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Scooter Braun (pictured left), the man credited with discovering the 19-year-old, says that Bieber gets “so angry” about the negative publicity

The dangers of provocation

Women should use their sexual power responsibly instead of trying to have it both ways

Media: New Lad takes on the New World

As laddism wanes in the UK, its magazines are storming the US - but with a wary eye on the nipple count.

James Brown, the guru of laddism, leaves `GQ' after a lapse of taste and sales

JAMES BROWN, the creator of Loaded, instigator of laddism, award- winning editor and the man who revolutionised men's magazines, has parted company with GQ after a serious lapse in taste and some disappointing sales figures.

Rowan Pelling

Rowan Pelling is editor of The Erotic Review. Under her editorship its circulation has soared from 5,000 as a newsletter to 30,000 as a glossy magazine in a year and a half.

Style: Anyone still fully clothed?

Never mind the C-list celebrities, it's the naked academics you've got to watch out for. Cayte Williams averts her eyes

Slim pickings

Head to head How's the New Year diet going? Keep at it and enjoy a better life, says trainer Richard Smedley. Give it up and learn to love yourself, says pro-fat Richard Klein

New Labour, new tailor

Fashion-wise, it seems William Hague is to take a leaf out of Tony Blair's book. Don't do it, begs Cayte Williams

Hague to get makeover

CONNOISSEURS OF naffness will mourn their passing, but the days of William Hague wearing a baseball cap or grooving on down at the Notting Hill Carnival appear to be over for good.

A guru who is perfect choice

Hague makeover: As John Major's successor hires clothing consultant, speculation begins on the look he will adopt

How can he be a leader of fashion?

Hague makeover: As John Major's successor hires clothing consultant, speculation begins on the look he will adopt

Media: A less Active life for GQ

HUNKY YOUNG men in tight Lycra will find their choice of preferred reading on the newsstands thinner as from next month. GQ Active, the sporty title introduced 18 months ago by Conde Nast, is ceasing monthly publication.

A groovy kind of love

In a world full of singles, new technology is achieving the hitherto impossible - making lonely hearts cool. Rada Petrovic reports on a revolution in the dating industry

This magazine for men sells 775,000 copies a month. These magazines for men don't. Spot the difference. (Sad, isn't it?)

It was revealed last week that editorial executives at the American magazine Movieline had vetoed a cover in which a portion of Elizabeth Hurley's left buttock was seen peeking from beneath a fur wrap. This was too shocking for American sensibilities. So the tremulous suits were concerned they would lose their jobs if La Hurley's bare skin was revealed on their cover.

In with the inside crowd

Career in the doldrums? Then a spell at Her Majesty's pleasure may be just the thing. As long as you haven't beaten up your girlfriend or mugged any grannies, doing time will show them you're a rogue, a survivor, a real man. These days, crime does pay, says Hettie Judah

CV: CHRISTIAN RUCKER FOUNDER AND OWNER OF THE WHITE COMPANY

Four years ago, aged 24, Christian Rucker decided to get out of magazines and start her own business. Today she owns The White Company, a specialist mail order company which now has a turnover of pounds 3m. Christian was nominated for the 1997 Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Award.
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