Arts and Entertainment Musician Will.i.am

O2, London, Thursday December 5

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iTunes passes 10bn downloads

Online music store iTunes has passed the 10 billion milestone for download sales.

Party Of The Week: Pre-Grammy bash keeps guests up late

Comedian Russell Brand and his fiancée, the pop star Katy Perry, fooled around with Rihanna at Hollywood's pre-Grammy bash at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Hit & Run: Golden Gowns

Forget all usual Hollywood waffle about the actor's craft, what some of us really care about is the actor's dress sense. Fortunately this year's Golden Globes provided us with an entertaining crop of fashion blockbusters, classics and downright turkeys. Herewith, some of the key themes.

Album: Album: Flight Of The Conchords, I Told You I Was Freaky (Sub Pop)

Musical parody is a tough thing to carry off well, but Flight Of The Conchords have succeeded like none before, with a top 3 album in America now followed by this collection of songs from their second HBO series.

DVD review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Gavin Hood, 107 mins (12)

Young Logan (Hugh Jackman) claws his old man to death and goes on the run with his similarly clawed brother, Victor (Liev Schreiber – what in hell's teeth is he doing in this rot?).

Cultural Life: Kelly Osbourne

'I picked up a book called 'Daughters of Shame' by Jasvinder Sanghera at the airport because I needed something to read on the plane.'

Album: David Guetta, One Love (Virgin)

It opens with a piano rifft hat shamelessly steals from Coldplay's "Clocks", but it's not long beforethe familiar thud-thud thud of house music takes over, trampling all other musical influences in its wake.

Black Eyed Peas make US chart history

Will.i.am would love to say 'I told you so' to all the people who have bashed the Black Eyed Peas in the past, but he won't - even though the group just made history on the Billboard charts.

My Fantasy Band: Marina Diamandis, Marina and the Diamonds

Vocals - Brody Dalle
The Distillers frontwoman's voice is really raw and quite aggressive, but completely beautiful at the same time; she doesn't really sound like a woman. And she's an amazing frontperson: so much energy. I really want to see her new band Spinnerette, but it seems that every time they play over here I have a gig on myself, so I miss them. I'd love to meet her one day.

Tinchy Stryder returns to top of the chart

Tinchy Stryder has shot back to the top of the UK singles chart with his latest hit Never Leave You.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton punched

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton says he got a black eye from the manager of the Black Eyed Peas.

Album: The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. (Polydor)

The title apparently stands for "The Energy Never Dies", will.i.am's response to what he perceives as the end of a music industry "paradigm", but which is simply a shift in retailing structure.

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