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Lily Allen Releases Unofficial World Cup Song For Free

12th June 2014

Lily Allen has made her unofficial World Cup anthem 'Bass Like Home' available as a free download.The 29-year-old pop star recorded the song to support the England team as they try and win the international...

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Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' To Sell For A Snip... Sort Of

By Lauren James | 27th May 2014

Tracey Emin's infamous art installation 'My Bed' is to go onsale via a Christie's auction for the purportedly bargain guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2 million. Whilst not exactly a pocket money purchase for...

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Leonardo Dicaprio Auctions Off Space Voyage

23rd May 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio has auctioned off a space voyage with him for $1.5 million.The 39-year-old star has sold the chance to be his intergalactic travel companion at this year's amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, at the...

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Turner Prize 2014 Shortlist: Youtube Artist Among Nominees In 'Most Accessible' List Yet

By Stephanie Chase | 7th May 2014

How times have changed in the art world, this year’s Turner Prize nominees have been announced for the 30th anniversary of the sometimes controversial award. Showing the all inclusiveness of art in the 21st century...

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Damien Hirst Autobiography: From Semi-criminal, To Multi-millionaire

By Michael West | 8th April 2014

Damien Hirst's autobiography is to be ghost written by James Fox - who worked with Keith Richards on his 2010 memoir Life - and will be released by Viking Penguin next autumn. The publisher promises...

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8th April 2014

Controversial British artist Damien Hirst has signed a deal to publish his autobiography. He will collaborate on the book with journalist James Fox, who worked on Keith Richards' successful memoir Life.

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Grayson Perry Collects Cbe In 'Mother-of-the-bride' Dress At Buckingham Palace

By Lauren James | 24th January 2014

Artist Grayson Perry has been honoured at Buckingham Palace as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in return for what he says was "30 years of hard graft," according...

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David Beckham Hangs £600k Heart In Harper's Room

12th January 2014

David Beckham has put a £600,000 heart painting on his two-year-old daughter's wall.The piece - called 'Daddy's Girl' - is by artist Damien Hirst, who is a close friend of the retired soccer star, and...

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London Gallery Robbed Of Two Damien Hirst Paintings In Broad Daylight

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th December 2013

The Exhibitionist Gallery in Notting Hill, London, found itself the subject of an art heist on Monday, as two Damien Hirst paintings were stolen in the early hours of the morning. According to Scotland Yard,...

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11th December 2013

Two of Damien Hirst's iconic 'spot' pieces have been stolen from a gallery in London. The artwork, worth around $49,500 (£33,000) was taken from the Exhibitionist Gallery in Notting Hill, west London in the early...

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Pharrell Williams Attends Dinner In Honour Of Tracey Emin

5th December 2013

Pharrell Williams attended a dinner party in honour of British artist Tracey Emin in Miami on Wednesday night (04.12.13).The 40-year-old musician took his wife Helen Lasichanh to the bash which celebrated Emin's first American solo...

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Philip Treacy Designs 2014 Brit Awards Trophy

28th November 2013

Philip Treacy is designing the 2014 Brit Awards statue.The acclaimed milliner has taken inspiration from the punk movement to put his own spin on the iconic trophy ahead of the annual music awards ceremony, which...

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Tatty? Hackneyed? Let's Just Say Grayson Perry's Not A Damien Hirst Fan

By Lauren James | 8th October 2013

Award-winning artist Grayson Perry will deliver this year's Reith lectures which will be aired on BBC Radio 4. Perry rose to household name prominence last year with his 3-part television show All In The Best...

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Ronnie O'sullivan And Celebrity Pals Got Ronnie Wood Clean

7th October 2013

Top snooker player Ronnie O'sullivan has revealed how he enlisted the help of artist Damien Hirst and former Pulp star Antony Genn to get Ronnie Wood into rehab.The world snooker champion and the Rolling Stone...

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Damien Hirst Collaborates With Alexander Mcqueen

13th August 2013

Damien Hirst will collaborate with Alexander McQueen to celebrate a decade of the brand's famous skull-print scarf.The British artist will create 30 designs based on the iconic piece to honour its tenth year on sale,...

