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Comedian 'overwhelmed' by response from public

Amy Jenkins: Goodbye to Celebrity Big Brother, but not good riddance

"Hell is other people," said Sartre, but this season of Celebrity Big Brother has tended to prove rather the opposite. Despite the fiery satanic imagery that framed the show, you couldn't really hope to meet a nicer bunch of people.

Terence Blacker: These reporters risking their lives deserve respect

As a headline, "Journalist murdered in Mexico" is unlikely to set the pulse racing. Even a subhead reading "Government and police not particularly interested" would have most of us wearily turning to the home page for the latest news from Celebrity Big Brother.

Bellamy's People, BBC 2<br/>Horizon: Pill Poppers, BBC 2

Paul Whitehouse returns to form with a gentle spoof of the celebrity road trip that's packed with glorious loons

Album: Ke$ha, Animal (RCA Columbia)

The ruthless stare she affects for the cover – part acid-tongued cheerleader, part Catherine Tate's not-bovvered Lauren - accurately signals Ke$ha's no-nonsense assault on celebrity.

Johann Hari: Why Stephanie Beacham is a model for us all

A woman's life doesn't have to end at 60 &ndash; as the star of Celebrity Big Brother is proving

Tim Lott: The culture of celebrity is far from dead &ndash; it's just growing up

While fame always fascinates, genuine talent is making a comeback at last

Vinnie Jones ridicules Alex Reid's Hollywood hopes

Tempers flared in the Celebrity Big Brother house after Lady Sovereign took a tin of corned beef from the contestants' meagre food rations.

Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova labelled 'an idiot'

Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova has been labelled an "idiot" by her housemates.

Basshunter 'too clingy' says Big Brother housemate Katia

Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova has said she dumped DJ Basshunter because he was "too clingy".

'Just flirting' Katia spends night with Big Brother housemate

Celebrity Big Brother contestants Katia Ivanova and Basshunter spent the night cuddled up in bed together.

Celebrity Big Brother housemate Katia Ivanova speaks of Ronnie Wood romance

Katia Ivanova has revealed how she was "madly in love" with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

6.2m watch Celebrity Big Brother launch show

Around 6.2 million viewers tuned in to watch contestants enter the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house last night, making it the biggest show of the day across the terrestrial channels, Channel 4 said.

Celebrity Big Brother: A house where nobody knows your name

The underlying theme for what Channel Four promise us will be their final Celebrity Big Brother had been supplied by Jean Paul Sartre – that famous suggestion from Huis Clos that "Hell is other people". Regular viewers of CBB's opening episodes will know that Sartre got it slightly wrong: for those desperate enough to enter this mausoleum of fame: "Hell is other people not having a clue who you are".

Vinnie Jones 'offered Big Brother cash deal'

Vinnie Jones is said to have been offered one million dollars to join his former football rival Paul Gascoigne in the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house.

Terence Blacker: Why satire no longer stings the powerful

It no longer hurts because the satirised are now part of the game
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Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

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Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

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As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

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Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

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Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

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First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

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