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Aspiring singer Rodrigo Ruiz alleges that the 44-year-old star promised to help him further his music career if he sent her naked photos of himself with his demo CDs

Sugarland, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Scotland and Ireland already love country, welcoming back music whose Appalachian heartland has Gaelic roots. Sugarland's rare expedition from the US may yet act as a beachhead to unconquered England. Irrepressible, irresistible singer Jennifer Nettles is their front-line weapon. Songs which at their best touch on suburban, everyday longings add substance.

Comic Relief tops singles charts

"Islands in the Stream," a Comic Relief reworking of the 1980s Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers hit, went straight in at number one on the singles charts yesterday.

Album: Taylor Swift, Fearless, (Big Machine)

Taylor Swift, a lion-haired, God-thanking teenager from Pennsylvania, is currently the hottest thing in the US since sliced Obama, and Universal is shifting as many copies of Fearless as possible before she does a Britney.

Last forecast for GMTV weather girl

Weather presenter Andrea McLean has bowed out of GMTV after more than a decade on the show.

The Secret Life of Bees (12A)

This ghastly ode to female companionship apparently derives from a bestselling novel, but it feels more like something stitched together from other sorority movies – How To Make Travelling Pants With The Ya-Ya Sisterhood at the Whistlestop Café, with PC knobs on. Dakota Fanning, the human meerkat, plays a teenage runaway who finds love, hugs and honeybees at the home of Queen Latifah, at her most bee-atific. Honestly, I would rather watch Michael Caine in The Swarm.

Guy Adams: Cowell is an export who shames Britain

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Idol reject kills herself outside judge's home

A woman who killed herself near American Idol judge Paula Abdul's home was a would-be contestant who was savaged during her audition, it emerged today.

Mormon stars face backlash after gay marriage ban

Gladys Knight and Donny Osmond under fire after church lobbies for California's 'despicable' new law

Hudson makes internet appeal to help find missing nephew

Jennifer Hudson, the singer and Oscar-winning actress, appealed to the public yesterday to help find her seven-year-old nephew who has been missing since her mother and brother were shot dead in Chicago on Friday.

Jennifer Hudson's nephew missing after double killing

Brother-in-law of Oscar winner in custody after her mother and brother found dead at Chicago home

Mother of ‘Dreamgirls’ actress found murdered

The mother and brother of the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found murdered at their home in Chicago yesterday.

You write the reviews: Laura Critchley, Bush Hall, London

A Scouse Carrie Underwood or the love child of Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks? Laura Critchley looks as though she should be starring in a high-budget US TV series: lots of glossy blonde hair, huge doe eyes and long legs in skintight, low-slung jeans. Yet a small club in west London was the venue of choice for the Liverpudlian's first headline gig, and the sound of the evening was a hybrid of country, rock and pop that would be equally at home in a Nashville bar or at Wembley Stadium supporting Aerosmith.

Kimya Dawson, Union Chapel, London

Even the Juno effect can't help

US report warns of worsening Iraq violence

The prospect of an early US withdrawal from Iraq has receded further after an intelligence assessment warned that a pull-out by coalition forces would only lead to a further surge in sectarian violence.

Scotland 1 France 0: Caldwell eclipses Henry's sun kings

Celtic midfielder's blazing finish kicks off the celebrations as Scotland dream again
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