasts dubbed Wonderbra in a jar by celeb fans is selling fast after hitting the high street. Debenhams has doubled its order of 22.50 Boob Tube, reportedly used by actresses Sienna Miller and Jessica Alba. Police quiz three in fatal stabbing POLICE were questioning three suspects today after a man died in what may have been a drunken row. Anthony Fernandes, 46, was fatally stabbed in Croydon on Tuesday. Two men aged 25 and 43 and a boy of 16 have been arrested. THE weekends best boutique festival, Standon Calling, is in the grounds of a 16th- century manor an hour from London. Its just 89 for the weekend, or from 35 a day. Acts include Rumblestrips, above, VV Brown, plus Rockaoke, Gay Bingo, art, drama and comedy. by FELIX ALLEN Star draw: The O2 and Houston Entertain you: Williams may cover some of the dates booked for Jacko index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html