Amazing things about January 16:
» Hayley Evetts became the fifth person to be voted out in the first Pop Idol in 2002. We were pleased to note at the weekend that Hayley is still working in the music industry, although not in the capacity she might have hoped for (she was on the front of the Daily Star, in her pants, holding up the CD that was given away free with the paper on that day).
» Mel B was left red-faced in 2000 when she was turned away from Gucci. The shop had been closed to allow Mike Tyson and his entourage to roam about without being disturbed by former Spice Girls.
» J-Lo was at No.1 with Love Don't Cost A Thing this time three years ago. Soon after that she discovered that love did cost quite a bit after all, when she had to shell out a reported $15m to get rid of her hubby, Cris Judd
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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