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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? ( )

Opera action

Opera-lovers can now visit the Royal Opera House's website to hear their favourite aria. First up is Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' in 10 video chapters and free. ( www. uk/don gio vanni )

Hide and seek

Online stalking has been dealt a crippling blow with news that one social networking site emails its users every time somebody googles them. reveals full details of the search, including user location and the exact terms used ( )

Pulling the plug

For years, celebrities have been whizzing off to Japan to film lucrative but highly embarrassing commercials unnoticed by Western eyes. Well, sorry, A-listers, but thanks to – a website that compiles the bizarre ads – your badly dubbed glory is now accessible to all ( )