Arts and Entertainment Matthew Wright and Joey Essex during the Bushtucker Trial

Chat show host Matthew Wright ended up empty-handed despite forcing down a five-course meal of jungle critters and exotic animals in tonight's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!.

Oh Mr Mandelson, will they ever love you?

Labour's rank-and-file members yesterday humbled Peter Mandelson, one of the Prime Minister's closest advisers. Anthony Bevins and Fran Abrams report on a vote that kept the Minister without Portfolio off the party's ruling executive. committee.

Beauty queens in ugly bust-up

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Child beauty queen may have been murdered in sado-masochist ritual

A child murder case that has gripped America for eight months took a new turn yesterday with belated publication of the post-mortem report.

Update on ... beauty

A survey of recent developments in a topic of general interest.

THE WOMEN WHO GAVE ESSEX A MISS

Eighteen women all after the title of Miss Essex '97. An exploitative feast of flesh? No, say the organisers, just good old-fashioned fun. Ros Wynne-Jones charts the beauty pageant's revival

Viva Morrissey

NHS black-rimmed specs, quiffs, gladioli... Bunty Clynch knew it was serious when she joined the ICA's `I Dream of Morrissey' convention

The Leenane three

Mic Moroney discovers Martin McDonagh's trilogy of treasures

Child beauty queen murder mystery grows

The investigation into the Christmas murder of JonBenet Ramsey, the six-year-old beauty queen, reaches its sixth month this week, but while the American people are as convinced her wealthy parents did it as they are that O J Simpson killed his wife, the mystery appears unlikely ever to be solved.

Well, hello girls!

Pouting beauties, bikini line-up, vital statistics. Sexist? Hardly. This is Miss Lesbian Beauty 1997. Frances Williams reports

Small-scale buying

Collect to invest: Portrait miniatures are enjoying a revival, writes John Windsor, but only sweet faces fetch good prices

Letter: A complaint taken to the top?

We were disappointed to see you repeat the sensationalist allegations of a former US beauty queen against the Sultan of Brunei ("So who's telling lies...", 11 May). The article makes it clear that Shannon Marketic has never met the Sultan or his brother, Prince Jefri. On what basis then do you refer to His Majesty as "the swinging Sultan"?

So who's telling lies: the swinging Sultan or the `white slave' beauty?

Tim Cornwell in Los Angeles on the girls-for-hire allegations that have hit the world's richest man

Interview: Venus surprising

Kim Novak talks to John Lyttle

Media in tizz over whether politics or showbiz leads

It was, to use NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw's memorable phrase on one of US television's crazier nights, "a bifurcation of America's attention span". Or in less tangled language, how on earth do the networks cope with two simultaneous mega-stories, President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address and the OJ Simpson civil verdict?
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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