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When two's a crowd

At US universities, it's the norm for students to share bedrooms. But, as a new film explores, what happens when your roommate is mad, bad or downright dangerous?

Beyond the Sweet Valley

It was a teen publishing phenomenon long before Twilight and Harry Potter. Now, the kids from Sweet Valley High have grown up – and are stars of a new novel for adults. By Sara Lawrence

Diary: From cover girl to bag lady

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is to be the new face of Chanel's "Mademoiselle" handbag line, after she was introduced to Karl Lagerfeld by Vogue editor Anna Wintour. "I will always feel [the bag] is more than just a purse," Lively mused. "It's a quilted case full of lipstick, love letters and the dreams and possibilities that I have always felt every time I see that beautiful CC."

Are you ready to get preppy?

After 30 years in the doldrums, the relaxed East Coast look is back – along with a new handbook to help you wear it with elan

The Vampire Diaries - Fresh blood for teenage vampire lovers

If you thought that the viewing public’s blood lust had been sated by ‘Twilight’ and ‘True Blood’ you’d be wrong. Sarah Hughesreports on ‘The Vampire Diaries’, the dark new show from the US

Hit & Run: Holding out for a hamster

I'm in the toy department of Boots on High Street Kensington and I'm holding a picture of a robotic hamster. "Do you have this?" I shout at a sales assistant. "I must have this. There are only 46 days left until Christmas," I explain desperately.

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Hung: Never mind the length, feel the quality

New US comedy drama 'Hung' follows the exploits of a well-endowed sports coach who falls on hard times and becomes a gigolo, but beneath the prurient title lie more serious themes. By Gerard Gilbert

Ash Atalla - An unholy Trinity

The producer of 'The Office' has moved on from comedy with a new soap described as 'Gossip Girl' meets 'Buffy' via Hogwarts.