Arts and Entertainment Beyonce secretly released her entire new album on iTunes

On Friday, as Beyoncé was casually posting pictures of vegan cupcakes to her Instagram account, the internet was in a state of frenzy over the news that she had also uploaded something else to the web – her long-awaited fifth album.

A still from the advert showing the line-up of suspects

US soft drinks company PepsiCo apologises for 'Mountain Dew' advert branded 'arguably the most racist commercial in history'

The online advert shows a battered white woman on crutches being urged to identify a suspect from a line-up of black men and a goat

Beyonce with her father and former manager Mathew Knowles

Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles speaks of 'incredibly painful' departure as her manager

Knowles says it was hard to let Beyoncé go after managing her for 20 years

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Why the bad feeling for footballers on the rich list?

Yesterday Goal.com published their annual rich list - and the majority of the players on it, says the site's Managing Editor, do a huge amount of good for charity

Looks good, sounds good: The F-type's launch in Paris this week was accompanied by Lana Del Rey, dedicating her new serenade, 'Burning Desire', to the car, with even her lipstick matched to the Jaguar's red paintwork. The song, and seven other tracks on her latest album, will be used as the soundtrack to a 15-minute promo directed by Ridley Scott

Lana Del Rey talks 'strident creative beliefs' as 'Burning Desire' video promotes Jaguar

Queen of sultry pop Lana Del Rey has a new rival. It is a sleek red Jaguar F-Type which competes for attention with the singer in her new music video "Burning Desire".

Looks good, sounds good: The F-type's launch in Paris this week was accompanied by Lana Del Rey, dedicating her new serenade, 'Burning Desire', to the car, with even her lipstick matched to the Jaguar's red paintwork. The song, and seven other tracks on her latest album, will be used as the soundtrack to a 15-minute promo directed by Ridley Scott

Lana Del Rey talks 'strident creative beliefs' as 'Burning Desire' video promotes Jaguar

Queen of sultry pop Lana Del Rey has a new rival. It is a sleek red Jaguar F-Type which competes for attention with the singer in her new music video "Burning Desire".

Beyoncé signs 'unique' $50m brand ambassador deal with Pepsi

The former Destiny's Child star's very own Pepsi challenge involves allowing her face to appear on cans and bottles and an ad campaign timed to coincide with the release of her new album

Eva with her father at her wedding in 1992

Family of tragic Tetra Pak heiress to boycott inquest

The mother of drug-addict Eva Rausing, whose body was found under bin bags in July, will be flying to Barbados instead, she tells Sanchez Manning

Britvic is hurt by recall of Fruit Shoot

Profits have tumbled at Britvic, the maker of the Robinsons brand, after it suffered a hit from the recall of its Fruit Shoot children's drink and the wet summer weather in the UK.

Soft drinks: It's not just the bottle that'll have a nipped-in waist

Fresh from the supermarket shelves of the world's most enduringly inventive country, a truly revolutionary concept – Pepsi that is not only low fat, but actually stops other foods from making you fat.

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Lord Coe sparks confusion and anger over Olympics sponsorship row

Spectators who try and enter Olympic venues wearing some types of branded clothing could be turned away, the head of the London Games said today.

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Eva Rausing's body lay undiscovered for a week at her Belgravia home, say police

Eva Rausing, the wife of an heir to the Tetra Pak fortune, may have lay dead for up to a week in a bedroom at the couple's £50m central London home, it emerged yesterday.

Rausing in 2008: she met her husband in a rehabilitation clinic

Eva Rausing: Philanthropist and heiress who struggled against drug addiction

Eva Rausing, who has died aged 48, was one of Britain's richest women and part of a dynasty which owed its wealth to an everyday household item, the "Tetra Pak". The invention, which was first brought to market by her husband's grandfather, Ruben Rausing, revolutionised the transport and storage of milk and juices. Her father-in-law moved to the UK from Sweden in 1982 and sold his half-share of Tetra Pak in 1996, making $7 billion.

Stephen Foley: Why Americans have got themselves in a froth over super-sized soft drinks

US Outlook The image of the sedentary, pop-swilling American is more than a stereotype; one in three people here is obese, and the numbers are going up, along with the incidences of chronic disease, such as diabetes, that disproportionately afflict the overweight. There are many causes, inevitably, but one villain in particular is in the sights of government: the fizzy drinks industry.

Barack Obama teases David Beckham over his underwear ads

US President Barack Obama poked fun at one of sport's biggest stars at the White House on Tuesday, remarking that British soccer player David Beckham had a knack for combining athletic prowess with commercial appeal.

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