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The pop star and his ‘people’ made sure they threw fans a musical tit-bit before he handed himself in at a Toronto police station

Number one: X Factor star Jahmene Douglas

Mixed success for X Factor stars as Jahmene Douglas hits number one but One Direction lose out to Avicii

X Factor veterans had mixed fortunes at the top of the charts this week as Jahmene Douglas went straight in at number one with his debut album but One Direction lost out to all-conquering Avicii in the singles.

Brandon Flowers of The Killers, who headlined the final night of T in the Park

The Killers close T in the Park with Travis and Joy Division covers

The last day at Scotland's biggest music festival also saw sets from Frank Ocean and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Video: T in the Park artists

Watch the videos below to take in tracks from some of the artists at this year's T in the Park festival.

Album review: Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail (Virgin EMI)

“Welcome to the magnum opus,” he insists and his 12th album is certainly magnum: 59 often leaden, mostly hubristic minutes to make that 1215 Grand Charter seem like light relief.

Video: Rihanna and Kings of Leon

Watch the videoes below to view hits from both Rihanna and the Kings of Leon whose gigs were reviewed this week.

Canadian teenage pop star Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber apologises for smoking cannabis...and searches for the future Mrs Bieber

‘Squeaky clean’ teen pop idol Justin Bieber has apologised for smoking cannabis on Saturday Night Live.

Cecil Womack: Half of the husband-and-wife duo known for their soul hits of the 1980s

Cecil Womack: Half of the husband-and-wife duo known for their soul hits of the 1980s

Bobby Womack admitted he'd had an affair with Linda; the brothers did not speak for years

Poll: The Mrs Carter Tour shows Beyonce uses her married name professionally, would you?

Beyonce has wisely chosen the day following her Super Bowl triumph to announce world tour dates for 2013, with UK dates in April and May. So far, so expected, but there is one surprise. She's called the tour "The Mrs. Carter Show", a reference to her 2008 marriage to Jay Z (aka Shawn Knowles-Carter; Jay Z is rumoured to have taken on Beyonce's surname 'Knowles' in 2009).

Mother Teresa by Kelvin Okafor

In pictures: Drawn to perfection - the pencil portraits

Do not adjust your screen: the above portraits are not the products of a camera but the steady hand and sharp pencil of a London artist with an astonishing eye for detail.

One To Watch: Angel, musician, 24

Hailed as the new face of British R&B by Radio 1, Sirach Charles (aka Angel) from London's Shepherd's Bush was writing and producing for Pixie Lott and Roll Deep before he was signed to Island Records.

James Franco is being sued by a former professor for 'disparaging and inaccurate public statements'

WATCH: James Franco leads the pack of Justin Bieber imitators

It's been a hard few weeks for multi-millionaire teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. First this crazy man with a tattoo of Bieber on his leg was foiled in a kidnap plot, then his Ferrari was involved in a tragic and fatal accident, and last week Bieber was caught smoking a dubious substance and forced to apologise to fans on Twitter - some of whom took their support for him to bizarre extremes.

Taylor Swift celebrates her three awards in an elegant cream and silver gown designed by J.Mendel at the MTV EMA last night

'Insecure' Taylor Swift triumphs at MTV Europe Music Awards

The "insecure" Taylor Swift triumphed at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), picking up three gongs.

Album: The Weeknd, Trilogy (Universal Republic)

The Weeknd is Abel Tesfaye, an Ethiopian-Canadian R&B singer whose debut triple-album comprises the three albums he made freely available throughout 2011, recorded with producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo.

Travel Challenge: A ‘twixmas’ break in Britain

Each week we ask three companies to offer us their best deal for specific break. Today: a post-Christmas break in the UK. Prices are per person, based on two sharing, for three nights' accommodation from 27 December.

1. Lace ball pendant shade, £36.98, B&Q. A cut-out lampshade diffuses the light and casts lacy shadows. 0845 609 6688, diy.com

Play the lace card: Add some Victoriana drama with a frilling touch

1. Lace ball pendant shade

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system