Blowing It

The trials of America’s most hated man

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Being America’s most hated man may not seem an enviable position, but it does have its perks.

The stylish exit of a born magnifico

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With Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell among his pals, David Tang’s memorial service is likely to be the most A-list event of the year.

The economics of Diana mania

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There’s been a rush of people trying to cash in on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

Louise Linton: A modern-day Marie Antoinette

Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton © Rex Features

Louise Linton, the Scottish wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, was involved in a row on social media website Instagram.

Money still can’t buy you love

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Hiring a matchmaker may be an expensive alternative to Match.com, but it’s not necessarily a better one.

The Camerons’ newfound ostentation

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Free from Downing Street, the Camerons have cast off their pretensions of frugality.

America’s most notorious lawyer

F Lee Bailey with OJ Simpson © Getty images

Even lawyer F Lee Bailey’s critics agree that his gifts as a lawyer appeared almost supernatural.

The end of the season

Ascot racegoer wearing a Roulette table hat © Getty images

When it comes to fitting in at Ascot these days, your wallet matters more than your accent.

Debutantes who crave “a bit of rough”

Petra Ecclestone and her husband © Rex Features

An heiress choosing a “bad boy” to marry is a win-win for everybody.

What’s worse than a boring boss?

Mike Ashley © Rex Features

Having a boring boss is not necessarily the worst thing in the world.

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