Agenda: Fifty Years of Bond Style; Matt Bomer; Lexpionage; Social networking; The Sonnets
Sunday 08 July 2012
We've been expecting you...
Being british isn't just about the Olympics this summer – lose the Lycra and check out one of our most timeless fashion icons at the Barbican by taking in the Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition, which looks at the aesthetic of Britain's best-loved film franchise and includes costumes from the likes of Hubert de Givenchy, Tom Ford and Miuccia Prada. To 5 September, barbican.org.uk
Face to watch: Matt Bomer
One of Hollywood's few openly gay actors, Bomer can be seen working a thong in male-stripper drama Magic Mike and has had his star cachet confirmed as one of the many being talked up for the inevitable 50 Shades of Grey adaptation
Lexpionage: Athleech, n.
A person who is prone to voicing loud and bullish opinions on sporting events while determinedly avoiding all forms of physical exercise themselves. Especially prevalent during the summer months
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
1 I know you are but what am I?
2 She says, over breakfast, "You know that K.... sucks everyone's everything. Right?"
3 Patchouli bums me out.
4 my little bird.
Answers at bottom
App watch: The Sonnets
Wax poetic with this digital edition of all 154 of Shakespeare's lyric verses, read by the likes of Patrick Stewart, David Tennant, Kim Cattrall and Fiona Shaw and incorporating interviews with scholars including Katherine Duncan-Jones, James Shapiro and Henry Woudhuysen. £9.99 from iTunes store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
If you'd rather not queue for Russell Norman's ever-hip Soho bacaro, you can now recreate its Venetian delights at home with this new, beautifully put together spin-off cookbook. £25, Bloomsbury
This horror-comedy about an Irish village protecting itself from aliens with booze has earnt strong notices at the Edinburgh Film Festival and all signs point to it being a cult hit when it's released later this year. bit.ly/N3Z7jA
Yes, that's right: X FACTOR WINNERS IN QUITE GOOD, NON-COVER SINGLE SHOCKER. It's called "Wings", it's somewhat Christina Aguilera-ish and you can have a listen here: bit.ly/LXEYbX
1. Stephen Mangan
2. Alec Baldwin
3. Juliette Lewis
4. Rebecca Black
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- 2 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 3 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
- 4 China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016
- 5 Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage
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