Arts and Entertainment Miley Cyrus with her father, country musician Billy Ray Cyrus

The modernised version of his 1992 hit should make for an interesting listen

Buddy, can you spare us a slot?

New TV channels are finding satellite and cable space hard to find. Meg Carter reports

Rock: Reasons to be cheerful

Beck fuses hip-hop, folk and underground rock to memorable effect. Ben Thompson listens in

Sore throat, sore head, sore soul

Too sick to sing, too stressed to fly. Liam, neurotic fiance or terminal screw-up? By Sheryl Garratt

EMI moves into radio as GWR acquires Classic FM

GWR, the rapidly expanding local radio station group, yesterday moved to take control of its first national radio franchise with a pounds 71.5m deal to acquire Classic FM and also announced a link-up with EMI.

BSkyB and Flextech discuss pay-TV deal

Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB has held talks with Flextech, the cable and satellite programmer, over a potential merger of the two companies' pay-TV channels.

MTV combats local challenge

MTV, the music video channel, is to introduce three separate strands of European programmes in a multi-million-dollar expansion.

On the media

The truly global media empires - Rupert Murdoch's, for example, or Time Warner - have learnt, usually the hard way, that they cannot merely pump their American programmes into other countries and expect to replicate domestic success. Rupert Murdoch's Star TV offers "localised" TV in India, for example, when it realised that the competition could win viewers by transmitting a uniquely local brand of culture, judiciously mixed with borrowings from the US.

Viacom in frame to bid for Pearson

Acquisitive US entertainment giant considered a 'good fit' with British media group

Vodka advert sealed with a gay kiss

MARIANNE MACDONALD

Jackson 'faking health problems'

JOHN CARLIN

Viacom chief warns of danger from Murdoch

The American entertainment tycoon Sumner Redstone has accused his rival Rupert Murdoch of posing a threat to the right of free speech.

Demerger is music to EMI

LEADING City broker SBC Warburg may lose at least half a client as records-to-TV-rental giant Thorn-EMI presses on with the planned pounds 4bn- plus demerger of its music division.

You pays your dues...

From Chicago mail office to Harrods shoe department: it's been an education. Jasper Rees goes on the PR stump with John Prine

Freedom to get it wrong

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

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Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links