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Amol Rajan: Piling on the pressure for modern men to look good

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Today from i: Celebrity Publishers

Known nationwide for herwriterly talents, Katie Price is launching her own magazine. Before ‘Katie: My Magazine’ hits the shelves on September 7, we take a look at some classier alternatives.

Today from i: Celebrity heroes

When Sir Richard Branson’s holiday palace on Necker Island was razed to the ground on Monday morning, Kate Winslet sprang into action to save the tycoon’s 90-year-oldmother, Eve. Sowhat better time to raise a glass to celebrity heroes?

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Caught & Social: Bloody celebs...

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Top Ten Celebrity Religious Conversions

In the world of celebrity culture, religion is the new black. Renounce worldly goods, wear a robe and take up chanting, and your celebrity star rating will soar. But the tricky bit is - which religion to choose? In today’s multi-faith society, there’s a bundle of religions to choose from, each with their pros and cons, and the choice can be tough. We take a look at ten famous figures who have felt the pressure of choice and made dramatic conversions from one faith to another.

Top 10 high profile celebrity sackings

In any job there are certain rules you just have to abide by, but some of these celebrity types think they can get away with murder - only to get shown the door.

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