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While rarely out of the headlines, whether as himself or his female alter-ego, Perry's latest exhibition struggles to match those mass-media excursions

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Bright lights, big city: Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles by dusk
As the Californian drought continues, Rhys Griffiths examines an early, and unlikely, environmentalist
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Sean Connery (left) and Honor Blackman before filming of the third Bond movie Goldfinger as James Bond and Pussy Galore

Bond Girl will return in Anthony Horowitz's Trigger Mortis
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One of Kingston Road's residents, Maxwell, is trying to move on in life after several spells in prison for dealing drugs

The trend for poverty porn continues
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The actor tells Gerard Gilbert how he got his range
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Luke Bracey stars as FBI agent Johnny Utah in the Point Break remake

As fans of the original wonder why this is happening

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Telepathic: Daryl Hannah's Angel stars in a story that takes in Nairobi, Seoul and more

The Wachowskis talk global drama and playing fair with the audience

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Richard Prince's New Portraits exhibition

Artist Richard Prince's latest exhibition has made hundreds of thousands of dollars but the photographers whose images he took will receive nothing

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Polina Gagarina performing

From Australia's random entry to Russia being booed

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Will Young promoting his new album 85% Proof

Will Young on why he's forgiven Simon Cowell

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The pair in their heyday in 1967

Discord has haunted the pair since their acrimonious break up in 1970
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Cate Blanchett stars in Carol as a woman who realises she has lesbian desires

Everywhere you went there were talks organised to promote female directors but they were still under represented
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When I was supporting Ray La Montagne I was six months pregnant. He had been touring for a year and he was exhausted and full of the cold. I was feeling motherly, so I would leave presents for him and his band: Tunnock's Tea Cakes, cold remedies and proper tea. Ray seemed painfully shy. He hardly spoke, hardly looked at you in the face. I felt like a dick speaking to him, but said "hi" every day. </p>
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He was being courted by the same record company who had signed me and subsequently let me go, and I wanted him to know that there were people around who didn't want anything from him. At the Shepherds Bush Empire in London, on the last night of the tour, Ray stopped in his set to thank me for doing the support. He said I was a really good songwriter and people should buy my stuff. I was taken aback and felt emotionally overwhelmed. Later that year, just before I had my boy Louis, I was l asleep in bed with Radio 4 on when Louis moved around in my belly and woke me up. Ray was doing a session on the World Service. </p>
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I really believe that Louis recognised the music from the tour, and when I gave birth to him at home I played Ray's record as something that he would recognise to come into the world with. </p>

The American author's tragic life inspired hundreds of artists but Williams doesn't see it that way on her new album

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Photographer Lawrence Watson exclusively reveals the stories behind his key shots from a new book documenting Paul Weller’s solo career

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Best Coast talk everything from new album to trying to be Liam Gallagher

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Eloise Hymas, George Hill, Rachel Louisa Maybank, Stephen Wight (seated) as Lee, Jordan Kennedy, Amber Doyle and Sophie Apollonia in McQueen
3star It's a one-night fairytale for the fashion designer
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Disgraced Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson

'Leaving Top Gear was sad, but it was my own silly fault'

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Cate Blanchett and director Todd Haynes turn to help Rooney Mara upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at the Cannes Film Festival, 17 May 2015

Women in flats were reportedly asked to leave the red carpet at the premiere of LGBT film Carol
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Amy Winehouse celebrates her birthday in Amy, from the makers of Senna

The film has received five star reviews across the board
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As the US talk show host retires, we look back on the artists who have made their name on his show
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Xavier Picard's film is faithful to the original cartoons in look and deadpan humour

Tove Jansson's creations hit the big screen this week. Their journey from comic strips to cinemas is the opposite of a Disney-fied fairytale

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Cate Blanchett stars in Carol as a woman who realises she has lesbian desires
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Performers drink tea at the Glastonbury festival in 2010

GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride

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Jesuthasan Antonythasan as Dheepan

FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head

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Måns Zelmerlöw performing

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Graham Norton was back in the commentating seat for Eurovision 2015

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Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May on stage

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The light stuff: Britt Robertson and George Clooney in ‘Tomorrowland: a World Beyond’
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Reawakening: can Jon Hamm’s Don Draper find enlightenment in the final ‘Mad Men’?
tv reviewNot quite, but it's an enlightening finale for Don Draper spoiler alert
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Breakfast Show’s Nick Grimshaw

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'Youth' cast members Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, and Michael Caine pose for photographers at Cannes Film Festival
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Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward and Robin in the 1960s Batman TV show

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I am flute: Azeem Ward and his now-famous instrument
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A glass act: Dr Chris van Tulleken (left) and twin Xand get set for their drinking challenge
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MIA perform at Lovebox 2014 in London Fields, Hackney

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Finnish punk band PKN hope to enter Eurovision 2015 and raise awareness for Down's Syndrome

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William Shakespeare on the cover of John Gerard's The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes

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Game of Thrones review
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Grayson Perry dedicates his Essex home to Julie

Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treat

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A scene from the original Swedish version of the sci-fi TV drama ‘Real Humans’
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