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Sam Raimi's 'Drag Me to Hell' is leading a renaissance in the horror genre. Jaded by torture porn, Kaleem Aftab celebrates a return to more cerebral films that reveal the inner demons

Guy Adams: Doing deals with Dubai demeans Paris Hilton

Barack Obama isn’t the only American icon you’re about to see strutting down enormous red carpets in the Middle East. Paris Hilton has just announced that she’s moving to Dubai to make a new series of her reality TV show: “My New BFF.”

Paris Hilton: 'I'm not that superficial'

Paris Hilton says she's after a genuine best pal in the second US series of Paris Hilton's My New BFF.

Peaches shows off curves in Miss Ultimo

Peaches Geldof showed off her curves by modelling a lingerie range today.

Public displays of affection: frisky business

Paris is cavorting on the Croisette, Ronnie's getting carried away in a cab... Enough with all this public affection, says Harriet Walker

Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll and the Palme d'Or

As Cannes prepares to announce its winners, Jonathan Romney looks at the highs and lows

Party Of The Week: You Cannes be my best friend now

Oscar winner Penelope Cruz made it to the Hollywood Domino party at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night, despite a bout of food poisoning earlier in the day.

Margaret, BBC2; EastEnders, BBC1; Paris Hilton's British Best Friend, ITV2

Lindsay Duncan's portrayal of Thatcher during her last days as PM was so one-dimensional it was hard to care

No way to win friends: Is Paris Hilton's latest show is the nadir of reality TV?

Might Paris Hilton bring about the death of reality television as we know it? The perky, blonde, Barbie-doll heiress with a neat line in catchphrases – namely, "that's hot" and the coolly simpered "TTYN" (Talk To You Never) – makes for an unlikely harbinger of media meltdown. But with one bat of her mink false eyelashes and a sweep of her impeccably tanned and toned arm, she might just have sent a once mighty broadcasting edifice tumbling.

Monks pledge lush new life for 'the Paris Hilton of cows'

RSPCA donates animal to Hindu temple as apology for 'mercy' killing

World should focus on global warming not celebrities, says Gore

Al Gore, the former US vice-president and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the dangers of climate change, called on the world yesterday to focus more on global warming and less on celebrities, in particular, O J Simpson, Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/the-life-brow-7.html">The Life Browser: Hilton for America</a>

Back in August, John McCain attempted a half-baked attack ad on Barack Obama, likening him to frivolous celebrities Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

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