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Kanye West will return to take centre stage at the urban musical festival

Seinfeld is axed - even he can't make Bill Gates look cool

He’s unlikely to miss the money, but Bill Gates is coming to terms with the fact that neither Jerry Seinfeld, nor a $300m (£160m) investment, can succeed in making him look cool.

The world’s richest man has axed Microsoft’s bizarre new television commercial, in which he starred alongside the New York comedian, just two weeks after a disastrous launch, when it was described as one of the worst ads in history.

You write the reviews: N*E*R*D, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Reviewed by Benedict Shaw

N.E.R.D, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

It would be a whole lot easier to approve of US funk-rock entourage N.E.R.D if their lead singer and musical guiding light Pharrell Williams wasn't clearly in the midst of such a passionate love affair with himself.

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Santogold may make perfect tunes for marketing cars and trainers, but she will never wow a crowd like Martha Reeves

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The Eighties were back at the men's shows. Will regular guys buy into red braces, pastel blazers and leggings? Jefferson Hack on the key looks for next summer

Album: N*E*R*D, Seeing Sounds (Star Trak)

Pharrell Williams is one of modern pop's more quixotic talents – purveyor of beats brisk and bouncy in his Neptunes guise, but an attempt at fronting his own solo project resulted in one of the worst albums of recent years.

Album: Madonna, Hard Candy (Warner)

For the record, I'm neither ageist nor a prude. But when, four tracks into Madonna's 11th studio album 'Hard Candy', the 49-year-old Queen of Pop starts monotonously cooing "see my booty get down" while Pharrell Williams pants desperately over the top, my immediate reaction is sheer, hair-standing-on-end embarrassment.

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