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Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that  the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.

Suzman (left) says of Cattrall: 'She was scathing about Sex and the City 2 to me, but she knows perfectly well that those [films], while ghastly, are her bread and butter, and everything else she does is jam; she and I only do jam together.'

How We Met: Janet Suzman & Kim Cattrall

Janet Suzman, 73

Downton and Mad Men go head-to-head in Emmys

A humble housemaid will take on a blue-blooded dowager in the battle for a prestigious TV honour after Downton Abbey led the British pack at the Emmy Awards nominations.

Sophie Heawood on graduates: 'We felt pretty sorry for you – until you started moaning.'

HBO's Girls - Here comes trouble

Critics loved Lena Dunham's new series – till they saw it, and all hell broke loose.

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Cultural Life: Irvine Welsh, novelist

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Manhattan transfer: The Mexican Habita group has brought its sleek design to New York's hotel scene

24-hour room service: Hôtel Americano, New York City

Mex luxe goes north to West 27th Street

Jimmy Choo CEO Tamara Mellon

High and mighty: the truth about shoe sales

As Tamara Mellon quits Jimmy Choo, Harriet Walker wonders whether women will kick their addiction to expensive heels

Letter from Simon Kelner: Carnival hero could be a champion for M&S

Yesterday, the model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was unveiled as the new face of Marks & Spencer in a multiple-million pound advertising campaign you will have difficulty avoiding over the autumn.

The age of romance

Whatever our life stage, lifestyle or background, we’re all connected by one common theme - the quest for love; but how does our life stage affect our attitudes towards looking for the one especially when it comes to online dating? Independent Dating takes a look.

Patricia Field: David Cameron? He's gotten so fat, it's really bad!

She may be ambassador for a fabric softener, but the Emmy-winning designer is not afraid to rub people up the wrong way. She supports the shamed John Galliano – and speaks her mind when it comes to our PM. Kate Youde meets Patricia Field

Sex and the City writer goes for broke with new comedy

It puzzled even Sex and the City's most ardent fans.

Dallas: The oil barons are back

Dallas was bold and brash, the ultimate Eighties soap. But will anyone tune in to the 21st century remake? By Sarah Hughes

Christina Patterson: There's a lot to be said for the practical approach to marriage

Was it love at first sight? Was it, when the 29-year-old Chinese American met the 66-year-old Australian American, one of those meetings when you suddenly feel your heart flip over, and your cheeks go hot? Was it one of those moments when you look up and into someone's eyes and feel that what you're seeing is their soul? And that what you now need to do, more than anything else in the world, is climb into their arms?

The sun lounger also rises...but not just yet

Don't even try to kid yourself that this holiday will see you wading through literary tomes or worthy political memoirs. We know what you want

Kim Cattrall doesn't want to look younger

Kim Cattrall has "no desire" to look like she is 20.

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