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A report by children's charity the NSPCC revealed the extent of Savile's offending over several decades

Michelle Obama: What the US First Lady really thinks about turning 50

The First Lady on confidence, achievement and the all-important issue plaguing the female face of a nation: plastic surgery

Relationships strained between the two after Obama slammed West for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs in 2009

Barack Obama says that 'Kanye West’s music is outstanding', but he’d rather hang out with the reality TV cast of Duck Dynasty

Relationships strained between the two after Obama slammed West for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs in 2009

Tom Cruise with his daughter Suri

Tom Cruise lawyer says words were 'distorted' over comparison between career and soldier at war

Tom Cruise's lawyer has defended his client over allegations that the film star considers aspects of his career as gruelling as fighting in Afghanistan.

Actress Leah Remini, pictured here in 2011

King of Queens star Leah Remini plans to write tell-all Scientology memoir

US actress joined the controversial religion in the 1970s

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith arrive at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 2013

Girlfriend Lea Michele 'grieving with Cory Monteith's family' after Glee star's death

The actress released a statement following the toxicology report and continues to ask for he privacy to be respected

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Glee's Lea Michele 'inconsolable' after sudden death of on-screen and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith

Glee star Lea Michele has been left “inconsolable” after the sudden death of her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith on Saturday.

Finn from Glee admitted to rehab

Glee star Cory Monteith has been admitted to rehab for 'substance addiction'.

Family business: Richard Gere and Brit Marling play father and daughter in the drama ‘'Arbitrage'

Richard Gere and the morality of power

Nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance, the 63-year-old actor plays a billionaire broker in his new film Arbitrage. It was easy to sympathise with him, he explains

Rolling Stone's ‘50 Funniest People Now’ vs ‘People's Sexiest’: Can you be funny and hot?

Brief relief for those sick of endless magazine Hottest/ Sexiest / Most Beautiful lists: Rolling Stone has released its list of 'The Funniest People Now', which raises an interesting question: Is it humanly possible to be both extremely funny and extremely hot?

R-Patz and K-Stew top Forbes' list of highest-grossing Hollywood couple with

The real-life couple, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, appeared in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight franchise

Q: How much money does Brad Pitt carry in his wallet?

A: $1,100 (or £700)

Today's wacky web stories: Elevator anxiety, the Sarah Palin diet and John Lennon's letters

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Twilight star Kristen Stewart apologises to Robert Pattinson over Rupert Sanders affair

Kristen Stewart has apologised publicly to Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson following tabloid reports that she had a brief affair with her Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

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