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The prototype allowed users to compare their size with that of famous faces  such as Cheryl Cole, Kate Middleton and Adele

Roberto Cavalli not worried about competitors

Roberto Cavalli insists he isn't in competition with other designers.

Album: Beyonce, I Am... World Tour (Columbia)

Even though the CD part of this DVD/CD package is surely intended only as an adjunct to the full multi-media visual extravaganza, it's baffling why it exists at all, as it's one of the most unsatisfying, incoherent entertainment experiences I've had in some while.

Observations: Moving out of the ‘sister’ hood

The days of Elle Fanning being mistaken for older sister Dakota are coming to an end. She recently got the chance to stepout of Dakota’s sizeable movie star shadow at the Venice Film Festival, where Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, in which she co-starswith Stephen Dorff, won the Golden Lion. Meeting at LA’s Sunset Tower hotel, Elle is easy going, giggly, ethereal, a self described“girly girl” who loves Beyoncé, ballet, vintage clothing and Marilyn Monroe.

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Kelly Rowland - In control of her own destiny

No longer in the shadow of her former bandmate Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland is finding her solo voice in dance music. Matilda Egere-Cooper meets her

Double chart success for Gaga

The pop star Lady Gaga enjoyed a double chart success yesterday as both her latest album and single rose to the number one spots.

Beyonce Knowles has 'sexiest body', say women

Singer Beyonce is the celebrity with the best body in the eyes of British women, but males prefer Hollywood actress Megan Fox, a new survey has found.

Alex Horne - How to invent a word

How hard can it be to break into the dictionary? Comedian Alex Horne recounts his long journey to linguistic immortality

Beyoncé: Born to be a star

She's pop's biggest diva and a potent symbol of Obama-era America. Where might she take her dazzling talent next?

Rhythm and blues singer Etta James hospitalised

Etta James' manager says the R&B singer is recovering from sepsis and remains hospitalised in Southern California.

Tom Sutcliffe: Time to have confidence in the future

The great aphorist Ambrose Bierce defined an aphorism as "pre-digested wisdom" in his Devil's Dictionary – a blankly unaphoristic definition which contains more than a hint of self-criticism. He was right to be suspicious, with the memorability and neatness of aphorisms so often seducing us into forgetting everything that contradicts them. But sometimes you encounter an aphoristic phrasing of an idea that requires you to do all the digesting, so neatly does it encapsulate a much larger thought.

Album: Alicia Keys, The Element of Freedom, (Sony)

A top talent caught between Roberta and the ringtone

Beyonce, Echo Arena, Liverpool<br/>
The Flaming Lips, Troxy, London

It's professional and all a bit plastic, but Beyonce still glisters in her bustle

Hit & Run: When divas join forces

Not since Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson teamed up for "I Know Him So Well" has the diva community been so excited. The news that Beyoncé and Lady Gaga are teaming up on a secret project will no doubt have their respective fans squirming in their chairs – with anticipation, that is, not because their bodysuits are chafing. Beyoncé, credited with one of the catchiest songs and most-copied dance routines of the past year with her hit "Single Ladies", has a repertoire that extends across soul, gospel, R'n'B and disco, not to mention crunk. Gaga, meanwhile, has a great wardrobe team and a vocoder.

Malaysia bans Sacha Baron Cohen's movie Bruno over gay scenes

Malaysia's film censors have banned Sacha Baron Cohen's box office hit Bruno because it highlights gay life and has gay sex scenes.

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth