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Last Updated: Monday, 22 January 2007, 11:52 GMT
Melanie Griffith
Being famous may look enticing - the money, the adulation and the glamour all appear to be there for the taking. But what is its appeal?

VOTE RESULTS
Are you bored of hearing about celebrities' lives?
Yes
 66.10% 
No
 33.90% 
11197 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

HOW IT ALL HAPPENED

Fame seems easy to come by these days, but thousands of years ago it was earned as a gladiator or in battle.

THE CELEBRITY MACHINE

BBC media correspondent Nick Higham discusses the implications of the collapse of the Beckham 'kidnap' case.

THE PRIVACY ISSUE

The UK should have a privacy law as part of new safeguards against media intrusion, says a powerful committee of MPs.


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