How extraordinary for a man - a stranger to most of us - to engender such warmth and respect that so many grown-ups feel bereft at the thought of his passing
Survey lays bare shocking state of British youths' general knowledge
...as final three contenders James Arthur, Christopher Maloney and Jahmene Douglas
Hastings locals launched a Go Away Chesney campaign after disappointment that he was the "mystery celebrity" coming to visit
A case of so many women, too little time.
Rod Stewart has revealed that he got tired and bored of sex because so many women threw themselves at him at the height of his fame.
Kings of Leon's cancelled US tour could cost up to $15 million.
The Week in Arts
Nick Clarke of <a href="http://Hg2" target="new">www.hg2.com</a> luxury city guides goes to town
Four discs of out-takes, alternate versions and "lost" sessions, covering three decades of, some might say, diminishing artistic achievement.
Paddy McAloon remembers it all too well: 23 January 2006, when the maverick genius behind Prefab Sprout was last able to sing his own songs. So how, asks Craig McLean, has he managed to create a new album in spite of a hearing disorder that has made his life a 'nightmare'?
In the search for a perfect partner, bigger is definitely better for the male of the species
Revered by Dave Godin and the early aficionados of soul, Maxine Brown – who's still singing – has failed to gain her rightful place in the pantheon, perhaps because her good-time, New York City pop-soul lacked southern sass or tragedy in the-making.
Sushi is good for you, and eating it makes you hip and healthy: the subliminal message behind the rash of new Japanese food joints all over Britain is hard to miss – and it goes a long way to explaining how, in the space of just a few years, cutely presented raw fish has become one of the country's favourite fast-food snacks.
Platinum rooster hair, leopard skin leggings and spandex silver vests were just some of the fashion atrocities committed by Rod Stewart, as he strutted his way through the nation's consciousness during the 1970s and 1980s. One of his most popular songs was entitled "You Wear It Well". But many would say Rod, generally, didn't. So perhaps it comes as something of a surprise that, deep into the 21st century, the Anglo-Scottish singer has decided to launch his own clothing range.
I am studying my contractual rights as an opera singer, so I am reading a lot of legal books, covering all of Europe. I read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I've always been interested in philosophical and religious themes in books, and I studied these subjects at university. I enjoyed the way the author put Mary Magdalene back in the spotlight because the importance of the role of women in the Church is often ignored.