Celebrity sex scandals

This week, chat show star David Letterman shocked his audience when he revealed he had slept with female employees, and as a result had been blackmailed for 2 million dollars.

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Bandit Roads, By Richard Grant

Many of us may agree with Richard Grant in his lack of interest in "sports, celebrities, electronic gadgets, the chatter of the culture", but few would go for his chosen alternative of a spell in Mexico's drug-infested Sierra Madre range, described by one visitor as "a fucking Wild West... right on America's back doorstep".

Rich and famous targeted by thieves

Being constantly in the public eye makes celebrities an attractive target for burglars and muggers.

Martin Hickman: Mitshubishi - Selling bluefin will save it

Debate is swirling over the endangered bluefin. Nobu, the Japanese restaurant chain, has angered its celebrity customers by keeping it on the menu.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/11/the-life-brow-3.html" target="new">The Life Browser: On The Celeb Trail</a>

Not content to sit back and let Obama make history on his own; the ‘slebs are still on the campaign trail offering encouragement and endorsements galore.

The Carbon Trust

In "Spare me the lectures from celebs" (18 August), Tanya Gold said: "The Carbon Trust pointed out that Travolta's carbon footprint is 100 times that of the average Briton." In fact, we had used Carbon Trust figures for the "average Briton" but The Carbon Trust works with organisations to reduce emissions and develop commercial low-carbon technologies and does not comment on an individual's footprint.

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1966 and All That, By Craig Brown

End of history, or end of an error?

Rupert Cornwell: Our Man in Washington

Are there late nights ahead for our teetotal Texan who likes to be tucked up by 9pm?
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