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

Fallon comeback starts with losers

Six-times champion jockey Kieren Fallon, whose career could have been destroyed by a race-fixing trial and a drugs ban, made his comeback today after nearly two years but could only manage a second and a fourth in his first two rides at Lingfield Park.

Shooting star: The extraordinary unseen photographs of Paul Newman

Next week, an extraordinary series of unseen photographs will be unveiled to mark the first anniversary of the death of Paul Newman. Carola Long is granted an exclusive sneak preview

Kristen Stewart - The Twilight zone

Kristen Stewart's role as Bella in the films of Stephenie Meyer's vampire novels have made her a superstar. Lesley O'Toole meets the teen sensation

Sienna Miller: 'It's good to play a bad girl'

Sienna Miller’s new movie role may chime with her public image, but is she misunderstood? She talks to Gill Pringle about boyfriends, body issues and why she hates the paparazzi

Lady Gaga, Brixton Academy, London

Artists such as Little Boots and La Roux may be grabbing the critical plaudits at the moment, but for sheer effort Lady Gaga is impossible to ignore. Every day there appears to be another set of pictures in the tabloids of an outlandishly attired Stefani Germanotta, resulting in accusations that she is doing nothing more than merely trying to generate controversy and column inches in a cold and calculated grab for pop stardom.

Obama tries to have it both ways with media

Press banned from photographing Sasha and Malia at the White House

Police quiz Robbie Williams after paparazzi robbed at gunpoint

A Bahamian police commander says detectives are investigating a weekend robbery of two paparazzi shortly after they snapped pop idol Robbie Williams on a beach.

Candid Cameron Diaz

You may think that Cameron Diaz's latest role, playing the mother of a dying child, is a blatant Oscar bid – but she denies it. The actress tells Gill Pringle what her real motivation is for taking on such a hard-hitting part

Lily Allen admits: 'I feel like a caged animal'

Pop singer reveals her anger and distress at being 'followed by 20 men with cameras all day'

Fame, fashion and victory over the paparazzi

Lily Allen is unpacking. At least, I'm told it's Lily Allen. The bustling little figure in a baggy Aberdeen football shirt and jeans looks more like a 14-year-old boy than a 23-year-old pop star, and the kind of 14-year-old boy who is still fond of his Lego at that.

Kanye's mid-life crisis

He was a shining light amid the gangsta rappers. But Kanye West's arrest in Los Angeles is the latest incident to tarnish his image, says Guy Adams

Minister back at work, days after giving birth

Rachida Dati was the most scrutinised of all French cabinet ministers when she arrived at the Elysée Palace yesterday.

James Lawton: Cipriani's talent pawned to the cult of celebrity

Jonny Wilkinson had been sending Cipriani text messages of support

Miller launches landmark bid to banish the paparazzi

Actress sues photographic agency over 'harassment'

Caught on camera: Darryn Lyons' London home

He has homes around the world, but paparazzo Darryn Lyons loves living in London with his Andy Warhol paintings, chandeliers and four-poster beds
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links