Arts and Entertainment Sam Faiers will not be joining the I'm A Celebrity jungle after rumours suggested she would be

The Only Way Is Essex star will not join her ex-fiancé in the jungle after all

Album: Nicole Scherzinger, Killer Love (Polydor)

How to translate group success into solo stardom? It's pop's million-dollar question, but don't cha bet on the Pussycat Doll/sometime X Factor judge answering it with a debut that bludgeons the listener with faux-raunchy Euro-dance before flatlining with the obligatory earnest balladry and a Sting duet. At 14 tracks, it's at least 12 too long, much of it imaginably pilfered off Rihanna's reject pile. As papa Cowell might say, you really didn't make that album your own.

LA Reid expected to be X Factor judge

Simon Cowell has appointed Def Jam chairman Antonio 'L.A.' Reid as the first 'X Factor' judge.

Snoop Dogg scared of Gaga sex

Snoop Dogg would be too scared to have sex with Lady Gaga as he thinks she is "weird as f**k".

The tycoon, the temptress, and a TV station in turmoil

Everybody agrees that the Electric Barbarellas can't sing. So what does the billionaire controller of MTV see in the band? And why is he so touchy about it?

Lewis Hamilton and Pussycat Doll split

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger have split after two years, it was announced today.

Eighties remakes - Now they're dancing to a different tune

The Eighties revival is all well and good, says Sarah Hughes, but frothy remakes of some of the decade's best loved films, including 'Fame' and 'Footloose', seem to be seriously missing the point

Frisky and Mannish's School of Pop, Underbelly, Edinburgh

Have you ever wondered what Chesney Hawkes mixed with Coldplay would sound like? Or who would win in a battle of the Kates (Nash and Bush)? Or how the Pussycat Dolls might have turned out if they'd met at the end of the pier rather than in the Viper Room?

Prom 42: Indian Voices 2 – Bollywood, Royal Albert Hall, London

Bollywood night has a few bumps

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It's taken most of the world long enough to recognise a band with a heart and great songs

Lady Gaga, Heaven, London

Out of the many female singers who at the beginning of the year were being hailed as the sound of 2009, Lady GaGa is first out of the starting blocks, scoring a number one single both here and across the Atlantic with "Just Dance", an electronic pop ode to getting wasted.

Get dancing for a happier (and longer) life

Get jiggy. It might seem an unlikely message to come from the Government, but boosted by the appeal of shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, dance is being increasingly promoted as a way to sashay to good health.

How do I look? Latasha Malik, Haircare entrepreneur, age 31

No matter how beautiful someone is, a bad outfit can ruin their whole look. Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls is a prime example: she needs to sack her stylist. It's not that what she wears is too revealing – after all, Madonna does raunchy very well. Some people just let themselves down with a lack of style.

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