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Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis has been jailed for 270 days and handed a three year probation for attacking a woman at his Los Angeles mansion.

Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson pictured in August 2012

Prince to testify in AEG trial four years on from Michael Jackson's death, as speculation is cast on children's paternity

Michael Jackson said he wished his children could have the normal, stable childhood that he never had.

Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother

Michael Jackson wrongful death trial to commence next Monday

The civil trial over the death of Michael Jackson is set to get formally underway next week after jury selection was completed in the $40 billion case that pits the pop star's mother against concert promoters AEG Live.

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Marc Anthony files for divorce from Jennifer Lopez

Latin pop singer Marc Anthony has filed for divorce from singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, ending their seven-year marriage.

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Gotye, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Wouter de Backer, aka Gotye, may have a No1 under his belt, but he's a reluctant star. For a lesson in performance, over to Randy ...

Jessica Chastain

Screen Talk: Double trouble

Plans are afoot for an ambitious double feature film project starring Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton.

Entire staff suspended at LA abuse inquiry school

All the staff at a school where two teachers were arrested on suspicion of child abuse have been suspended while education officials investigate the claims.

Stan Lee: 'Each day when I come to work, it's a new exciting day'

Stan Lee: Creator of the Hulk and Spider-Man is a £4bn Marvel

Even at 89, the man behind the phenomenally successful comic book and film franchises isn't slowing down – and, in a rare interview, he says he can't wait to meet his fans in London later this month

The Artist wins again as talk of Oscar success grows

The Artist has continued its love affair with American cinema, winning best-produced film at the Producers Guild Awards and boosting its chances for an Oscar nod at the Academy Award nominations this week.

Head found in Hollywood park identified

Authorities have determined that a dismembered head and other body parts found in a rugged hillside park near the famed "Hollywood" sign are the remains of a man who lived in an a nearby apartment.

Taylor attacks the decision to let a transgender boy join the Girl Scouts

The great Girl Scout cookie row

Viral video demands nationwide biscuit boycott

Legionnaire's found at Hong Kong's government headquarters

Bacteria which cause Legionnaire's disease have been found throughout Hong Kong's brand new, £432 million government headquarters.

The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius, 100 mins (PG)

A French pastiche on American silent film is a smart, witty treat – and much more besides

Spanish royal ordered to court over claims

A judge yesterday subpoenaed the son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos to testify as a suspect in a corruption case, deepening a public relations nightmare for the royal family at a time of acute economic crisis.

Spanish royal Inaki Urdangarin in corruption probe

The son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos has been summoned to appear before a judge as a suspect in a corruption case.

Largely silent, Le Quattro Volte, would even have had Buster Keaton raising a glass of grappa 

Arts review of 2011 - Film: 2011 was definitely the Year of the Goat

Russia, Korea, Greece, France...the world delivered as much good cinema as you could wish for – just forget about Hollywood

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

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The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible