Ms D'Auriol had stayed overnight at the clinic after undergoing plastic surgery

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Film: My, how she's grown

How to put it delicately? Tamara Jenkins' first movie is a coming- of-age comedy about her adolescent, er, full frontal development.

Film: Coming attractions

November 27: Since Hammer Productions were staked in the late Seventies, there have been sporadic attempts to breathe new life into the British vampire film. The Wisdom of Crocodiles is the latest, bringing a coven of British stars together under the aegis of a Chinese director (Po Chih Leong) for a less gruesome take on the usual story. Jude Law stars as Steven Griscz, an undead Lothario who's made miserable by his vampiric existence. Timothy Spall plays the Van Helsing figure, and Jack Davenport - of This Life and the bloodsucking TV thriller Ultraviolet - is also in the cast. Alternatively, if you still haven't been sated by the boom in Seventies costume drama then The Slums of Beverly Hills - Tamara Jenkins's comic memoir of her LA childhood - will be sure to please.


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City sways to the golden Boldon age

ATO BOLDON blew into town and blew out again with the force of a south Pacific storm. He did not even stay in the athletes' village, preferring the comforts of a luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur city to the company and camaraderie of the Commonwealth. Boldon is a man in a hurry. One moment he was backing Malaysia's death penalty for drug traffickers, the next announcing plans to marry his fiancee Cassandra Mills in Beverly Hills early next month. It had to be Beverly Hills for Ato, who is sprinting's answer to Eddie Murphy.

Accidental Heroes of the 20th Century: 1: Robert Mitchum, Film Actor

IN THE Sixties Robert Mitchum appeared on a chat show plugging a record he had just released. "Can you sing?" he was asked. "Hell no," was the reply, "can't act either, but that never stopped me."

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Obituary: Jean Mercure and Jandeline

IN THE flimsy world of show business, human relationships are often as insubstantial as the sets of transformation scenes. Yet - despite extramarital infatuations, usually tolerated - there have been some enduring marriages, on-stage and off. To well-known theatrical couples like Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Madeleine Renault and Jean-Louis Barrault we can add Jean Mercure and Aline Jeannerot ("Jandeline") as an admirable example of fidelity, with a love that lasted over 60 years in a notoriously fickle emotional environment.

Stars pay their emotional farewells to Sinatra

A VERITABLE galaxy of the show business establishment came from across America to say goodbye. They came to pay their respects to a man who sang songs for swinging lovers, but also for the lonely. "We all fell in love, fell out of love, and fell in love again to the sound of his voice," Tony Bennett told more than 400 mourners.

Sinatra's bequests

FRANK SINATRA has left multi-million dollar estates to his fourth wife and widow, Barbara, and "very substantial assets" to his three children.

pounds 500 fine and community service for George Michael

GEORGE MICHAEL was fined $810 (about pounds 500) yesterday and ordered to perform 80 hours community service after the singer's lawyer entered a plea of no contest to a charge alleging he committed a lewd act in a Los Angeles park toilet. Michael did not appear at Beverly Hills Municipal Court.

Tabloid planning to run George Michael photos

THE singer George Michael was in hiding yesterday, out of sight and sound of the tabloid press, but there was no end in sight to the public humiliation of his arrest in a public lavatory at a Beverly Hills park.

George Michael arrested over `lewd act'

THE singer George Michael was arrested in a Beverly Hills park, after being caught in a "lewd act" in a public lavatory by an under cover officer, police said yesterday.

Mandela takes the shine off Winnie's goldmine

NELSON MANDELA is challenging the right of his former wife Winnie to pocket the profits she is making from their former home in Soweto.

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