A face full of snails might not be your average person's idea of an expensive salon treatment, but that's just what Japan's high society have been shelling out for lately - at a cost of £65 for a five minute session.
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The Fall are back. Tim Cumming meets their unique, splenetic frontman
Justin Bieber’s fans may complain about a two-hour wait, but it was a different story for those in line to see Stephenie Meyer, the author of the bestselling Twilight novels.
Main image: Firby, £49.79, and magnetic frames, £12 a set, both John Lewis
The boy wizard has grown up and Twilight is ending – so we need a new mythical creature to go crazy for. Gillian Orr makes the case for water babes
Having begun to digest the first batch of DLC for Skyrim, I felt a slight sense of transformation come over me. Hair began to fall out, and my skin grew paler. I even began to appreciate the music of Annie Lennox. My teeth suddenly became sore and sharp, and I was no longer able to indulge in garlic-based meals.
A lesbian sex scene helped make ballet thriller Black Swan the most complained-about film last year.
Drive star Ryan Gosling is the favourite to take the lead role in a Hollywood adaptation of literary sensation 50 Shades of Grey according to Ladbrokes.
She made her name in the long-running vampire saga, but now Kristen Stewart is relishing playing a very different kind of role. Emma Jones meets the 'kick-ass' heroine of the new Snow White
There are few big contenders for the Palme d'Or in this mediocre year
Tim Burton's stalwart star gives good fang, but this gothic comedy feels about as fresh as stale garlic
Give us a villainous vampire we can get our teeth into, not one of these winsome wimps