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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.

Woman to stand trial for stalking Cusack



A 33-year-old woman arrested on charges of stalking actor John Cusack is mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled yesterday.

Morgan Freeman: His darkest night

He is one of cinema's most bankable and best-loved actors. Morgan Freeman also kept his private life away from public scrutiny – until a midnight car crash

California naturists fight ban on nude sunbathing

For once, working out how to prevent their body hair from being painfully removed by the sticky waxed surface of their boards isn't the only problem facing California's nude surfers.

Briton guilty of double murder

Briton Neil Entwistle was found guilty of the murders of his American wife and baby daughter today.

Defence claims Neil Entwistle's wife shot baby then herself

Double murder suspect Neil Entwistle's lawyer today claimed his American wife killed their baby daughter before committing suicide.

Neil Entwistle - For sale: the story of my wife's murder

A British computer worker who concealed massive debts and a fascination with casual sex behind a facade of domestic harmony murdered his American wife and their baby daughter before fleeing to the UK with the apparent intent of selling his story "to the highest bidder", a US court heard yesterday.

Entwistle planned to sell story to 'highest bidder'

Neil Entwistle wrote about selling his story to "the highest bidder" after he shot and killed his wife and baby daughter, a court heard today.

Jackson faces loss of Neverland ranch

Michael Jackson needs to find $25m (£12.5m) – and fast. The Peter Pan of pop has three weeks to raise the funds to keep hold of his famous Neverland fantasy ranch, or risk losing it at auction.

An extraordinary encounter with Musharraf

As Pakistan votes tomorrow in its postponed elections, Jemima Khan is granted a rare interview with Pervez Musharraf, the country's beleaguered leader

Claire Beale on Advertising

Adland's discovered the green issue - and now it's the only one in town

Ruud Gullit: The future is orange and the present rosy for Dutch football's past master

Brian Viner Interviews: Former Netherlands captain is optimistic about the chances of his country - and England - in Germany

Boxing: Amir set to take the pro road in June

It has been a bittersweet week for British boxing. Howard Eastman returned from Los Angeles empty-handed, Andy Smith, one of the most respected managers in the business (he masterminded the careers of Joe Bugner and Dave "Boy" Green) died at 78, and Matt Skelton, at 37, acquired a world heavyweight title - of sorts - by pummelling a lump of lard from Argentina.

Jackson trial sparks reporter rage

Outside the courtoom ITV's Adrian Britton is fighting for position with the rest of them

Amid leaks and spin, media circus arrives for Jackson jury selection

He is an eccentric enigma who is either a harmless Peter Pan who treats children with charity, or a cunning paedophile who lures victims and their parents with lavish gifts.

The actor, his trailer trash wife and a 'murder' straight out of central casting

When the former Hollywood star Robert Blake wanted his wife killed he turned to two stuntmen who had worked with him 30 years ago on his hit television show Baretta, a jury heard yesterday.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee