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When you're hot … Nile Rodgers has every right to do this in the glow of his Daft Punk moment, namely to rake the coals of his august 1970s/1980s Chic "Organization" – less a disco group than a business model, more an aesthetic code than a production style.

A Dutch firm at the centre of the horse meat scandal has bought Debbie and Andrew Keeble’s brand

Debbie & Andrew cry foul as their posh sausages are sold to horsemeat scandal company ABP

Their names – and wellies – are  emblazoned across the front of  the packaging. But now the Yorkshire farming couple who launched one of Britain’s poshest sausage brands are urging shoppers not to be misled into thinking they still endorse the product – after it was bought by a firm at the centre of the horse-meat scandal.

Cecil Womack: Half of the husband-and-wife duo known for their soul hits of the 1980s

Cecil Womack: Half of the husband-and-wife duo known for their soul hits of the 1980s

Bobby Womack admitted he'd had an affair with Linda; the brothers did not speak for years

Screen Talk: A hot date for Hathaway

Actress and writer Mindy Kaling has secured Anne Hathaway to star in her romantic comedy The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, about a woman who opts to only date losers. Kaling, who co-wrote the script with Brent Forrester, will executive produce the project and may also co-star.

The facilities at The Sanctuary

A little bit of heaven

As London's famous Sanctuary Spa turns 35, Harriet Walker finds out that there's more to success than its best-selling products

Album: Various Artists: The Journey Is Long: The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project (Glitterhouse)

A follow-up to the earlier Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute album, We Are Only Riders, this likewise derives from rehearsal tapes discovered by Pierce's friend Cypress Grove.

Lovebox, Victoria Park, London

Its inner-city location may not suggest wellies, but numerous downpours over east London have left Victoria Park resembling something of a mudbath. It certainly makes Lovebox feel like more of a traditional festival, although the event – now in its eighth year – has been a summer fixture for a while now.

Blondie, Somerset House, London

The audience for tonight's gig includes many who were not even born when the New York band adopted their Blondie moniker in 1975, but everyone knows all of the words anyway.

The Joy Formidable, Koko, London

A musical myth was put forward at the start of this year – someone, somewhere proclaimed that guitar rock was dead. Clearly, whoever revved up that particular bandwagon had never heard Welsh trio The Joy Formidable play live.

Debbie Harry admits drug addiction

Debbie Harry was "absolutely" a drug addict for "a couple of years".

A Concert for Killing Cancer, HMV Apollo, London

Rock gods are better than all right

Story of the Song: Hanging on the Telephone, Blondie (1978)

Stuck on punk's West Coast outpost, The Nerves' fame barely made it out of California. The trio recorded a solitary, self-titled EP in 1976 before breaking up.

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