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Employment: Author, hack – is there nothing Pippa can't do?

After scathing reviews for her book Celebrate (not to mention its appearance in bargain bins), Pippa Middleton has turned to journalism to poke fun at her "glaringly obvious" advice by writing this week's Spectator diary. The magazine's editor, Fraser Nelson, tweeted: "Pippa Middleton's brilliant Spectator diary launches what ought to be a long and glitzy career in journalism. She's a natural!" Having already tried her hand at being an author and a journalist, let's see what other careers Middleton is completely unqualified for that she could try next.

Spice Girls ‘Viva Forever’: a round-up of the reviews

The long-anticipated musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls opened last night to mixed (mainly negative) reviews.

All the wrong moves: Radio 1 DJ Vernon Kay

The Week In Radio: Vernon Kay is Strictly out of step with this dancing debacle

"It’s saturday morning and it’s just gone 10 o’clock,” bellowed Vernon Kay. “and we are here! We are here! We are live!” Where, Vernon? I bellowed back from my kitchen.

Spice up my life (again)!

Will the new Spice Girls-inspired West End musical be a smash? Lifelong fan Alice Jones hopes so

Gosh, haven't they all done well! Indie losers having the last laugh

During their brief lifetime, student band Talulah Gosh were dismissed as the epitome of twee, "shambling" indie pop. But 25 years on the group has spawned a Turner Prize winner, Britain's top company mergers expert and a musical legacy cited as an influence on Nirvana and Radiohead.

Rylan Clark axed from the X Factor

Rylan Clark is the latest hopeful to be given their marching on orders from the X Factor.

Monday's child? The Saturdays Rochelle Humes expecting a baby

Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes is expecting her first child with her JLS star husband Marvin, she revealed on Twitter.

David Beckham joined LA Galaxy in 2007

Four directions home for Becks

When David Beckham announced that he's to leave the reigning MLS champions LA Galaxy for new climes, speculation was soon rife about the next stop in the Beckham roadshow. We thought we'd help Beckham with his decision with a compass point-friendly guide to potential new clubs. David, you're welcome:

TV presenter Richard Arnold waltzes off Strictly Come Dancing

Television presenter Richard Arnold became the latest contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing on the week the show swapped the Strictly ballroom for Wembley Arena.

South Korean rapper Psy, famous for 'Gangnam Style'

Gangnam Style isn't a one-off - Major music industry report says future pop sensations will be YouTube-driven globalised acts from Asia and South America

The Korean phenomenon which had the world dancing Gangnam Style might once have been dismissed as a novelty hit.

Japanese singer Ai (left) and Hong Kong-based Karen Mok (right)

The next big things in Asian pop

The body harpies have it in for Adele. For the sake of all women, let's hope she stays strong

Sophie Dahl, Fern Britton and Anne Diamond have all gone skinny of late

'The Sapphires' is flimsy but full of good music and banter

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Great music, great story, but the script needs serious tuning

Apple’s latest infringement claims may signal an impending legal war with Google

Apple are targeting both Samsung and Google with their latest patent infringement claims, but do these claims hold clues to an all-out legal war between Apple and Google?

Rumours that Cheryl Cole was being offered a lucrative deal with Sky to host her own show were denied by the channel

Chat show? Don't do it, Cheryl!

In 2010, Michael Parkinson sounded off about the state of the modern chat show. "The trouble with the talk show is everyone fancies their chances," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Even those on the extreme fringes of the ever-expanding world of modern celebrity reckon it's a doddle."

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