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

Candid Cameron Diaz

You may think that Cameron Diaz's latest role, playing the mother of a dying child, is a blatant Oscar bid – but she denies it. The actress tells Gill Pringle what her real motivation is for taking on such a hard-hitting part

Tim Walker: 'Flight of the Conchords have a scenester cool and priceless facial repertoire'

The Couch Surfer: “The Lonely Island mock pop culture – movies, music or the munchies – but they love it, too”

DVD: The Love Guru (12)

Guru Pitka (Mike Myers) is the world's second-best guru, but when he's asked by the owner of an ice hockey team (Jessica Alba) to reunite their star player (Romany Marco) with his estranged wife (Meagan Good), he sees the chance to become No 1 and achieve his ambition to appear on Oprah. What results isn't a patch on the Austin Powers films. Even if jokes about erections, dwarfs and faeces might have you chuckling, you're still likely to find this too low-brow. Justin Timberlake's French goalie Jacques "Le Coq" Grande has his moments, but Sir Ben Kingsley should be embarrassed. Even at 85 minutes, it's a chore – and you're a masochist if you stay around for the deleted scenes to see what didn't make the grade.

DVD: The Love Guru, Retail & Rental, (Paramount)

The frustrating thing about 'The Love Guru' is is that Mike Myers still has expert comic timing, but he's shelved almost every form of humour except sniggering references to genitalia, flatulence and most varieties of bodily fluid: it's perhaps inevitable that the film climaxes with a pair of rutting elephants.

Jessica Biel: 'I fight against prejudice every day'

Jessica Biel has two men in her life at the moment – Justin Timberlake and Noël Coward. But as James Mottram discovers, she only wants to talk about one of them

The boot that plans a march into men's fashion

To the horror of many fashionistas, Ugg boots have become an unlikely high street phenomenon thanks in part to celebrity endorsement by the likes of Kate Moss, Uma Thurman and Sarah Jessica Parker.

England's team hotel: A life of luxury

England will be back in familiar surroundings when they get together for this autumn's all-important international series. We sent our man to Pennyhill Park to see what all the fuss is about

N.E.R.D, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

It would be a whole lot easier to approve of US funk-rock entourage N.E.R.D if their lead singer and musical guiding light Pharrell Williams wasn't clearly in the midst of such a passionate love affair with himself.

First Night: Madonna, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

What was lacking in punctuality she made up for in pomp

Mike Myers: Has Hollywood's funniest man lost the Midas touch?

Mike Myers was once hailed as Hollywood's funniest man. As yet another of his movies is slammed by the critics, Guy Adams examines what went wrong

TV fine for 'wardrobe malfunction' overturned

A federal appeals court today threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction."

Still not booked up? Then how about the first $1m holiday?

Week-long luxury package to Abu Dhabi takes travel to new heights – or new depths – of 'trophy tourism'

Anger: Why we’re all losing our cool

Britain is in the grip of an anger epidemic, with a quarter of the population now struggling to keep the lid on their feelings of rage and resentment. What's making us so cross? And what can we do about it? Virginia Ironside takes a deep breath...

Do ya think I'm stylish? Rod Stewart launches his own range of clothing

Platinum rooster hair, leopard skin leggings and spandex silver vests were just some of the fashion atrocities committed by Rod Stewart, as he strutted his way through the nation's consciousness during the 1970s and 1980s. One of his most popular songs was entitled "You Wear It Well". But many would say Rod, generally, didn't. So perhaps it comes as something of a surprise that, deep into the 21st century, the Anglo-Scottish singer has decided to launch his own clothing range.

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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried