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Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer will be recognised with a special award at this year's Classic Brits.

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Marks & Spencer is dropping its successful "food porn" advertising campaign after five years, in a change of strategy designed to promote its products as value for money.

Man held over five-star hotel room body

A Saudi Arabian man has been found dead with serious head injuries in a hotel room, police said today.

Pandora: Licence to write: Bond girl turns to literature

Doing her bit to disprove the myth that all former Bond girls are destined for a life of obscure made-for-television films is one Fiona Fullerton.

Popstar to Operastar: Call that opera?

As celebrities are taught the basics in ITV's latest reality show, devotees say the programme cheapens and exploits the genre

Hot gossip: Ten years of Popbitch

Just a decade ago, stars of stage, screen and TV had little to fear from the media. But when a young celebrity-obsessed couple launched a weekly gossip email, the game changed forever.

Police warn TV star Myleene Klass over knife

Myleene Klass was said to be "aghast" and "bemused" today after being warned by police for waving a knife at youths who entered her garden.

Diva alert! High-maintenance women were much in evidence last week – with entourages and outrageous wishes

Do you turn right or left when entering a plane? Do you ask for a pint in a nightclub or demand Cristal? When negotiating a contract, would you generally prefer payment by cash, cheque or in kittens? If you give the former answer to any of these questions and you are reading this in the paper rather than having it sung to you by a choir of genetically engineered David Beckham lookalikes, shaved, oiled and wearing nothing but melted M&Ms, you are definitely not a diva. Fortunately for Britain's Mean Glamour Quotient, there are plenty of girls in town who are.

James Moore: Tough task for Bolland to spark Marks

Outlook A changing of the guard at the top of the corporate tree, with two tarnished companies that once arguably had claims to represent the best of Britain appointing two proven turnaround men in the hope that their spit and polish will restore their shine.

Holly Willoughby speaks of This Morning 'breast dress' nightmare

Holly Willoughby said her famously revealing Dancing On Ice dress had come back to haunt her as she prepared to make her debut on This Morning today.

Party Of The Week: Frolics in V-Festival's secret garden

Despite Oasis pulling out of their V Festival performance in Chelmsford, Essex at the weekend because Liam Gallagher had viral laryngitis – the mood was still buoyant backstage in the VIP area.

The return of Shooting Stars

Reeves and Mortimer are back with 'Shooting Stars'. James Rampton wonders why

Stressed-out listeners turn to classical

Radio audiences are turning to the soothing properties of classical music as a means of coping with the traumas brought on by the economic downturn, gloomy weather and summer exams, according to official listening statistics released yesterday.

Tearful Fern Britton quits This Morning sofa

Fern Britton wiped away tears today as she received a surprise video message from her former This Morning co-host John Leslie during star-studded farewell celebrations on her last day on the show.

Still 'no decision' on Fern Britton's replacement

ITV insisted has insisted that no decision had been made on who would replace Fern Britton on This Morning, following reports that Holly Willoughby was in line for the job.

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