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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

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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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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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