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Charlie Sheen planning Two and a Half Men funeral party

Charlie Sheen is throwing a party to watch his own funeral on 'Two and a Half Men'.

How music video thrilled in ways that radio never could

As MTV celebrates its 30th birthday, Hardeep Phull looks back on the scandals and successes of a pioneer in pop television

Ashton Kutcher's Two and a Half Men character revealed

Ashton Kutcher will play broken hearted internet billionaire Walden Schmidt on 'Two and a Half Men'.

Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men funeral

The 'Two and a Half Men' season premiere will feature Charlie Harper's funeral.

The Business On: Brian Chesky, Founder and chief executive, Airbnb

Airbnb? Silly name, so it must be a dot.com, right?

It's carmageddon! Hollywood braces for the ultimate gridlock

In Manila they have typhoons and in Japan it's been devastating earthquakes.

DVD: No Strings Attached (15)

Precisely what induced two of Hollywood's brightest stars, Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, to appear in this hackneyed romantic comedy isn't clear.

Kabbalah charities under investigation for 'tax evasion'

Love Me, Love my Face

The Last Airbender and Sex and the City 2 'win' at Razzies worst film awards

Action flick "The Last Airbender" and comedy "Sex and the City 2" earned the wrath of Razzie voters on Saturday in the annual Oscar spoof that spotlights Hollywood's worst performances.

No Strings Attached (15)

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher

Thompson raps 'predatory' stars

Last month Emma Thompson lambasted teenagers for their lazy syntax. Her next target: "Cougars". She has denounced unspecified Hollywood actresses in relationships with younger men as "predatory".

DVD: Killers (12)

Katherine Heigl clearly has no intention of giving us all a break from these mirthless comedy capers.

World's oldest Twitter user, and friend of the stars, dies aged 104

Messages were still appearing yesterday on the Twitter feed of IvyBean104 – but only to relay the news that the woman reputed to be the world's oldest twitterer had died.

My Secret Life: Julia Bradbury, television presenter, 39

My parents were ... loving, warm, sincere and passionate. My mum used to be a clothes designer and entrepreneur and my dad worked in the steel and engineering industry as a marketing director.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links