Is the show over for Beyoncé?

She always said she'd give up performing to have a family when she hit 30. Now she's 29 and pregnant. Rob Sharp reports

Fake breasts, fake tan, fake storylines?

The Only Way is Essex was a ratings winner – and now it's won a Bafta. As the latest 'structured reality' show, Geordie Shore, hits our screens, Adam Sherwin explores the genre that's taking over TV

Gaga’s beef dress... and fashion for every food group

To look like a piece of meat is not normally what a glamour puss aims for when she dons a posh frock and heaps on the jewellery. But that’s exactly the impression pop Queen Lady Gaga decided to give at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday, when she picked up 8 gongs clad in a gown made from raw meat.

Why forgiveness is a dish best served cold for Taylor Swift

As musical feuds go, it wasn't exactly Oasis versus Blur – but the resolution that came last night was a big moment nonetheless. Twelve months after the rapper Kanye West visited mortification upon the music industry by insulting its youthful superstar Taylor Swift at 2009's MTV Video Music Awards, the country singer used this year's ceremony to sing a song of forgiveness – and, to everyone's relief, Kanye smiled.

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.

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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.

Tom Sutcliffe: The art of the recession

What will unemployment do for art? In the case of the Lehman employees, reported on in this paper earlier this week, the answer was relatively straightforward. It resulted in a bit more of it, several of them having pooled their unexpected reserves of leisure team and energy to create a theatre company – along with much talk of finding more fundamental values in life and getting in touch with the stuff that really matters.