Arts and Entertainment Glory days: US singer Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.

Predatory paedophile who changed his name to Michael Jackson jailed indefinitely for 'truly horrific' abduction and sexual assault of 10-year-old boy

A predatory paedophile who changed his name to Michael Jackson has been jailed indefinitely for the ‘truly horrific’ abduction and sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy.

Outsiders: Kurt Cobain with Courtney Love

Smells like teen spirit, all over again

Dig out your Doc Martens: grunge is back, with new releases from stalwarts of the scene and a host of young pretenders

James bond drinking Heinken in Skyfall? Whatever next...

James Bond has always been a materialistic man, but this amount of product placement is taking the McVitie's.

The Fashion Audit: Michael Jackson's costumes, Twilight make-up and Princesse Tam Tam

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

First Night: Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, O2 Arena, London

At last, Jackson appears at the O2 (but this off the wall tribute is no thriller)

Album: Lisa Marie Presley, Storm & Grace (Island)

Presley gets back on track, with help from her friends

Mitt Romney addresses an audience in Iowa, a key 'swing state' in the election

Mitt Romney on the up in Iowa while Barack Obama attacks him over Big Bird

Republican candidate riding high after TV triumph with polls showing major gains

Geri Halliwell, Alexandra Burke and Blue among stars to perform on West End for Children in Need

Stars including Geri Halliwell will tread the boards in the West End to raise money for Children In Need.

Katherine Jackson said she was in Arizona on doctor's orders

I was unaware I was missing, says Michael Jackson's mother

The mystery of Michael Jackson's mother's disappearance was resolved with the release of court papers that said she was kept from communicating with outsiders while at a resort and was unaware she had been reported missing.

Bad relations: Michael Jackson's will has seen squabbles between his siblings, including Janet and his children Paris, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II

Jackson children custody dispute likely to reach court

In the wake of a family dispute that spilled into the media, the living arrangements and guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children are expected to be determined by an upcoming court hearing.

Why would Tom Hanks support Aston Villa?

The tale of Tom Hanks - super Aston Villa fan

Why would a well-known and popular actor, who, some critics might say, has left his glory days behind him, choose to support a team like Aston Villa?

Page 3 Profile: Katherine Jackson, matriarch

The low-down on today's newsworthy names

Jeff Koons: The Painter and the Sculptor, Liebieghaus and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Jeff Koons's kohl-eyed Michael Jackson is at home among the pharaohs in a double bill that shows a magpie artist at his best

Michael Jackson

Barack Obama owes his presidency to Michael Jackson, says late singer's brother Jermaine

Barack Obama would not have made it to The White House had it not been for Michael Jackson, according to an emotional testimony from the late singer’s brother.

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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

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Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
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Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable