Arts and Entertainment Susan Boyle, here performing 'I Dreamed A Dream', has tipped Meryl Streep to play her in a film about her life

The 'Britain's Got Talent' winner has declined to star as herself in the film

Film: Videowatch - Human Traffic (18) to rent

Human Traffic (18) to rent

Fashion: It's big, brash, and very loud

Have you got the stamina to join the fun at Clothes Show Live?

Women give sexy image short shrift in Britain

BRITISH WOMEN would rather look healthy and confident than sexy or elegant, according to research published today.

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Mind Sports Olympiad to 29 Aug

Film: Hollywood: the real war zone

Seamus McGarvey's cinematography goes to the heart of a script. But in LA, as he found out, they do things differently.

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New Films

I'll have to ask mum first

For most of us, taking our parents' advice is unthinkable. But for A-list celebrities, it's proving to be a very smart move.

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Film: In praise of the older Sean

Entrapment (12)

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THE FILM

Film: Romancing the Sean

The Big Picture; ENTRAPMENT (12) DIRECTOR: JON AMIEL STARRING: SEAN CONNERY, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES 113 MINUTES

Digital, Cable and Satellite Television: Pick of the Day

AFTER SOME heavy-duty hype at the recent Cannes film festival - only the new Austin Powers film, The Spy Who Shagged Me, was hawked around the market more - Entrapment finally opens across the country tomorrow. Tonight, in Barry Norman's Film Night (10pm Sky Premier), Bazza gets to do what's known in the trade as a "Sean Connery", that is, drool in an old-enough-to-be-your-father fashion over one of its stars, Catherine Zeta-Jones (right). He also casts a wry, middle-aged eye over two new British films, a comedy called Virtual Sexuality, directed by Nick Hurran, and a thriller entitled All the Little Animals, which stars John Hurt and Christian Bale.

Is she really going out with him?

In real life, Catherine Zeta Jones (29) is stepping out with wrinkly Michael Douglas (58). In her new movie, she takes up with pensioner Sean Connery (67). So what's the attraction of the older man? Kate Mulvey (32) explains
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee