Video upload service Youtube celebrates its tenth anniversary today. File photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Valentine’s Day, ten whole meme-littered years ago. Can you remember what you were doing? Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim do. They were invent(...)

US boxing promoter Don King: sued a New York lawyer who had labelled him a bigot and an anti-Semite on two US-based websites. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongart/Getty Images

Until recently London was hailed as the “libel capital of the common law world”. It was the jurisdiction of choice for defamation victims from the US (...)

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel who secured an apology in Dublin’s High Court from the publishers of Heat magazine. Photograph: PA

Hollywood couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have received an apology in the High Court over an article published last month in Heat magazine.T(...)

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel lodged a defamation action in the High Court in Dublin this week against Heat magazine’s publishers, the German Bauer Media Group. Photograph: PA Wire

In separate papers filed in their names at the High Court this week, the Hollywood couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have issued defamation pr(...)

Hollywood couple Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake: allege defamation by Heat magazine. Photograph: Getty Images

Hollywood couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have lodged defamation proceedings in the High Court in Dublin.International media lawyer Paul Twe(...)

Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

They have spent most of the past decade pegged by many as lad rockers, barrel-scrapers, knuckle- dragging musical neanderthals not fit to lick Oasi(...)

Being Miley Cyrus
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  • May 16, 2014, 00:00

She’d better not bail. I’ll be furious if she cancels. No, I’m not talking about a flaky best friend, I am talking about international pop star(...)

Social media: Skye Townsend, an American actor whose videos of herself mimicking Beyonce are popular on the social media website Vine, records a clip in Los Angeles. Vine, where clips are limited to six seconds and run on a loop, has become something like a next-generation YouTube. Photograph: J Emilio Flores/New York Times

If you believe the doomsayers, the golden era of social media is coming to an end for the current crop of services. For some time now, people have bee(...)

Hollywood actors including Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Ashton Kutcher and Bradley Cooper have coined their own parallel hashtag reminding fans that #RealMenDontBuyGirls. Photograph: The Demi and Ashton Foundation 
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The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag has been tweeted over 1 million times since it was first used two weeks ago calling for the release for over 200 girls (...)