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LISA L'ANSON is a former MTV presenter and the voice behind Radio 1's weekend lunchtime shows. She is currently organising a three-day concert in Ghana on behalf of Luciano Pavarotti's charity, War Child.

Lewinsky to break silence on Clinton

MONICA LEWINSKY is set to break her silence on her affair with the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, in deals with British and American television. Channel 4 was last night on the brink of signing a pounds 400,000 deal with the former Whitehouse intern, whose silence has enabled her lawyers to instigate a global bidding war for her story.

Lewinsky to break her silence on Clinton affair

MONICA LEWINSKY is to break her silence on her affair with the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, in deals with British and American television. Channel 4 was last night on the brink of signing a pounds 400,000 deal with the former White House intern, whose silence has enabled her lawyers to instigate a global bidding war for her story.

Tuesday Books: Black novels in `noir' tradition

A LESSON BEFORE DYING BY ERNEST J GAINES, SERPENT'S TAIL, pounds 9.99 I CAN'T WAIT ON GOD BY ALBERT FRENCH, SECKER & WARBURG, pounds 9.99

Reducing slavery to a talk-show topic

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Television: It's a piece of faith-cake

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Letter From Hollywood: What makes Sammy sell?

When Budd Schulberg presented the manuscript of his now-notorious Hollywood novel What Makes Sammy Run? to his publishers at Random House in 1940, he was warned not to expect much in the way of sales. "The trouble," editor Bennet Cerf said, "is that people who read novels have no interest in Hollywood, and the people who go to movies don't read books."

Oprah lends her weight to thin lobby

BIG GIRLS don't cry. But newly trim ones do, especially when their reward for losing 20lb is their photograph on the cover of the fashion bible American Vogue.

Republicans reject talk of early deal

WHITE HOUSE efforts to spare Bill Clinton the ordeal of impeachment hearings suffered an early setback yesterday when senior Republicans rejected Democrat proposals for a deal. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, and the chairman of the House judiciary committee, Henry Hyde, also rejected Democrats' calls for a decision within 30 days, saying the committee should have time to complete its investigation first.

Britons go down the pub - for a good read

BRITONS are getting stuck into books like never before. The Government may be concerned that a quarter of adults suffer from very poor literacy - last week it launched the National Year of Reading to promote the consumption of novels - but it appears that the rest of us need little encouragement to keep turning the pages.

Ned Sherrin and John Birt love her. And so do you

All around Britain, middle-class people are are coming out of the closet about their predilection for 'Blind Date'. James Rampton finds out why it's now okay to love the irrepressible Cilla Black

Out of one closet, into the next one

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Literature: Expulsion from the garden

"The neighbours seemed pleased when the babies smothered. Probably because the mint-green Cadillac in which they died had annoyed them for some time. They did all the right things, of course: brought food, telephoned their sorrow, got up a collection; but the shine of excitement in their eyes was clear.
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