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The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016

There are a number of trends, attitudes and phenomena that we could quite happily do without this year, thank you very much, writes Gus Silber.

Robin Williams: Farewell, funny man

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Monday. We pay tribute to his life with five of his best movies.

Comic legend Robin Williams dies at 63

Tributes have poured in at the news of legendary comic actor Robin Williams's death by apparent suicide at his home in California on Monday.

Covering celebrity deaths: The dos and don’ts

The death and funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman has highlighted some dos and don'ts for the hit-hungry internet.

Bitch, please: I’m a hustler

Khanyi Mbau has released her biography and stars in a make-or-break musical revue. Bongani Madondo traces her roots to Jo'burg's founding fathers.

Demons of our own making

It is difficult to digest genuine emotion while reading other people's pontificated shock and devastation at a rate of 100 tweets per minute.

Famous females, fatal flaws

Whitney Houston joins a long list of women whose fame and success have been overshadowed by personal tragedy and addictions.

Celebrity sense and nonsense

The pseudo-scientific utterances of famous stars are often dangerously misleading or just wrong.

Fans, Romans, countrymen: Lend me your votes

Singer Youssou N'Dour has announced his presidential bid, and joins a long list of celebrities with lofty political ambitions.

Famous and fallible

It's somewhat reassuring when rich, famous, shiny celebrities prove they are as flawed as the rest of us. We round up a few choice moments.

Goodbye to the A-list?

As big-name actors prove a box-office turn-off, now may be the time for mainstream Hollywood stars to take a hike, writes <b>Peter Bradshaw</b>.

William and Kate leave stars starstruck at Los Angeles dinner

It was the night when Hollywood royalty came to meet British royalty -- and there was no question who were the more starstruck.

Cause célèbre

Celebrity philanthropy is on the rise and there's no stopping it.

The life of jazz

William Claxton called photography "jazz for the eyes". But jazz photographs have to be music to the ears as well...

A couple in the nose

Hadley Freeman meets the authors of an intelligent and funny guide to the intangible world of fine fragrance.

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