News Kanye West is a suspect in another battery investigation after he allegedly punched an 18-year-old boy for hurling racial abuse at his fiancée, Kim Kardashian.

West is already facing charges of battery after a separate altercation with a photographer, Daniel Ramos, at LAX Airport last summer

Letters: Nightmare of wealth and fame

With the sort of money that pop, film and sports stars earn, it can be difficult for ordinary people to feel sympathetic to their situations. Yet for the famous, quite removed from the superficial pampering they receive, there are many challenges and dangers that the non-celebrity does not have to cope with.

John Terry: Pictured before his most recent tribulations, England’s ex-captain has time to make nice

The art of the car window interview

You've run the gauntlet of the press and are safe inside your Merc, right? Wrong. For today's celebrities, Luke Blackall offers his advice

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Windmill, London

Sam Duckworth moseying through a Brixton pub in baseball cap and outsize plastic chain is a sight that could alarm his fans.

Luke Blackall: Down in celebrity clubland, Monday is the new Friday

Man About Town: Anyone can fill a nightclub at weekends, it is presumed, but to create a successful mid-week venue is far trickier.

America needs us, Mr President

If politicians and police commissioners want a street-level view, they read crime writer Michael Connelly

Liz Hurley surrounded by paparazzi outside her home

Paparazzi reluctant to have the media focus turned on them

One of the UK’s biggest paparazzi agencies has itself become the target of a media frenzy after a week in which a succession of witnesses at the Leveson Inquiry turned the spotlight onto those behind the camera.

Sun, sand and style: Welcome to Turkey’s jet-set destination

The sophisticated Cesme Peninsula – for years the preserve of well-heeled locals – has begun to lure British travellers with the promise of a very different kind of Turkish beach holiday

Betwixt! Trafalgar Studio 2, London

There are boy-meets-girl and boy-meets-boy musicals. It is a fairly safe bet, though, that this is the first boy-meets-disembodied-head-with-Bavarian-accent tuner. Will it set off a trend? The love between this unlikely couple is at the centre of an endearingly daft and reprehensibly enjoyable show, written and directed by Ian McFarlane.

Self-styled Lady Gaga flounces off after unfashionable defeat

Flamboyant Mattek-Sands fails to live up to her own billing as the American exits with graceless complaint

Spring, By David Szalay

Its (few) flaws are frustrating – but the gorgeous articulacy of Szalay's new love story is something to which most writers can only aspire

The secret life of animals

The Smithsonian's database of thousands of 'candid camera' shots gives a fascinating insight into wild behaviour

Ryan Phillippe - The thirty-something teen star clicks at last

As Reese Witherspoon's husband, Ryan Phillippe hated being a target for paparazzi. So it took a change of heart to play a snapper in his latest role. By Kaleem Aftab

Lady Gaga 'to cast transsexuals in video'

Lady Gaga is rumoured to be casting transsexuals in the video for 'Born This Way'.

Ol' blue eyes is back: Ryan Gosling's leading role in Blue Valentine has been a long time coming

Ryan Gosling burst into the public consciousness playing the pretty boy heartthrob in the weepy mega-hit The Notebook, but it's as a man who has trouble with women that he's getting all the awards acclaim.

Face mask that's so good every crook wants one

US manufacturer in the dock after disguise is linked to robberies.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee