Arts and Entertainment Jennifer Aniston at the Call Me Crazy premiere

The rumour mill went into overdrive last night suggesting that our old friends Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel might be about to stage a reunion.

Small Screen: Gotta have Friends

I've never seen police patrolling outside a press conference before, but there again it's not every day that the stars of Friends stop by for a chat. "The police are our biggest fans," joked Matthew Perry, who plays Chandler. "They were just there because they wanted us to sign autographs for them."

Film: Shiny and manageable, but can she cut it?

As the whiney Rachel Green in TV hit `Friends' Jennifer Aniston - along with her hairdo - has amassed a huge following. But will the fans curl up and dye after seeing her latest movie offering, wonders Ivan Waterman

Game for a scarf - at pounds 160?

Bulgari's new little silk number might cost a bundle, but guess what? It's worth it...; is it worth it?

We are all equal ... in fooling ourselves that we believe in equality

The ruling hypocrisy

Eminence grise: when it's cool to fade to grey

Sexy, powerful, intelligent - wouldn't you rather be groovy grey than dumb blonde? Katie Sampson on women who dare not to dye

Edinburgh Festival 97: Theatre: Chicks with Flicks

In the middle of her deliciously tongue-in-cheek lecture demonstration, song (and hair) stylist Jackie Clune hits you with the hitherto hidden truth. Before the Spice quintet jumped off the rack, the original perpetrators of girl power, were, in fact, The Nolan Sisters. Not only that, the Seventies singing sibling sensation were arrested during the poll tax riots and sued for pounds 2bn by the James Joyce Estate for plagiarism of Finnegans Wake.

What's the price of a Friend? About pounds 2.5m, apparently

They may be "there for us when the rain starts to fall" but their jobs are no longer a joke and they are certainly not broke. The cast of Friends have just signed a deal for pounds 2.5m per episode.

59 things that nag at gay men (60 if you include the Pope)

That they'll look dreadful dressed as a nun

why are they famous?; courteney cox

Main Claim: Playing uptight Monica, the least popular cast member of cult sitcom Friends. Cox displays a genuine talent for being neither funny nor likeable in a show where even the pet monkey is funny and likeable. But sated with Jennifer Aniston, glossy mags have had to resort to second- best Cox, hence her arrival on the pages of Tatler and Elle this month.

Where everybody knows your name

An explosion of bars is feeding on our fantasy of the ultimate Nineties hang-out. Can they replace the pub in British affections, or are they just too trendy for their own good? asks Matthew Sweet

Not tonight, darling - I've got to dirty my hair

style police; The season's hair is tousled, slept-in - even filthy. Easy-peasy? Think again. Hester Lacey reports

Who is the fairest of them all?

Which celebrity has the most shrines on the Web? Using the Lycos, Yahoo and Altavista search engines, The Independent compiled this Top 10 ranking from a list of 50 mega-league media stars. The shrine addresses listed below are just examples, not necessarily the biggest or busiest ones

let's get it straight: curls are history...

...skinny hair's in. Michele Kirsch untangles a trend for hair straightening

No newts is bad news for today's green townies

Forget sun-dried tomatoes, measles vaccinations, Jennifer Aniston's haircut, Agas, wood floors, bidets, clip-on curtains that drag on the ground, nose rings, hormone replacement therapy, post-traumatic stress disorder, fridge magnets depicting Michelangelo's David, cranberries, stencilling, butler's sinks, dented enamel colanders, lavender hedges, mobile phones, Puppies in My Pocket, camomile lawns, Shaker boxes, wonky recycled glassware, quarry tiles, antique toilet bowls, UFO-style kettles, wooden dish-racks, folk-art coat- rails, anything Tuscan or terracotta (or preferably both), or Le Creuset pots and pans, patios, bouquets of bare twigs, framed pasta, nail polish, Prozac...
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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform