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'Drop it like it's hot' rapper will feature in a television advert as part of the price comparison website's You’re So MoneySuperMarket campaign

The cool child

Fashion awareness - what's in, what's nerdy - now starts at five. But who's creating it? asks Deborah Holder

OJ trial wins world audience for the lawyer as superstar

IT HAS become a ritual. Every court day, Johnnie Cochran steps out of his black chauffeur-driven Isuzu, walks past a bellowing street preacher waving a "Jesus Saves" banner and glides through a clump of several dozen television crews awaiting his arrivalat the criminal courts building in downtown Los Angeles.

The station that won't stop letting its hair down

RADIO: In which Kenny Everett meets Richard Wagner, and Radio 3 launche s a dogged attempt to convince Robert Hanks it's a happening kind of place

FILM / Ryan Gilbey On Cinema

Has the MTV promo finally killed off the old phenomena of pop stars playing pop stars in the movies? Bands toil so hard to have those precious three minutes encapsulate their essence that the effort required to sustain a 90-minute feature would be tough to muster. The standards would need to be so much higher. When Elvis polished off 31 movies in 13 years, quality control was not on the agenda.

OJ puts up his fortune to clear name

THE American football hero, O J Simpson was arraigned yesterday on murder charges which he is preparing to fight with one of the toughest and most costly legal teams assembled for a criminal case in the United States. In a brief hearing, the former Buffalo Bill and part-time actor robustly told Los Angeles Superior Court that he was 'absolutely one hundred per cent not guilty' of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and an aspiring male model, Ronald Goldman.

SHOW PEOPLE / No pain, no gain: Henry Rollins

'NUMBER 50. Two girls and a man hold a baby in front of a mirror. They strangle it . . . Number 52. I'm in a room with Robert Duvall - he tells me everything I do is bullshit.' These are two of the 61 dreams which Henry Rollins relates in his book, Black Coffee Blues. The other 59 aren't a barrel of laughs either. This man has a lot of bad stuff in his head, and he is not afraid to share it with us. He has honed his life, in the same way that he has built up his body, into a finely tuned vehicle for self-expression.

Rapper trial

The red-hot rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, his bodyguard and another man pleaded innocent yesterday to charges that they murdered a man in a suburban Los Angeles park last summer, Reuter reports from Los Angeles.

ALBUMS / Dog leaves them begging for more

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Producer choice

In a crackdown on high-priced call-girl rings serving the entertainment industry, police arrested a Hollywood producer suspected of running a string of prostitutes, Reuter reports from Los Angeles. Ivan Nagy, the producer of the television series Starsky and Hutch, was arrested at a restaurant and accused of inducing women to become prostitutes.
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