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David Hasselhoff

Diary: Hoff makes it to the House

The PM's new pal David Hasselhoff is, surreally, the subject of an Early Day Motion, tabled on Tuesday by David Morris, MP for Morecambe – and reportedly a friend of the Hoff's since the 1980s.

Ashes Diary: Hoff protests a little too much

Who would you least expect to see at an Ashes Test match? Diego Maradona? Nicolas Sarkozy? Garfield the cat? Or how about Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff, who was in attendance at the SCG on day two, smashing a couple of gentle lobs from Shane Warne and wandering around the ground at tea in a T-shirt that said "Don't hassle the Hoff". Little bit of advice, David: if you don't want to be hassled, best not appear in front of 40,000 people in a promotional capacity.

DVD: Alison Krauss, A Hundred Miles or More, (Decca/Rounder)

An hour "in the studio" with the purest musician in America, watching her do songs from her last, elegant but over-finessed album. For a woman who places so much emphasis on naturalness and authenticity, she must really like her make-up artist, who appears to have done the job with a spatula and blowtorch.