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The interiors designer turned hip-hop groupie turned cabaret star has released an album called 'Midnight Matinee'. Watch his music video for Total Control below:

Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London

Allure we never tire of, and hints of how it's done

Geisha-infused glamour at Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Prive dedicated his collection of wildly expensive made-to-measure skintight column dresses and painted-on pantsuits to the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

News of the World accused of hacking Milly Dowler's phone

A private detective working for the News of the World is accused of hacking into Milly Dowler's voicemail after she went missing, a lawyer for the murdered schoolgirl's parents said today.

David Heyman: Man behind the magic

With the last of the eight Harry Potter films about to sweep the UK, their producer is emerging as the key figure in the franchise's staggering success

Phone hacking 'added to psychological trauma' of Gascoigne

Lawyers for former England star Paul Gascoigne yesterday spoke of the damaging effects on him of alleged phone-hacking by the News of the World as he was named as one of the key test cases being brought by alleged victims of voicemail interception.

Preview: Glamour of the Gods

Vintage prints of the stars of Hollywood's 'Golden Age' will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from 7 July.







Sarah Sands: Habitat showed us the way – and then we moved on

The rise and fall of famous shops is social history. Why did we fall out of love with Habitat? Was it them or was it us? Has the timid young provincial couple "going designer" become a thing of the past? Or does a retail concept, however good, die if it does not develop?

Zsa Zsa's frail - but her feuding family are fighting fit

The photo was the final insult. Taken in the bedroom of her French Revival mansion, it showed a frail, bewildered, and gravely ill Zsa Zsa Gabor. Having been confined to an automated bed for most of the past year, she was gamely struggling to get a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne to her once-pouting lips.

Leading article: Sign of the times

It's not quite over; three Habitat stores will remain for the time being in London.

Habitat may be sold to Argos owner

The home furnishings store Habitat could soon be sold to the owner of the Argos and Homebase retail chains. Home Retail Group is said to be in talks to buy the firm, which has 71 stores worldwide, including 35 in the UK.

Montenegro: A high-end hideaway on the Adriatic

This fragment of the former Yugoslavia once lured celebrities to its shores. Can a new luxury enclave help to put it back on the map?

Will the home library survive the surge of the e-book?

"I've not actually read any of them. I just love the bindings." So said the actress Davinia Taylor earlier this year when she decided to put her house on the market – complete with its carefully-sourced collection of classic books. Rarely removed from their perch on a bookcase in the living room, their primary purpose was to disguise Taylor's walk-in fridge. And so, with the fridge no longer destined to be a feature in her life, the books were deemed redundant.

Kim Kardashian feels sexy after exercise

Kim Kardashian feels sexiest when she has been to the gym.

160 jobs in store at new John Lewis

Retail giant John Lewis is to open another new store, creating 160 jobs, it was announced today.

Simon Carr: All Ed really lacks are the qualities that make a good prime minister

Sketch: He needs perhaps just a tad more character, personality, poise, certainty, eloquence, precision, charm, wit, reach, grasp, grace, definition, depth...
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