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
British actor Dominic Cooper is in negotiations to star in a new film about legendary vampire Count Dracula.
Gillian Orr reports on the star’s odd choice of movie roles
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
Thousands of screaming fans lined the black carpet late on last night for the final Twilightfilm premiere as the cast of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 bid farewell to the franchise and its loyal followers.
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.
The President prepares to make some savage cuts
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
'On the Road' will be keenly awaited as the first film adaptation of Kerouac's classic book