Arts and Entertainment Boy band One Direction have their Twittersphere in the palm of their hands

The British boy band beat Eminem, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake

Kings of Leon

Kings Of Leon and Rizzle Kicks to join Justin Timberlake at the iTunes Festival 2013

Rock group Kings Of Leon, chart duo Rizzle Kicks and composer Ludovico Einaudi are among the latest headline acts added to this year's iTunes Festival.

Alexandra and Sean Parker. Photo: Mark Seliger

Napster founder, former Facebook president and Spotify billionaire Sean Parker fined over extravagant star-studded $10m wedding

33-year-old pays $2.5m after building movie-set style location for his California wedding without a permit

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, left, and Thomas Bangalter of the duo Daft Punk

Daft Punk's Random Access Memories set to be fastest-selling album of 2013

The French duo have sold 104,000 copies in two days

Michael Buble

To Be Loved: Michael Buble's new album fastest-selling of the year

Michael Buble has scored the fastest-selling album of the year - and his own career - after his latest recording outsold the rest of the top five combined this week.

Alexandra Lanas and Sean Parker

Lord of the Ring: Napster founder, Sean Parker, ‘planning $10m fantasy-themed wedding’

Leaked details reveal $350,000 dancefloor and $600,000 gate

Duke Dumont, who along with A*M*E have achieved the UK number 1 with their club hit Need U (100%)

DJ Duke Dumont overcomes charts ding dong to take number one

The ding-dong over this week's singles charts has ended with DJ Duke Dumont holding on to the number one spot.

The Saturdays: Mollie King, Rochelle Humes, Una Healy, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford

Girl group The Saturdays 'thrilled' to top UK singles chart for first time

The Saturdays have said they are "thrilled" after scoring their first number one hit, which also becomes the fastest-selling single of the year.

Justin Timberlake's back in the groove with some top tunes

Only half the fun: Justin Timberlake announces follow-up to new album

Justin Timberlake celebrated the release of his first album since 2006 with a lively show in Los Angeles, whetting fans' appetites by confirming media reports that he would release more new music soon.

David Bowie shoots to the top of the charts with The Next Day

David Bowie has scored his first number one album in 20 years with a record that is also the fastest-selling of the year so far.

A fans' fund got four-piece Teen back in the studio

Caught in the net: Fans' fund gets Teen back in the studio

Up-and-coming Brooklyn four-piece TEEN (pictured) have turned to Kickstarter to fund the recording and release of their new Carolina EP – kck.st/11KIK5u. Things are looking good with the group already surpassing their $5,000 target ahead of their donation deadline tomorrow. The all-girl quartet offered up a sample track from the proposed EP in the form of the title track, a nice stew of dreamy psych-pop and krautrock, which can be heard at snd.sc/Zv2Yt3.

Justin Timberlake and Marcus Mumford will collaborate on the soundtrack for a forthcoming Cohen brothers film

Justin Timberlake to duet with Marcus Mumford on Coen brothers soundtrack

Marcus Mumford is quite different from Justin Timberlake's usual collaborators Jay-Z and Timbaland, but the "Suit & Tie" singer and actor has decided to team up with the folk frontman on a soundtrack for upcoming Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.

(L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena

Number one charts spot for One Direction with 'One Way or Another'

Boyband One Direction crashed in at the top of the singles charts with their cover of Blondie's "One Way Or Another".

James Corden at the Brits 2012

James Corden 'has no contingency plan' if the Brits overrun again this year

Brit Awards host James Corden says he has no idea if organisers have a contingency plan in case the live event overruns again this year.

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed together at the Grammys last week.

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg to headline at first Olympic Park concert

The full line-up for the Wireless Festival has been announced

Chris Brown snubs Frank Ocean during standing ovation and other great 2013 Grammys GIFs

It was the Grammys last night, the biggest music awards show of the year and a galaxy of pop stars was out doing GIF-worthy things. But, alas, only five can make the Independent Voices cut which, statistically speaking, makes this a more exclusive prize than an actual Grammy. Here they are then, in reverse order of greatness...

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?