Arts and Entertainment Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, here pictured with Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor

The actress' role as Patsey was influenced by the singer's 'child-like quality'

Lady Gaga is an eccentric sort, but few had her down as a colossal hoarder… Of Michael Jackon’s property.

Lady Gaga to open Michael Jackson museum with £1.25m of memorabilia she owns

Among her MJ arsenal, Gaga treasures his famous Swarovski-encrusted crystal glove, which cost her a cool £117,800

Derek Acorah car crash: TV psychic Derek Acorah charged with careless driving

Police say the Merseyside-based medium charged with careless driving and failure to provide a breath test

Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC job over Sarah Palin ‘defecation’ comments

The British-born journalist said he regretted the 'deeply offensive' suggestion made after the Republican compared US debts to slavery

Conrad Murray was given four years in jail for manslaughter

Michael Jackson ‘accidentally killed himself’ claims pop star’s former doctor Conrad Murray

‘He was a drug addict. Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson,’ the convicted cardiologist claims

Martin Bashir says Sarah Palin is an 'idiot' and suggests someone should defecate in her mouth

Bashir used his afternoon show to launch a scathing attack on Ms Palin over her comments comparing the US national debt with slavery

Connan Mockasin: 'I don't like flashy bass playing'

Fantasy band: Connan Mockasin

'I don't want a flashy bass player'

Now that's what I call a short film: A new book condenses plots into five-second graphics

If you’re fed up with movies getting longer, this book is just the ticket, says Gillian Orr. But can you recognise your favourite in our gallery?

Bruno Mars performs live

Music review: Bruno Mars- 'A very contemporary pop thrill'

“There’s a place in my heart for old-school music, and this is an attempt to write a song like the ones I grew up listening to,” declares Hawaiian-born megastar Bruno Mars before the righteous, foot-sweeping, synchronised-dancing Soul Train rush of “Runaway Baby”.

Fulham v Stoke City: Mark Hughes on familiar ground as he returns to Craven Cottage

The Welshman admits he made a mistake leaving the Cottagers in 2011

Michael Jackson announcing the concerts in 2009

Michael Jackson's family lose AEG court case

Jackson's mother Katherine claimed that AEG Live hired Dr Conrad Murray to be the singer's physician without considering whether he was fit for the job

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bids employees a tearful farewell, promises that Microsoft will 'change the world again'

The exiting CEO who will retire August 2014 made an emotional final speech to the company's 13,000 full-time staff

Attorney Brian Panish presents his dramatic closing arguments to a packed courtroom

Jackson family sues promoter AEG Live for late King of Pop’s lost earnings

Lawyer demands £181m, saying firm hired doctor who caused singer’s death

Mohamed Al Fayed unveils a statue in tribute to Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is HIStory: Controversial statue removed from Fulham stadium Craven Cottage

The tribute to the late singer was not well loved

Justin Timberlake steals the show at the MTV VMAs, performing with 'N Sync for the first time in seven years

The one-off performance raised the roof at MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday

*NSync in 1999

Justin Timberlake and *NSync set to reunite at VMAs, say reports

The band were spotted at a JT gig last week

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee