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David Cameron meets war heroes

Prime Minister David Cameron met heroes of the Battle of Britain at the start of a week of commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the RAF's historic struggle with Germany's Luftwaffe.

Lady Gaga dominates MTV awards

Lady Gaga caused a stir at the MTV Video Music Awards when she took to the stage in a matching dress, boots, hat and purse - that appeared to be made of cuts of raw beef.

The tycoon, the temptress, and a TV station in turmoil

Everybody agrees that the Electric Barbarellas can't sing. So what does the billionaire controller of MTV see in the band? And why is he so touchy about it?

CBS looks at streaming shows online

The US television network CBS is in talks to make its top shows available on the internet streaming service Hulu.com, in the latest sign that programme-makers are stepping up experiments with new ways to distribute their content.

Suge Knight and Kanye West face off in NYC over lawsuit

Battle-scarred rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and volatile hip-hop star Kanye West faced off yesterday over an argument involving a bullet — with a conference table between them.

The music videos that are gunning for trouble

An increase in edgy material has accompanied the migration of music videos from TV to the internet. Chris Mugan looks at recent risqué pop promos and asks: are they art?

Sweet dreams are made of building a media empire in sunny LA

Former Eurythmic Dave Stewart still plays guitar but his new book proves that he's also in tune with business. Richard Northedge meets him

Jesca Hoop - A leap of faith from somewhere off the grid

Jesca Hoop rejected religion and mainstream living alike before she found her voice and confidence as a songwriter. Now, Tom Waits is among the many fans singing her praises. Chris Mugan meets the characterful Californian singer

Going from gangsta to pranksta

BBC Radio's king of hip hop, Tim 'Big Dawg' Westwood, has revealed a talent for comedy and become a star on Twitter and YouTube.

Viacom and Google accuse other of YouTube hypocrisy

Viacom accused Google Inc of turning a blind eye to illegal video clips on its YouTube site in a bid to attract viewers, according to court documents released on Thursday.

Warner Bros takes control of Rocksteady as groups target video games

Media group strengthens grip in gaming industry in bid to make $1bn by 2013

US viewers furious over Idol star's S&M show

Broadcasting organisations were flooded with complaints about an S&M-themed performance by a reality show star at the American Music Awards, which included him kissing a male keyboard player.

The Vietnam vet who thinks MTV can make the world a better place

Bill Roedy runs MTV in 162 countries and hopes to unite people through music, with help from Fidel and Bono. Ian Burrell reports

Cabaret Katy kicks of MTV Awards

Katy Perry kicked off the MTV Europe Music Awards tonight, asking: "Are you feeling sexy, Berlin?"

Caught in the Net: Through a Glasser, darkly

When I wrote about LA musician Glasser in these pages a few months back, I tritely pitched her somewhere between Kate Bush and Björk.

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