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

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Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset".

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Miike Snow is not a man. Miike Snow is, in fact, two men: the band alias of Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, whose CD sleeves are annoyingly damage-prone cut-outs of the mythical jackalope.

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How is Britney like Joan of Arc? A classics scholar takes aim at celebrity culture through the ages

Edinburgh prefers blondes

Denise Van Outen is a highlight on the Fringe this summer with 'Blondes', a joyfully camp cabaret show that celebrates the joys of being platinum

DJ Tiesto, Victoria Park, London

DJ Tiesto's brand name and face are plastered either side of the stage. You may also see him modelling underwear on giant Times Square billboards, and advertising expensive watches. The Dutchman is the epitome of the modern international superstar DJ. He broke house music into the US mainstream, remixed Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, and DJed as athletes paraded at the Athens Olympics. Tonight's four-hour set in front of 20,000 people in the East End's open air is a mere aperitif compared to the six hours of his current Ibiza residency. He is the biggest DJ in the world. But, for all the mega-pixel video screens, the scale and success, at the end I'm left wondering: is that all there is?

Lily Allen, Somerset House, London

We're smiling in the rain with Lily

Britney Spears, 02, London

Her troubles have been well documented but the pop princess is back, and she's cracking the whip

Britney Spears, O2 Arena, London

Queen of the ring needs new tricks

Pop Tart: The devil wears lipstick

Make-up artist Julianne Kaye has penned a roman à clef about her A-list career. Should her ex-clients be worried? Guy Adams reports

Britney Spears to host raunchy O2 Arena after-parties

Britney Spears plans to host raunchy after-parties following her gigs at London's O2 Arena.

Album: Eminem, Relapse, (Aftermath)

He's back! But does the real Slim Shady still stand up?

'Former manager' ordered to stay away from Britney Spears

A judge yesterday ordered Britney Spears' former self-styled manager Sam Lutfi to stay away from the pop star for three years, after the singer's father accused Lutfi of trying to undermine the conservatorship Spears lives under. 

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