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Ms D'Auriol had stayed overnight at the clinic after undergoing plastic surgery

Did Tweeting kill surgeon to the stars?

Guy Adams reports on the bizarre crash that claimed the life of Frank Ryan

Driven to distraction in California

The wild and wacky sights along the Californian coast are best seen from behind the wheel of a convertible Mustang, says Mark C O'Flaherty

Dylan Jones: I put the pedal to the metal and nearly totalled my Bentley on my way back to Beverly Hills

Downtown Los Angeles is not known for much. I stayed at the old Biltmore Hotel there more than 20 years ago and it felt as though I was in a different city, a different state completely. On my first night in LA, I'd taken some friends to dinner in Hollywood and then cockily started driving back downtown, thinking it would take me 10 minutes.

Hollywood says farewell to its first black sex symbol

Lena Horne, the jazz singer who became the first black actress to sign a long-term contract with a major film studio, but whose very public opposition to racial segregation slowed her rise to Hollywood superstardom, has died. She was 92.

Independent wins at animal 'Oscars'

The Independent's coverage of the cruelty of factory farming and threats to wildlife has won the international print award at the animal "Oscars" in Hollywood.

Miss California disowned over anti-gay marriage stance

The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and said she represented the city in the pageant.

Making of the fast and the famous

You’d be brave, or mad, to try and remake a movie great like The Great Escape. Likewise, trying to remake the most cultish of cult car movies, Rendezvous, made nearly 25 years ago when Claude Lelouche shot a high speed dash across Paris at dawn, would be petrolhead and cinematic suicide. ‘The Run’, shot by a Hollywood film crew and stunt drivers, using Nissan 350Z’s on closed Prague roads, showed how big bucks do not create a better sequel.

Pandora: Plymouth, the new Beverly Hills?

First the Jacksons, and now their most famous hanger-on: Devon, it seems, has earned itself another high-profile admirer.

Ashley Jensen: 'Ricky and Extras changed my life'

A Ricky Gervais sitcom made Ashley Jensen a star and helped her land a role in 'Ugly Betty'. In her first interview since becoming a mother, she talks Hollywood, Botox, and her new comedy with Rosamund Witcher

Jackson doctor 'to face manslaughter charge'

Michael Jackson's personal physician will be charged with manslaughter within the next two weeks, it was reported today.

Jackson death 'being treated as murder'

Police trying to establish what killed Michael Jackson have significantly ramped up their investigation and now see his death as a possible murder, it was claimed yesterday.

24-Hour Room Service: SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, US

It's no surprise that the wild and whimsical Phillippe Starck is behind the design of Beverly Hills' newest tourist address. The SLS opened late last year, a complete refurbishment of a former Méridien hotel which could not seem further from its corporate past. I find a towering model of a horse with a lampshade on its head in the foyer and, hanging outside the lifts, digital "oil portraits" of 18th-century gents that morph into monkeys.

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin