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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.

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This is Westminster. Not the one with Parliament and Big Ben – but rather a city in California that chimes with locals just as regularly. For Westminster, you see, is a focal point at Christmas, when streets upon streets of homes are encased in the most over-the-top decorations, putting on a show that draws visitors from miles around.

Amir Khan trains in Hollywood's Wild Card gym. He got to know Gary Speed at Bolton Wanderers: 'He was respected so much by the other lads'

Boxing: Khan builds on reputation as Golden Boy

British Fighter of the Year defends titles against elusive Peterson amid sadness over friend Speed

Last Night's Viewing: Charlie's Angels, E4<br />Frozen Planet, BBC1

But for the few remaining seasons of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, a golden age of American television is coming to a close. While the last decade was populated by vital original dramas, the next one promises the defibrillated corpses of long-dead shows: the new Hawaii Five-O, shaken awake for its second season; Beverly Hills 90210 MkII, now on its fourth; and Dallas, due for a Bobby Ewing-esque resurrection next summer. In the meantime, the undead Charlie's Angels comes shuffling into our sitting rooms like a zombie with a spray-tan.

'Fugitive' ME scientist arrested

The scientist responsible for a controversial study suggesting that a virus could be the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, otherwise known as myalgic encephalitis (ME), spent the weekend behind bars after being arrested by police in California for being a "fugitive from justice".

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic

'It's not about money': Titanic to return in 3D

James Cameron tells Guy Adams why he's reformatting blockbuster

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic

James Cameron brings Titanic back in 3D – but is it just the tip of the iceberg?

When Titanic became the most profitable movie ever, generating $1.8 billion at the box office globally in 1997, director James Cameron claimed to be pleasantly surprised. It was, he joked, an unlikely triumph for a three-hour "chick-flick" to which everyone already knows the ending.

Lindsay Lohan released from jail

Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail after serving just four-and-a half hours of a 30-day sentence. 

Dr Conrad Murray, who is accused of the involuntary manslaughter of his patient, pop superstar Michael Jackson

49 witnesses, 300 items of evidence – one anxious wait for Dr Conrad Murray

The jury is out in the trial of Michael Jackson's physician. Guy Adams summarises the key facts of the case

'Hiding drugs delayed 911 call' as Michael Jackson died

As Michael Jackson lay dying, his personal doctor delayed calling an ambulance so that evidence of prescription drug abuse could be removed from the bedside, a court heard last night.

Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend reach settlement

Mel Gibson and his Russian ex-girlfriend have reached a financial and custody settlement of a bitter dispute that spawned a criminal case and left the Academy Award winner's reputation damaged.

Backlash over US downgrade

Standard & Poor's, the credit rating agency, is trying to forestall a backlash from local governments in the US, which were outraged when the company downgraded the US credit rating earlier this month.

Council sued for unmasking Twitter user

The first Briton to have his Twitter identity forcibly revealed by a court is seeking to sue the council that blew his anonymity and force a judicial review of the case.

'Argument' led woman to cut off husband's penis

Prosecutors say an argument over houseguests led a woman in Southern California to cut off her estranged husband's penis and put it down a garbage disposal.

Halle Berry gets restraining order against man

Halle Berry has been granted a restraining order against a man found on her property three times in recent days.

Video: Prince makes Colin Firth gag

The Prince's jokes go down well at a Bafta reception in Los Angeles.

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