Yesterday we brought you some of the key parties and events from the UK this year, today here are some of big events of the celebrity world in 2011.
As Dominic Cooper plays Uday Hussein and his hired lookalike in a new film, Geoffrey Macnab chronicles cinema's rich history of doppelgänger dramas
Simon returns today, bringing Californian sunshine with him – which is great, as long as the golf shorts stay on the course. To be fair, he doesn’t do office casual.
On the eve of her first solo album release in 10 years, the Fleetwood Mac songstress talks to Simon Price
Lindsay Lohan was briefly jailed again yesterday after a rollercoaster day in which a judge downgraded her jewelry theft charge, but sentenced the actress to four months behind bars for violating her probation.
Lindsay Lohan has signed a £2.1 million deal to front an explicit photographic book.
Lindsay Lohan has pleaded not guilty to felony grand theft.
Lindsay Lohan is set to return to jail after allegedly stealing a necklace worth $2,500.
Books, films, dolls...The Monroe industry shows no sign of slowing down. But if she were alive today, the actress would be just another druggie starlet, argues Lena Corner
Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Malcolm McDowell, Lisa Kudrow
The man who brought us Supernanny and Skins but has a passion for Charles Dickens and thinks EastEnders is the best programme on television has been appointed controller of BBC1.
Perez Hilton, the gorgon of Hollywood gossip who has built his widely feared and often despised internet empire on a reputation for shameless intrusions into the private lives of celebrities, intends to change his malicious ways – in part because he no longer wants to play the part of bully.
As musical feuds go, it wasn't exactly Oasis versus Blur – but the resolution that came last night was a big moment nonetheless. Twelve months after the rapper Kanye West visited mortification upon the music industry by insulting its youthful superstar Taylor Swift at 2009's MTV Video Music Awards, the country singer used this year's ceremony to sing a song of forgiveness – and, to everyone's relief, Kanye smiled.
Machete has its origins in a "fake" trailer Robert Rodriguez dreamed up when he was working with Quentin Tarantino on their B-movie tribute, Grindhouse. It's a full-length film that plays like dozens of trailers loosely cut together. Blood-spurting set-piece follows blood-spurting set-piece with little in the way of characterisation or narrative to get in the way. Rodriguez and his cast – which includes (among others) Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin and Robert De Niro – clearly had a blast making the film. In patches, it is entertaining and ingenious. However, the director seems fatally uncertain whether he is making a full-blown action movie or a spoof.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has admitted she was irresponsible in a new interview released on Tuesday, but downplayed alcohol or drug troubles and declared her acting ability was still in top shape.
Lindsay Lohan recently filed a $100m lawsuit against E-Trade, an online stock brokerage, over a TV ad featuring a "milkaholic" baby named Lindsay (or possibly "Lindsey"; the screenplay isn't readily available). Lohan's lawyer Stephanie Ovadia says it's defamatory, and a "subliminal" parody of her client. E-Trade says the US contains 250,000 Lindsays. Ovadia says Lohan's first name has the stand-alone status of Oprah's or Madonna's. Not so, says E-Trade: "Oprah" and "Madonna" are registered trademarks. This week Ovadia filed new papers: "Some names such as Bill, Hillary, Bush, Tiger, Paris, Johnny, Allen, are very common names," she contends. "There may be millions, if not billions, of people with these names in the world. Some words may not necessarily be just the names for human beings but may convey other meanings also... 'Tiger' is an animal and is associated with a jungle or zoo in a particular context. However, when used in the context of [the] Golf game world, it conveys [a] totally different message." Who could argue with that?