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The hyper-sexualised clips have been deemed inappropriate to air before 10pm

Britney Spears can't wait to tour

Britney Spears can't wait to start touring again because she has missed life on the road.

Album: Britney Spears, Femme Fatale (Jive)

The madder she gets, the more interesting she gets. That ought to be how it works.

Star Island, By Carl Hiaasen

There's double trouble in the sunshine state

Britney Spears would consider surgery

Britney Spears would consider "pull and tuck" surgery.

The cellist who wants to shake up London with a classical mystery tour

The South Bank Centre's new artist-in-residence aims to fill every corner of the venue with new music, he tells Jessica Duchen

First Night: Glee, E4

New faces join class of 2011 – but the plot needs homework

Glee: The show stepping in the wrong direction

Hit US comedy drama Glee returns to British TV next month, but one-time fan Sarah Hughes sees few reasons to be cheerful

Robyn: 'I just want to be normal'

She spent her childhood travelling with her parents' avant-garde theatre troupe, and her teen years as a pop puppet – so is it any wonder that Sweden's most idiosyncratic pop star craves simplicity? Hugh Montgomery talks to Robyn about TV talent shows, youth gangs and Lady Gaga

The Runaways: Great band, but the story's out of control

A film about my heroines, all-girl rock group the Runaways, doesn't tell the whole truth, says 16-year-old Elsa Vulliamy

The Bedwetter, By Sarah Silverman

Confronting taboos has been Sarah Silverman's stock-in-trade for the past 15 years. Through her stand-up routines, television shows and film appearances, the US comic has tackled subjects such as Aids, the Holocaust, rape and race with eye-watering directness. Expertly phrased, politically incorrect one-liners such as "I was raped by a doctor. Which, for a Jewish girl, is so bittersweet," are delivered with a Pollyanna-ish smile, and have frequently landed her in hot water.

Ruck and Maul: Women stoop to conquer as popularity grows before Olympic debut

Their haka may be amazingly graceful but New Zealand's Black Ferns are posing an unmistakeable threat to England's hopes of winning today's Women's World Cup final in London. Inspired by the hot-stepping Carla Hohepa on the wing, the champions of the last three tournaments looked unstoppable in Thursday's 45-7 defeat of France in the semi-final. England, winners in 1994, brushed Australia aside 15-0 in the last four and after drawing crowds of 3,000 to pool matches at the University of Surrey, they are hoping for plenty of support at the 14,000-capacity Twickenham Stoop. Seven of the tournament's 11 referees are women, and the final will be handled by Australia's Sarah Corrigan. Mindful that both sexes will play Sevens when rugby rejoins the Olympics in 2016, the International Rugby Board are enthusiastic. It was different in 1991 when a rather ad hoc first Women's World Cup made a loss of £15,000 and organisers were thankful to the Rugby Football Union and their secretary, "Cuddly" Dudley Wood, for making up most of the shortfall.

Lady Gaga to steal Britney Spears' Twitter crown

In a symbolic exchanging of the pop princess crown, Lady Gaga will soon become the world's top Twitter user by overtaking current champ Britney Spears' number of followers.

The feral beast: Damazer's metropolitan sign-off

Radio 4 has been accused of pandering too much to the metropolitan middle classes, so how is the station's outgoing controller Mark Damazer marking his departure?

Perfumes: The A-Z Guide By Luca Turin & Tania

So pungent are the odours which waft from these pages that one almost expects to find a hidden capsule of perfume smuggled inside, but credit is instead due to the authors' evocative and vivid writing style, convincing us that perfume isn't a science but an art. Never again will you be able to walk past a perfume counter with quite the same nonchalance.

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James Morrison's new tune "You Give me Something", Kings of Leon's new album 'Aha Shake Heartbreak', Jazmine Sullivan's album 'Fearless', and Jay-Z's song "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia Keys.

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