Hollywood gets set for its close-up at the first big awards show tonight
Could Ben Affleck be swapping the Hollywood Hills for Capitol Hill?
Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director when she won for The Hurt Locker in 2010. Her next film though, looks set to grab even more headlines.
New York Times writer Maureen Dowd reckons that Barack Obama lost the vice-presidential debate last week - despite not being there. The combative style of both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan showed up his lacklustre performance of the week before. And as Dowd says: "The fact that one diffident debate by the president could throw his whole race into crisis shows that nobody madly loves Obama anymore. With his aloof presidency, he shook off the deep attachments from 2008, and now his support lacks intensity."
Robin Williams gives a subtle performance in a great film – yes, you read that correctly
Her latest role sees her playing a single girl nursing a broken heart. At least life doesn't imitate art, Jennifer Garner tells Gill Pringle
Here's some early rain on the parade of America's bright new dawn.
The first time I went to the ballet I couldn't believe there weren't going to be any words, and asked to be taken home. But this week I was much taken by the 16th-century polyphony of Victoria, Radio 3's Composer of the Week, and realised, rather late in my life, that the music itself can be a sufficient narrative in itself to enable you to do without words.