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'Drop it like it's hot' rapper will feature in a television advert as part of the price comparison website's You’re So MoneySuperMarket campaign

West, who once referred to himself as the “number one rock star on the planet”, made the promise during the last leg of his Yeezus Tour

No more rants: Kanye West promises to take a vow of silence in 2014

West, who once referred to himself as the “number one rock star on the planet”, made the promise during the last leg of his Yeezus Tour

The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 1 - Hatched, Matched and Dispatched

Have you been paying attention this year? Can you name 2013’s winners and losers, its sports heroes and political zeroes? Twelve months is a long time in news, but if you think you know who’s who, and what’s what, pit your wits against Whitaker’s Almanack quiz

N Dubz star Fazer declared bankrupt

Rawson shot to chart success with his bandmates Tulisa and Dappy as part of the commercial grime trio

James Franco certainly raised eyebrows when he posted a bizarre clip of himself lying in bed, topless, claiming that he had been drugged.

James Franco makes ‘drugged’ confession in topless Instagram video

The actor groggily tells the camera: 'I was... I got drugged last night'

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Oakland: San Francisco's cooler cousin

This is an insulting account of Oakland's history. How about the shipyards that produced the ships that fought in the Second World War? Or the rise of the Black Panther movement that put Oakland at the centre of the political unrest of the late Sixties and Seventies?

Kanye West appearing in South Park yet again

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spoofed by South Park creators

The rapper has been mocked by the hit show for a second time

David Oliver reportedly branded Kanye West 'as misguided as they come' in his open letter
Kanye West’s delusional statements of grandeur reached such heights, many believed an entirely fictitious story

Kanye West in quotes: The world’s greatest salesman or a man on the brink?

Kanye West’s delusional statements of grandeur reached such heights, many believed an entirely fictitious story

Kanye West responds to 'fake' Nelson Mandela comparisons

“I've never said anything to dishonor one of the most inspiring leaders," Kanye posted on Twitter

The “Do What You Want” singer claimed that he empathised with the troubled R’n’B star’s attempts to better himself.

Chris Brown compared to Martin Luther King and Jesus by R Kelly

The “Do What You Want” singer claimed that he empathised with the troubled R’n’B star’s attempts to better himself

Jay Z leads Grammy nominations at concert hosted by LL Cool J

Trailing closely behind the hip-hop superstar are Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar

Benedict Cumberbatch reads R Kelly lyrics

The Sherlock actor's English voice made for an entertaining performance

Ja Rule's denial comes years after he was publicly lambasted for making homophobic comments in an interview in 2007

Ja Rule forced to deny leaving wife for prison cell mate

The rapper's wife made the claims during an MTV documentary

Kanye West hires Andy Warhol’s cousin to paint Kim Kardashian’s portrait

Speaking about her big commission yesterday, Monica Warhol said she thought her famous relative would have loved Kim to sit as a subject for his own work

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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