The Barometer: Woody Allen; vinyl; Little Boots; Angelina Jolie; Che; Whisky

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Woody Allen

After all those years on the cinematic sidelines, Allen makes a welcome return to form with Vicky Cristina Barcelona.


Sales of the black stuff are still going strong nearly 60 years after the first 7in single record was released.

Little Boots

The electronica star (aka Victoria Hesketh) and winner of the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll looks set to soar.

...and what's not

Angelina Jolie

Kate Winslet, collecting her Golden Globe awards, apparently couldn't remember her fellow nominee's name.


A bit long, isn't it? We're hardly enthralled by the prospect of Part Two of Steven Soderbergh's film.


Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos vows to give up the tipple on tour to protect his voice.