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Pop Tart: The devil wears lipstick

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Fashion: The long and short of it

The ups and downs of the A-listers' private lives have long been public fodder; and at the New York Costume Institute's annual gala last week, the red carpet was awash with celebrity highs and lows – but this time, it was hemlines.

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Portfolio, the $125m 'Vogue for the business set', folds in face of slump

It was meant to be Vanity Fair or Vogue for the international business set, a chunky monthly tome crammed to its glossy gills with ads for expensive watches, private jets and second or third homes. But, with the international business elite on their knees, amid the wreckage of the credit crisis, it is closing time too for Portfolio magazine, launched just two years ago by luxury publishers Condé Nast.

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Winter of the magazine moguls

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Pandora: Cover star Campbell calls in the favours

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Sophie Morris: 'Today' viral gets lost in transmission

The Today programme's bullish presenters trade on making listeners' eyes pop over tea and toast and morning tempers. They certainly had me yesterday when Jim Naughtie announced that the team had made a viral ad and put it up on YouTube.

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