The US government last night joined a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong that could see the disgraced cyclist and others named in the suit having to pay out $90m (£59m).
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Thursday 24 July 2008
Harry Potter author JK Rowling earned more than anyone else on any of Forbes' lists, with a total of $300m (£150m).
Saturday 19 July 2008
The home I grew up in... was a beautiful, very middle-class American colonial house. It was set over six acres of land and there was an apple orchard out the back. My dad got me selling the apples to our neighbours at an early age.
Saturday 21 June 2008
Saturday 07 June 2008
Since James Bradley's Gothic thriller The Resurrectionist was first published a year ago it has, to be kind, enjoyed modest sales. The tale of Edinburgh body-snatchers in the murderous era of Burke and Hare has sold fewer than 300 copies.
Saturday 31 May 2008
Wednesday 28 May 2008
Monday 26 May 2008
Thursday 22 May 2008
The Commons' passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill without the Tories' proposed "common-sense" amendments insisting on a "father or male role model" has sparked yet another debate about children's need for father-figures.
Sunday 18 May 2008
What is not immediately obvious as you stroll into the open-plan, 17th-floor offices of Tommy Hilfiger, brightly lit by windows that stare down New York's Hudson River, is whether you are entering the home of a fashion house or a music label. Sure there are racks of pick'n'mix clothes rolled across the aisles and a fashion shot or two on the desks, but the walls are adorned by guitars, photographs of rock and rap stars, and album covers. In one frame sits the Tommy Hilfiger sweater worn by Michael Jackson in a Vogue feature. In another, the designer himself posing with Mick Jagger. In a third, a broody black-and-white still of Tommy and his three brothers – Andy, Bobby and Billy (who died of a brain tumour in 2001) – looking every inch the rock band.
Sunday 20 April 2008
The South Beach sunshine is splitting the palm trees in the fantastically froufrou garden overlooking the pool at the Delano Hotel. In the midst of this Miami cliché sits Jamie Oliver, the epitome of the Brit abroad, mulling over the question of how to crack America. But he's not being given much of a chance – every few minutes a passer-by butts into our conversation ("I'm your biggest fan!") and pulls out a camera. On each occasion he is polite, patient and poses with a trademark grin. "I love that," he says, as we're left alone. "They always say 'Sorry to interrupt', then they start talking for 10 minutes. Being known in America, it's horrible. Imagine being really famous here..."
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Simon Cowell turned his "Mr Nasty" image on its head and paid off the mortgage of a couple whose three-year-old daughter has cancer.
Wednesday 06 February 2008
James Frey, the American writer who was first embraced and then publicly lambasted by Oprah Winfrey for his not-so-truthful drugs and prison memoir, A Million Little Pieces, is embarking on a literary genre where he would probably have been most comfortable from the start – novelistic fiction.
Sunday 20 January 2008
Wednesday 16 January 2008
Oprah Winfrey is getting her own television network. OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network – will debut next year in nearly 70 million homes with cable and satellite, as part of a deal with Discovery Communications. It will replace the Discovery Health network.
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