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Robbie Williams and dozens of other pop stars have been left £700,000 out of pocket after money went missing from the firm which pays their royalties, it emerged yesterday.

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What a waster: out of prison, back on drugs and breaking up Britain's best young band

In times when aspiring pop stars figure that the worst that can happen to them is a mauling from Simon Cowell, Pete Doherty of the Libertines is an example of what can happen when a rock 'n' roll musician really goes off the rails.

Madonna finds a new package for old themes

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Madonna rallies sheep to defence of her estate

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Madonna's record label sues Warner for $200m

Madonna's record label launched a $200m (£110m) breach of contract lawsuit against Warner Music yesterday marking an end to the 12-year-old joint venture between the two firms.

The shock of the old

We've got used to the idea that the half-life of daring is very short - and particularly so when it comes to images of nudity.

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Zero 7: Zero hour for chill-out

The Mercury-winning electronica duo Zero 7 are back with a more lyrical, less grandiose new album. Chris Mugan meets them

Fame culture 'harms pupils'

Teenagers' dreams of becoming pop stars or sporting champions are hampering attempts to get them to appreciate the value of a good education, an education minister said yesterday.

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