Granted, they're self-selected victims. But this annual shindig brings out the cruelty in viewers
One minute you're the nation's darling, the next you're public enemy number one. Harriet Walker charts the history of our love/hate relationship with celebrity
Who better, I thought, to shake us out of credit-crunch fatigue and the cuts commotion than the scything Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle? It's a last act of "kindness" before his early retirement from live performance, announced two years ago and which finally begins at the end of this tour.
The Independent's Amol Rajan, a former 'mic boy' on the show, celebrates its birthday
Want a funeral as spectacular as Malcolm McLaren's or Sebastian Horsley's? Lori MacKellar will make it happen.
Jack Tweed, widower of reality television star Jade Goody, walked free from court today after he was found not guilty of raping a student.
Jack Tweed vowed the death of his wife Jade Goody made him want to grow up, stay out of trouble and "be the man that Jade wanted me to be".
The man accused of raping a teenager at the same time as Jack Tweed told police she "did not protest" so he stayed to see if he could join in.
Martin Amis has woven his dead sister Sally, the casualty of an unequal struggle with the mores of her generation, into the erotic dystopia of his new book. Boyd Tonkin visits the novelist at his home to hear how she asked her brother to write about her life
Big Brother star Jade Goody has proved to be the most mourned celebrity this year, according to an online tribute site.
Soldiers, actors, writers, activists and singers – just a few of the public figures who died this year
Since time began, societies have created their idols only to destroy them. So if we really want to understand Britney's breakdown, we should look to ancient Rome.
Discrimination, conflicts of interest, financial irregularities: allegations against Trevor Phillips and his commission are building.
We may be jealous of their fame and riches, and we don't really detest anyone. But, honestly, brilliant or not, Ronaldo does irritate rather. Let us know who annoys you at the bottom of the page
Goodness. It appears David Cameron's relationship with his local authorities has once again come under strain (you will recall that the Tory leader ran into a spot of bother back in 2007, after erecting a 6ft high, £3,000 wind turbine on the roof of his Notting Hill home.)