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Nanci Griffith, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

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Guy Adams: Careful with those reality TV hopefuls

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Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle was mobbed as she headed to Los Angeles to make her US debut for a high-profile TV appearance.

Christina Patterson: What Americans want is not what they need

It had to happen. Barack Obama has been ousted by Susan Boyle. Let me say that again. The President of the world's only hyperpower has been pushed from the TV schedules by a plump Scottish spinster with quite a nice voice.

Bigger than Barack: Boyle forces President to move speech

TV network prioritised reality show over White House news conference

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Tim Walker: These stories are disseminated on the web then thrust into the mainstream where they soon die

My Life In Travel: Piers Morgan

'I've learnt to go light on clothes and heavy on technology'

Sharon calls it a day as 'X Factor' judge

And she can't resist a few barbed comments as she goes

Matthew Norman: Gordon must marry Lily (or possibly Keira)

At the risk of seeming impertinent, intrusive and plain offensive, I have some kindly-meant advice for Gordon Brown. There is a way he can save himself after all, but it isn't by waving like an imbecile on America's Got Talent, spending quality time on the GMTV sofa, or any of the other image-softening stunts the wise Nestors of Downing Street may recommend.

My Life in Media: Piers Morgan

'Have you any idea of how salty the caviar is in first-class these days? How much Puligny-Montrachet you have to drink to soothe the palate? It's disgraceful'
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