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Beyoncé Knowles, the most beautiful person in the world according to 'People'

Video: Beyonce, The Movie

If those pictures she keeps posting of herself sans make up on Twitter aren't enough for you; if you still yearn to know the real Beyonce, good news: the feature-length documentary of her life will come out next year.

Domenico Dolce, right, and Stefano Gabbana

From catwalk to courtroom: star designers Dolce and Gabbana go on trial for tax dodging

Italy's fashion darlings could face five years in jail for allegedly avoiding payments on €1bn of income

Tom Cruise brings London to a standstill

As if people didn't already find Tom Cruise annoying, many were left frustrated on Sunday when Trafalgar Square and surrounding streets were shut down for filming.

Ios DVD review: Magic Mike

In its first half, Steven Soderbergh’s comedy drama about a troupe of male strippers is a laidback lark, with a disarmingly dopey leading man (Channing Tatum), and, of course, some crackingly athletic disrobing.

Evidence: O J Simpson, above, trying the infamous glove at his trial

Documentary claims O.J. Simpson innocent of murders, serial killer guilty

Here's meat for conspiracy theorists: a new documentary claims that a death row inmate may be guilty of the double-murder that brought down O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star who was forced to pay compensation to the victims' families in a civil trial after a court had earlier found him innocent.

Underwire: short film festival celebrates the talents of women

The Underwire festival opens this week in Brixton

Cineworld banks on Bond boost

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, has brought in £60m at box offices across the UK in the two weeks since its release, according to the cinema group Cineworld.

Yash Chopra: Celebrated film director

Yash Chopra, who died of dengue fever on 21 October at the age of 80, was one of India's best known film-makers. Director, producer and screenwriter, he was known as "The King of Romance" and also owned one of the industry's biggest production houses and studios, Yash Raj Films, which recently ventured into Hollywood film production. The depiction of love in Indian cinema owes much to Chopra.

Robert Hardy to reprise Winston Churchill role alongside Helen Mirren's Queen II in West End

Robert Hardy will play Winston Churchill for the eighth time in his career after it was announced he will line up opposite Helen Mirren's Queen Elizabeth II in the West End.

Last Night's Viewing: Exposure, ITV1
Tales from the Wild Wood, BBC4

If ever a crime was misnamed, it's surely "honour killing". One understands the thinking behind the description, of course, but it's hard not to feel that allowing the word "honour" to be attached to such cruelties is an unnecessary concession to the killers. It marries a perfectly understandable human instinct – the desire to be respected by the people you live with – to a crime that overrides an even deeper one, the instinct to love and protect your children.

Daniel Craig stars in Skyfall, to be released later this month

From Skyfall to Goldfinger, I love James Bond because he reminds me of my Dad

My father is no roguish international spy - but a man whose passion for the Bond books and films I've grown to share

Simon Pegg: 'I don't like the idea of visibility'

I still get star-struck on set It's not even being nerdy; I'm just being honest. I was involved in Paramount's 100th anniversary photograph and it was the most incredible day; everyone from Mickey Rooney to Justin Bieber and all in between were there – Nicholson, De Niro, Scorsese, Spielberg – and I was sat with them having pictures taken. And I was like, "I'm from Gloucester, so what does this mean?" The truth is, it means nothing, but it was extremely exciting.

Sylvia Kristel, who died of cancer aged 60 yesterday, as Emmanuelle in the 1974 film

Farewell, Sylvia Kristel: The star of Emmanuelle who introduced a generation of men to sex

She transcended the vapid content to project an image of innocence

Caitlin Moran wins Attitude magazine's ‘Honorary Gay of The Year' award

Caitlin Moran, journalist and author of the bestselling feminist memoir 'How To Be A Woman' has won the coveted award 'Honorary Gay of The Year' at the Attitude magazine awards last night.

MoD to look into lobbying by retired senior military

The Ministry of Defence last night launched an investigation into allegations that a series of former military chiefs had offered to lobby ministers and Whitehall officials for undercover reporters posing as arms manufacturers.

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