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The beauty giant L'Oréal has provoked outrage on both sides of the Atlantic after allegedly whitewashing the face of the singer Beyoncé Knowles for an advertisement in the latest US edition of Elle magazine.

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Rushdie: how the fatwa made me a much nicer man

Author admits he nearly gave up writing during 10 years in isolation – but he emerged stronger and with a new zest for life

Amateur unearths pygmy dinosaur fossil

A pygmy dinosaur many times smaller than its giant relatives has been found by a fossil hunter searching a stone quarry in Germany. It is the first time scientists have found evidence of dwarfism in dinosaurs, which could have evolved in response to a shortage of food on the island where they lived 150 million years ago.

Phlegmatic Sandelin stays in the hunt despite late slip-ups

For Jarmo Sandelin, a 70 in the third round of the Quinn British Masters was a wasted opportunity. It could have been so much better, but his reaction to a little local difficulty at the last, a double-bogey, suggested the disappointment will not linger for the final round. "I couldn't win it today, could I?" asked the Swede. Assured this was the case, he said, "That's OK, then."

Women want it weekly?

Fiona McIntosh, editor-in-chief of new upmarket fashion magazine Grazia, believes so.

René Gruau

Artist whose posters epitomised a sophisticated France

1999: The year of Posh and Becks, a perfectly fitting (and often matching) tribute to the end of the 20th century

``I get frustrated when I go shopping and I don't buy anything. Actually, David does a lot of the shopping for me. He's got the most brilliant eye," Victoria Beckham confided. David's "brilliant eye" has, in the last year, picked out a Tiffany necklace costing pounds 13,000, and an engagement ring from Van Cleef and Arpels for pounds 40,000.

Media: Something about Sally

After a 10-year absence, Sally Brampton has been lured back to glossy magazines with the editorship of Red. But what are her plans for the title? Mary Braid reports

Wayne's world brings out the best of bizarre

THE FACES in the front row were blown up on a large video screen at the end of the catwalk before the Red or Dead show. Bitchy voiceovers - "Have you seen the Marie Claire team, I don't know how they dare go out in public." "Have you seen that girl from Elle, her bum is so big." - played over the public address system. Anyone labouring under the illusion that they were about to witness a high-fashion spectacle was about to be sorely disappointed.

This time it's a private party

What does Jerry Hall see in grizzled Paul Allen, her new beau? That precious quality - discretion, says JAMES SHERWOOD

THE DIARY: We're off to summer camp in Paris

When I was around 11 or 12, I guess, I had my first experience of couture. My mother would stitch me up shirts of blue and pink chequered tablecloth gingham. These were the closest I came to my ultimate desire at the time: a bona-fide Ben Sherman shirt as worn by the surly-looking boys on the covers of Richard Allen's trashy SuedeHead novels.

Not the Ideal Home Show

At last - an exhibition for people who are interested in design, not DIY. James Sherwood gets excited at the prospect of `Mode'
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