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Madonna, drugs and helicopter-trained dogs: the dark, starry life of William Orbit
He was a techno-classical genius loved by pop stars from U2 to Britney. Then he was sectioned in his 60s after a drug-induced breakdown. The superproducer explains how he came back around

Kate Hutchinson

19, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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TV tonight: Will.i.am shines a torch on the extent of historical British racism
The musician’s exploration of Black British history starts with slavery in Liverpool. Plus: Myleene: Miscarriage and Me. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

14, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Sunday with will.i.am: ‘I go to the mall to look at tech’
The musician on rebooting with a vitamin flush, visiting a Japanese bookstore and the joy of gadgets

Ruth Huntman

16, Feb, 2020 @6:45 AM

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will.i.am and Sérgio Mendes on how they made Mas Que Nada
‘I turned up at Sérgio’s house with every record he ever made and said: “Bro, I’m your biggest fan.” He started tearing up and replied: “This is too much!”’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

22, Apr, 2019 @1:56 PM

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Reclining album sales? Why pop stars are making sofas not songs
From Louise Redknapp’s footstools to Kylie’s Atmosphere Duvet, an increasing number of musicians are turning to home furnishings

Michael Cragg

02, Nov, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Black Eyed Peas review – pop air-punchers revisit conscious hip-hop roots
Led by Will.i.am and with surprise guest Nicole Scherzinger, a more subdued Peas swap visual dazzlement for 90s-inspired beats

Caroline Sullivan

28, Oct, 2018 @1:18 PM

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Joanna Lumley and Black Eyed Peas: the year's strangest TV collaboration?
A one-hour spectacular will be a celebration of one of the ‘world’s greatest groups’, presented by their ‘friend and big fan’, Lumley. Who knew?

Hannah Jane Parkinson

18, Oct, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Kanye West slavery comments spark backlash: 'He's putting targets on our backs'
Black cultural figures from Ava DuVernay to Will.i.am and Spike Lee have condemned Kanye West for saying ‘slavery for 400 years ... that sounds like a choice’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, May, 2018 @3:18 PM

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will.i.am: ‘We live in a world where destroying people and their dreams is a business’
The rapper, TV talent-show judge and serial tech entrepreneur talks about the finale of The Voice Kids – and why terrible reviews don’t matter

Peter Robinson

13, Jul, 2017 @3:07 PM

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Planet of the Apps review – celebrity panel can't save Apple's dull first TV show
The tech giant’s inaugural TV offering, which sees a panel of celebrities judge the merits of new cellphone apps, manages to be both boring and self-indulgent

Jake Nevins

08, Jun, 2017 @2:38 PM

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From Nicki Minaj to Alec Baldwin: the stars paying for students’ education
The rapper offered to pay fans’ college fees via Twitter – but she’s not the first celebrity to provide financial assistance for school studies

Chitra Ramaswamy

08, May, 2017 @12:46 PM

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Let It Shine v The Voice: let the battle for most intolerable new show begin!
Which of the shiny-floored Saturday night singing competitions should you watch? Here’s a blow-by-blow comparison to help you decide

Stuart Heritage

05, Jan, 2017 @1:07 PM

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