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Lady Gaga Spends £40k On 'Art Is Present' Stone

29th July 2013

Lady Gaga spent £40,000 on an 'Art Is Present' stone. The 27-year-old singer purchased the lavish stone at an event thrown by the Watermill Center's Big Bang Benefit just outside New York City on Saturday...

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Lady Gaga Buys Boyfriend £37,000 Bag

4th July 2013

Lady Gaga has bought her boyfriend a £37,000 backpack for his birthday.The 'Born This Way' hitmaker treated 'Chicago Fire' actor Taylor Kinney - who she has been dating for two years - to a crocodile...

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Swizz Beatz Collaborating With Damien Hirst

6th June 2013

Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz is working on a top secret collaboration with celebrated British artist Damien Hirst.The star, who is married to singer Alicia Keys, sparked an online frenzy last week (28May13) when he posted...

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Blur Music Video Director Is 2/1 Favourite For Turner Prize 2013

By Michael West | 25th April 2013

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, the director of Blur's 2009 track Good Song, has been installed as the 2/1 favourite for this year's Turner Prize. Shrigley is best known for his humorous line drawings, though also...

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Adele Feels 'Too Young' To Write Autobiography

17th April 2013

Adele feels ''too young'' to write an autobiography.The 24-year-old singer, who was recently named the UK's richest young musician at £30 million, reportedly turned down a seven figure sum offered by Harper Collins to pen...

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30 Seconds To Mars Launch Single From Space

19th March 2013

30 Seconds to Mars have launched their new single from space.The rockers - comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević - announced their fourth album, 'Love Lust + Faith Dreams', will be released...

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Brit Awards 2013 - Why They Were The Blandest Brits, And Who Should Have Won...

By Hayley Avron | 21st February 2013

Awards ceremonies are supposed to make you laugh. They’re supposed to make you cry. They’re supposed to make you angry. They’re supposed to shock the living daylights out of you. They are supposed to provide...

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The Brit Awards Statue To Leave In A Hirst

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th January 2013

Damien Hirst's infamous polka dot design has been applied to The Brit Award statue ahead of the announcement of 2013's shortlists. Hirst follows in the footprints of Vivienne Westwood and Sir Peter Blake in redesigning...

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Brit Awards Statue Unveiled

10th January 2013

The BRIT Awards statues have been unveiled. The trophies which will be given to winners at the annual music industry awards ceremony have this year been designed by artist Damien Hirst, and see the statuette...

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Olsen Twins Design $55,000 Backpack With Damien Hirst

7th December 2012

Twin moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with celebrated artist Damien Hirst to design a limited edition $55,000 (£34,375) backpack.The actresses-turned-fashionistas have made just 12 of the black patent, Nile crocodile leather bags...

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Mary-kate And Ashley Olsen's 55k Bag

7th December 2012

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have designed a $55,000 handbag.The designer siblings teamed up with renowned artist Damien Hirst to create the limited-edition backpack for their upmarket fashion line The Row, which has been dubbed ''wearable...

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29th November 2012

British artist Damien Hirst will design the trophy for next year's (12) Brit Awards. He follows in the footsteps of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Sir Peter Blake, who have both previously fashioned the statuettes.

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James Corden To Return As Brit Awards Host; Damien Hirst To Design Statuette

By Contributor | 29th November 2012

James Corden’s stuttering performance under pressure at last year’s BRIT Awards ultimately hasn’t ruined his chances of being asked back, with the event confirming that the actor and comedian will be returning to host the...

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James Corden To Host Brits Again

29th November 2012

James Corden will host the BRIT Awards in 2013.The 'Gavin and Stacey' comedian will front the biggest night in the British music industry for a third year running when it is staged in February.James will...

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Artist Kills 9,000 Butterflies: Damien Hirst Responsible For The Butterfly Massacre Of 2012?

By Lorna Greville  | 18th October 2012

The news that an artist kills 9,000 butterflies would likely make national news for a day or two, with animal rights being a hot topic in most Western societies, but when an artist with Damien...

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