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The Life Browser: Wands at the ready

The international trailer for next year's Harry Potter film, 'The Half-Blood Prince', has been premiered online at FirstShowing.net. The exclusive clip contains brand-new footage from the sixth film in the Potter parade. tinyurl.com/6hoeuz

The Life Browser: Your vote matters

Nobody could suggest that Barack Obama supporters aren't web-savvy – their latest online hit is a clip that imagines a world where John McCain (pictured) wins by a single vote. The clip can be customised and forwarded to a potential non-voter. See tinyurl.com/6el9o3

The Life Browser: On the Web today

Beyond the Palin?

When Tina Fey played Sarah Palin on 'Saturday Night Live', the video become NBC.com's most watched viral. Now Fey has reprised that role in a skit based on last week's vice-presidential debate. ( www.huffing tonpost.com /2008/10/ 04/tina-fey-as-sarah-palin-i_n_ 131964.html )

The Life Browser: On the Web today

Since partying with Princes William and Harry last year, Kanye West's royal influence can't be ignored. Now, he's demanding a knighthood for fashion designer Christopher Kane on his blog. Could a Kanye-inspired honour be on the cards? ( tinyurl.com/3kbocj )

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Texan model/designer Erin Wasson discusses her clothing range on the YouTube channel of New York magazine 'Nylon'. Wasson says, "The people with the best style for me are the people who are the poorest. Like when I go down to Venice Beach and I see the homeless, I'm like, oh my God, they're pulling out crazy looks, they like, pull shit out of garbage cans." Awesome.

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