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A comedy video where a man mimics the way a number of wild animals eat took the top slot with 88 million views

Terence Blacker: Must love be all around?

When Al and Tipper Gore snogged on a public platform, divorce lawyers started licking their lips.

Julie Burchill: Amis and Jordan – a marriage made only in his overheated imagination

I blame Arthur Miller for the silly spectacles these speccy swots make of themselves with any goddess going

DJ Taylor: Who's a real celebrity, Gracie or Katie? You decide...or maybe not

We venerate talent in sport and music beyond all else, we worship plastic idols and get confused when faced with a real choice. Perhaps we need to get a grip

The Guest list: Our literary editor chooses titles that make their mark

The Man Booker Prize announced its longlist last week. But there are plenty of other books to admire...

Katie Price sings on despite flop

Katie Price has vowed to continue singing - despite her latest single being received as a chart flop.

Katie Price's debut solo looks set to flop

Katie Price's latest bid for musical stardom looks to be a huge flop - as chart figures showed today she will fail to even make the top 40.

Tom Sutcliffe: Hitchens baffles the godly – again

Social Studies: I imagine Hitchens needs a laugh – and that these reactions will give him one

'I'm not the best singer' admits Katie Price

Katie Price has given a less than ringing endorsement to her new single today - by admitting she is "not the best singer".

Katie Price signs Living TV deal

Katie Price is to quit ITV after signing a new exclusive deal with the Living TV channels, it was announced today.

The Hell of It All, By Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker, one comes to suspect, is a bit of a misanthrope. This collection of his Guardian columns of the past three years is an unforgiving rant against the follies of humanity and the ephemeral obsessions of newspapers. His talent is for skewering the ridiculous aspects of modern life – conspiracy theories, new child-centric learning methods, Katie Price – with his own well-honed ridicule.

Katie Price orders probe into perfume bottle wages claim

Katie Price has ordered a "full report" into allegations of low wages paid to Indian workers making bottles for her perfume.

Rhodri Marsden: You might not like it, but Jobs has set the pace

Secrecy is as critical for Apple as it is for someone arranging a surprise birthday party. The intensity of the media scrum surrounding the launch of an Apple product has been inversely proportionate to the amount we already know about it, so when a prototype of iPhone 4 was discovered lying in a bar in Redwood City, California, in April, you half expected the thing to be completely redesigned. Or the launch to be cancelled, lest it resemble a crowd yelling "Surprise!" at the aforementioned birthday party, only for the special guest to pop a sausage roll in their mouth and say: "Not really, Dave told me last Tuesday."

Graham Norton expects backlash from Jonathan Ross fans

Graham Norton has told how he almost turned down the chance to take over Jonathan Ross's BBC Radio 2 show - and expects a backlash from Ross's fans.

Nevin's notes: 04/05/2010

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