US voters reckon that when it comes to protecting their country from UFOs and martians, Obama is their man. But how does he compare to his on-screen counterparts?
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Controller tells Ian Burrell why 12m listeners can't be wrong
Gay rights campaigners urge viewers to boycott licence fee in protest
It's been a bit of a surreal week in radio. There was waking up with Ian Hislop instead of Today on last Friday's strike-hit Radio 4. This was a whole lot more stimulating than the birdwatching programme that followed. Why replace Today with birdwatching? It seems unlikely that an audience accustomed to fast-moving current affairs would want breakfast-time birdlife. But along with the Living Cheap documentary, which gave tips on coping with smaller salaries, there was obviously some subliminal management message going on with these replacements. What you discover with short strikes is that listeners actually like a bit of change. Birdwatching makes people feel grounded and filled with inner peace. Losing the Today programme for just one day reminds them they aren't slaves to routine. Cue numerous commentators boasting either that they hadn't noticed the strike or they preferred the birds.
The week in culture
Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles hit out at his BBC bosses today in an extraordinary rant on his breakfast show, accusing them of "a huge lack of respect" and revealing he had not been paid since July.
Radio 1's presenter tells Rachel Shields he has his eye on higher things – and Edinburgh
Radio insinuates itself into our lives as we live them. We don’t have to make an appointment to watch it; it comes with us while we do other things
Players refuse to appear in video designed to combat prejudice
Hugh Laurie, a megastar in America now he sports a white coat and a limp, is not the only surprising male heartthrob
Chris Evans laid down the gauntlet to soon-to-be breakfast show rival Chris Moyles today, hinting it may be time for him to leave Radio 1.
Powers-that-be will cut applicants to 12...then all England must do is win 2018 bid.