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

One Click Wonder: Embarassing Speeches

Last Sunday’s Golden Globes saw our very own Kate Winslet steal the show with an acceptance speech of painfully histrionic proportions. Of course, she’s hardly the first star to expose herself to ridicule on the awards stage…

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Record label row means Madonna takes a holiday from YouTube

Music videos from Madonna, rapper TI and rock giants Red Hot Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin are among those that have started to disappear from YouTube after a row between the website's owner, Google, and the record label Warner Music.

Google and Warner Music row threat to YouTube

Music videos from Madonna, rapper TI and rock giants Red Hot Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin are among those that have started to disappear from YouTube after a row between the website’s owner, Google, and the record label Warner Music.

Sumner Redstone offers to sell cinema chain to head off banking trouble

Sumner Redstone, the octogenarian media mogul, has offered to sell the cinema chain that first made him a billionaire, in a desperate bid to hang on to the rest of his television and film empire.

Hits and misses: 15 years of MTV Europe Music Awards

Richard Godfrey, the mastermind behind the show, looks back on its best moments.

MySpace seals with Viacom to allow video clip sharing

Internet users who upload video pirated from the television may no longer find the clips being taken down or find themselves in trouble. Instead they may become an important part in helping broadcasters make money from the web.

MTV strikes deal to use Beatles songs in video game

MTV Networks announced on Thursday a deal to use songs by The Beatles in a custom video game similar to its popular "Rock Band" video, marking the groundbreaking band's first major plunge into digital music.

Russell Brand's controversial career

Russell Brand has never been one for a quiet life.

Sarah Silverman: Funny woman or foul-mouthed racist?

When Sarah Silverman performs her first British stand-up show tonight, no taboo will go unbroken. But is she merely a pretty girl with a filthy mouth, or is there more to her comedy than equal-opportunities offensiveness?

Rick warned us he'd never say goodbye

The news that naff Eighties crooner Rick Astley is somehow in the running for Best Act Ever at the MTV Europe awards next month is both funny and mysterious. Why Rick? Where has he been all these years?

Tings can only get better: Why sudden pop success has not been easy on the Ting Tings

Last year, the Ting Tings were just a couple of failed musicians living in an old mill in Salford. Now, on the eve of a sell-out UK tour, the whole world wants a piece of them. No wonder the strain is beginning to tell...

Terence Blacker: Sound and fury in the wake of this financial crisis

A picture redolent of past brutalities has appeared in some newspapers. A middle-aged man, looking shamefaced and frightened, is being escorted by another man down a street. His hands are tied behind his back and around his neck is a large placard, bearing the hand-written words, "THIEF. I stole £845. Am on my way to Police Station."

Tony Bennett: The last great American voice

‘I sing great songs, written by the best songwriters. Trust me, people will be singing these songs for ever’

Pandora: Hirst gives a heart-shaped gift to support children's charity in need

Damien Hirst's record-breaking one-man art sale at Sotheby's this week has had its fair share of critics. The respected Australian critic, Robert Hughes, for one, said the megabucks auction showed "the extreme disproportion between Hirst's expected prices and his actual talent".

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