Julian Velard has worked as a Parisian street sweeper, a waiter and a nursery school teacher. Perhaps then it's surprising that he is now an up-and-coming singer songwriter who has toured with Jamie Callum, Goldfrapp and Kate Nash.
The New Yorker, now based in north London, is about to release his second album, Mr Saturday Night.
What is the secret to a happy marriage? Relationship counsellor Chana Levitan reveals all in her debut book, I Only Want to Get Married Once: Dating Secrets for Getting It Right the First Time (Gefen).
A common-sense guide to dating, it proposes ten key questions that singletons should ask before and during the dating process to ensure they don't marry the wrong person.
Film and television producer Louis Paltnoi has made features for BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. Now he is lending his services to a more charitable cause. Mr Paltnoi, the 37-year-old co-founder of Inspired Films, has created two promotional videos and adverts - one features a voice over by Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley - for Just a Drop.
Mixed martial-arts expert Richard Baskin is particularly excited about tonight's Red Nose Day Comic Relief show on BBC One. He might be on it.
The 22-year-old is the founder of the Fuzion Mixed Martial Arts Project, set up earlier this year following a £7,500 grant from Sports Relief, part of the famous fundraiser Comic Relief, which supports underprivileged people in the UK and abroad.
Teenagers Ariella Midgen and Danielle Hill have been selected to play for Scotland's under-19 lacrosse team.
Glasgow-born Danielle (left), 18, and team-mate Ariella, 16, whose mother is Glaswegian, will compete in their first major tournament this weekend - the under-19 Home Internationals. Then there are the World Championships in Germany in August, plus a ten-day tour in the United States.