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He's famous for a charity burlesque show, so if you want people to strip, there's no one better'

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Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James 'seeks forgiveness'

The husband of actress Sandra Bullock apologised yesterday for causing her "pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension" after recent claims he cheated on her while she was filming her Oscar-winning role in "The Blind Side."

Pandora: Hoon shoots well wide for top football job

Having recently fronted what has to be regarded as one of the most hapless political coup attempts in modern memory, it would be fair to venture that Geoff Hoon's stock hasn't exactly rocketed in subsequent weeks.

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes separate as secretly as they married

Hollywood golden couple split up earlier this year, family solicitor reveals

Actress Kate Winslet splits from husband Sam Mendes

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and her husband Sam Mendes have separated after nearly seven years of marriage, it was announced today.

Felicity Kendal: 'Barbara follows me around like a good fairy'

She's preparing for a classic West End role, but for many she'll always be their dungareed dreamboat. Rhiannon Harries meets Felicity Kendal

Helena Bonham-Carter

In an item in Amy Jenkins's column last Saturday, 'One big happy family three separate houses' (27 February 2010) Amy Jenkins wrote that Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton live in two separate houses next to each other and that the nanny and two children live in a 'third house in the same street'. In fact the entire family live together in a single home that is fashioned from three adjacent former artist's studios.The comment that this arrangement is 'not so much eccentric as chilling', is unfounded and we accept that Helena Bonham Carter is a caring mother and apologise to her for suggesting otherwise.

Brittany Murphy's post mortem released

Actress Brittany Murphy's post mortem report details how pneumonia, severe anaemia and prescription medications killed the 8 Mile actress.

Motion picture academy honours nerds of filmmaking

Forty-five men you've probably never heard of were honored with an Academy Awards ceremony of their own that recognized scientific and technical achievements in moviemaking.

David Lister: The BBC is too cowardly for Carmen

I have always had mixed feelings about BBC4, the corporation's arts and culture channel. There's no arguing about the excellence of much of its output, but its existence can be and is an excuse for the BBC to rein in the number of arts programmes on its mainstream channels. Culture becomes a niche market.

Lives Like Loaded Guns, By Lyndall Gordon

"Unanswered and unanswerable questions resonate in the wake of lives, and no one more elusive than Emily Dickinson," Lyndall Gordon writes. Women writers of the 19th century who were reclusive, little published in their lifetime, had secret sorrows, and found it hard to leave their fathers' houses, have long fascinated readers. The Brontë sisters, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson have all appeared as vulnerable wounded geniuses. The task of recent criticism and biography has been to foreground the intellectual strength, confidence and anger of these writers.

Dangerous liaisons: The secret life of John Gielgud

Plague over England, the acclaimed West End play about John Gielgud's sexuality is to be filmed. Here, the critic-turned-playwright Nicholas de Jongh reveals more about his subject's secret life

Brittany Murphy died of pneumonia, coroner rules

Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia, but anaemia and prescription drugs also played a role, coroner's officials said yesterday.

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Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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