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'

The Child of Lov:

Fantasy band: The Child of Lov

'Pino Palladino is the funkiest Welshman in history'

Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother

Michael Jackson wrongful death trial to commence next Monday

The civil trial over the death of Michael Jackson is set to get formally underway next week after jury selection was completed in the $40 billion case that pits the pop star's mother against concert promoters AEG Live.

Glastonbury romance? Revellers watch the sunrise from the stone circle during the festival

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis on the return of the sacred Stones

After a well-deserved year off, Glastonbury’s back with a bang this summer – and headlined by rock royalty in Mick and Keith. Organiser Emily Eavis tells Elisa Bray how it all comes together

Jérôme Cahuzac, former French budget minister

Page 3 Profile: Jérôme Cahuzac, former French budget minister

And we thought George Osborne was bad!

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine

Michael Jackson's family to sue concert promoters AEG Live

Michael Jackson's family have launched their lawsuit against concert promoters AEG Live, whom they accuse of responsibility for the singer's death in 2009.

Janet Jackson in 1987

Alexander Fury: I've long been obsessed with Rhythm Nation

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Age: 38

Skating with: Robin Johnstone.

Famous for: Coming out as gay in 2009 in an attempt to highlight the homophobia he claimed was rampant in sport.

He said he will struggle with "the pressure", adding: "I don't want to let my skating partner down."

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Gareth Thomas

Age: 38

Skating with: Robin Johnstone.

Famous for: Coming out as gay in 2009 in an attempt to highlight the homophobia he claimed was rampant in sport.

He said he will struggle with "the pressure", adding: "I don't want to let my skating partner down."

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Dancing On Ice star Gareth Thomas still not recovered from illness that led him to withdraw from the competition

Dancing on Ice contestant Gareth Thomas has still not recovered after quitting the skating show last night complaining of feeling sick and dizzy.

Prince Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's teenage son Prince makes acting debut on TV show '90210'

Prince Michael Jackson is to make his acting debut in an episode of American teen drama series 90210.

Live act: Coldplay

Poll: Was 2013 the most boring Brit Awards ever?

The Brit Awards used to be exciting. For one of the pop-iest events in the music calendar, they were even a bit rock 'n' roll. No one young enough to fit the Brit's target audience will remember this, of course - there's a reason why they hold the ceremony during half term - and that's the saddest thing of all. They don't even know what they're missing.

Former US Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior has eccentric addictions

Michael Jackson's hat, a Rolex and MLK souvenirs: Jesse Jackson Jr’s campaign-fund spree

Congressman says sorry after admitting to blowing thousands on celebrity memorabilia

Album: Salif Keita, Talé (Universal/Proper)

An impressive guest list can be an indication of creative bankruptcy (here it's Roots Manuva, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin and Manu Dibango), but in this instance the great Malian singer is on fire.

Jesse Jackson Jr admits nearly £500,000 expenses fraud

The former Chicago congressman son of civil rights leader the Rev Jesse Jackson has been charged with spending $750,000 (£483,000) in political campaign funds on personal expenses.

David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers waits during a power outage

Super Bowl power cut embarrasses NFL

The match was delayed for over 30 minutes

Chris Brown and other celebrities who've compared themselves to Jesus

While non-famous people might consider it a little grandiose, comparing yourself to the Lord is fairly common among celebrities.

The 24-year-old Tottenham singer’s album, 21, has now sold in excess of 4,562,000 copies in Britain according to the Official Charts Company, moving ahead of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? released by Oasis in 1995.

Adele's '21' becomes fourth biggest-selling album of all time...and jumps ahead of Oasis

Noel Gallagher claimed she wouldn’t last and said he felt sorry for her.

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