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Jessica Simpson

Album: John Mayer, Battle Studies, (Columbia)

Though only moderately appreciated in the UK, in America John Mayer is a kind of all-purpose one-man media industry, combining a highly successful music career with sidelines in design, journalism and clothing, whilst becoming a gossip-column fixture through his relationships with such as Jessica Simpson and, most recently, Jennifer Aniston.

Hollywood’s love-rat pack

They’ve got perfect stubble, bags of charm – and tabloid appeal. Alice-Azania Jarvis sizes up the serial seducers