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US crime writer Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke in a Detroit hospital.

Gone Baby Gone (15)

A child is gone, but a reputation is reborn: Ben Affleck's directorial debut was withdrawn last year because of the McCann case. It still makes disturbing viewing

The problem with Ben Affleck

Why do so many people dislike Ben Affleck? Kaleem Aftab braves the disdain of others to meet the debutant director

Jennifer Lopez gives birth to twins

Jennifer Lopez gave birth to a boy and a girl early today after one of pop music's most closely-watched pregnancies.

J-Lo: Lopez in denial

J-Lo's happy to tell Tiffany Rose about her new film, but not about her use of fur

Album: Shyne

Godfather Buried Alive, DEF JAM

It is simply uncharitable to outlaw beggars

What about people who drive around in open-top convertibles blasting out Eurotrash at full pitch?

Stars charged after nightclub shooting

TWO OF the music industry's biggest stars, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Jennifer Lopez, were charged in New York yesterday with criminal possession of a weapon after a gun was allegedly found in their car after they left a nightclub where three people were shot and wounded.

Football: Why Keane is deserving of his Christmas bonus

MEN AND women who already earn hundreds of thousands of pounds a year working in the City will be receiving bonuses totalling around pounds 1 billion next week. That is the unfathomable sum dished out to the brokers and fund managers whose end-of-year pay packages can be as much as 30 times their annual salaries.

Arts: Top 10 singles

Top 10 singles

`They've got a problem with foreign accents'

Salma Hayek, co-star of `Wild, Wild West', talks to Beverley D'Silva

Songs for Latin lovers find a new audience

IT WAS not quite on the scale of 1964, when 15,000 screaming fans greeted the Beatles at New York's Kennedy airport. But adolescent girls did bring one of London's main shopping streets to a standstill yesterday as they fought for a glimpse of Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin.

Football: Brandi the toast of the hosts

United States 0 China 0 aet; United States win 5-4 on penalties Attendance: 90,185: Women's World Cup final: American dream as Chinese are checked in the shoot-out

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Secret politics of the weekly shop

The politics of the weekly shop

New app reveals political leanings of food companies
Beam me up, Scottie!

Beam me up, Scottie!

Celebrity Trekkies from Alex Salmond to Barack Obama
Beware Wet Paint: The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition

Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
Sanctuary for the suicidal

Sanctuary for the suicidal

One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits