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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

Cory Monteith at the GQ Men of the Year Party, 2012
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele at the Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, 8 June 2013

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

The Sarah Palin diet, the kidnap that wasn't, a motor-tricycle hearse, the John Lennon letters and why do we behave so oddly in lifts?

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart star in films competing at Cannes

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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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone