heard... Bill Berry, drummer of REM, has decided to leave the band after 17 years. A sad day for die-hard fans of the eccentric Athens, Georgia lads. And Michael Stipe's assurances that the band will continue on - "a three-legged dog is still a dog" - is hardly comforting. Could this be the end of an era?

seen... Ma Vie en Rose. Currently on the list of top 10 grossing films, this bittersweet story about a small boy growing up in France determined that one day he will transform into a girl manages to be both funny and heartbreaking.