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She ‘twerked’, stripped on stage and repeatedly licked her lips, but Miley Cyrus’ VMA appearance is just one of the many outrageous moments to emerge from the show.

Girls with an Axl to grind

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ARTS: THE JULIAN SCHNI.ABEL EXPERIENCE

Julian Schnabel is making a movie about the New York art scene. It stars Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper and David Bowie. Oh, and Julian's Mom and Dad too

Look, boys, cut it out

Sonya is one of Britpop's superwomen. Not that she'd thank you for saying it. By Emma Forrest

A great pile of people

'You get your fair share of weirdos at any festival; they're the ones still dancing when the music has stopped. But this one was getting paid to be here'

Elastica are surprise darlings of the US rock caravan.

pop Lollapalooza, USA

pop reviews; Belly Astoria, London

"Danger: don't dance on the tables" warn iridescent signs on the balcony, and tonight everyone upstairs wishes they were downstairs. From the moment that Rhode Island pop-rockers Belly saunter on stage, the Astoria becomes a giant funfair: lights flash, helium balloons float ceilingwards, moshers take ride after ride on a sea of hands and the auditorium is one sweaty, bouncy castle. Belly give as good as they get. "Hello, all you cute little wankers," yells bassist Gayle Edwards by way of introduction, and we roar our greetings back.

Join the Death Club for a final bet

"CELEBRITIES always die in threes," warns detective Harry Callahan's sidekick in the film The Dead Pool. Clint Eastwood is investigating the suspicious death of a star who croaked on set, and prime suspect is the movie director, who's found to be taking bets on personalities likely to snuff it.

why me? amanda de cadenet

Remember that chiller killer movie Single White Female? It looks as if Amanda de Cadenet is living it in real life. Here she is at last week's "party of the year" thrown by Gianni Versace at his marble and gilt London emporium, looking as if she has morphed into Courtney Love.

Two widows, one heroine

Some rock wives have a post-baby breast job. Others wash hubby's underpants. By Justine Picardie

The Jools in BBC2's crown

Jools Holland's had a bit of a rough time lately. A monstrously green-eyed hack berated him for being a successful mediocrity, a British stereotype in the vein of Eddie the Eagle. Well, that's hardly fair. Jools is no Art Tatum, but as far as that boogie-woogie stuff goes, he's played with the best.

Wild Love

Wild Love

Growing up in a purple haze; Flower power may have wilted, but the movement's grown-up children are taking over the music business.

There was a time when almost all pop musicians had the same childhood. It went: working-class roots; disruptive at school; start smoking at 13; hear Elvis / Jerry Lee Lewis / Chuck Berry on the radio; form raucous R&B combo with friends in an effort to rebel against stifling establishment. In biographies of 1960s pop stars, the first 40 pages usually write themselves.

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Number One in heaven:Rock

Kurt Cobain killed himself a year ago next week. But Nirvana's singer still exerts a powerful influence on his peers. Nicholas Barber reports on a year in the afterlife

Number One in heaven

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