Clooney and Bullock's real bodies were not shown in space, Corbould reveals
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Thursday 10 April 2008
Friday 04 April 2008
Wednesday 26 March 2008
Here's an item I guarantee won't be up for discussion over the royal banquet table during the Sarkozys' stay at Windsor this evening.
Sunday 16 March 2008
<a target="_blank" href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/academy_awards_live/index.html">The Oscars as they happened: Scene by scene analysis</a>
Monday 25 February 2008
A stunned Tilda Swinton wins best supporting actress, for her role as an over-achieving corporate lawyer in Michael Clayton. No-one looked more surprised than Swinton, who blanched visibly as her name was read out (instead of Cate Blanchett, the favourite), then mouthed "wow!" more than once as she popped out of her seat.
Sunday 17 February 2008
Tony Gilroy's engrossing, intelligent, Oscar-nominated conspiracy thriller stars George Clooney as a fixer for a megabucks Manhattan law firm. He's the "janitor" who cleans up all of its clients' most incriminating messes, so when the firm's top litigator, Tom Wilkinson, strips off his clothes in a deposition room and announces that he's the "god of death", it's up to Clooney to reel him in before he compromises the shady class-action suit he's been working on. But Clooney suspects that Wilkinson might be the one who's sane, while his mercenary colleagues are the real gods of death.
Dominic Lawson: I cheered when the Russians said they did not want to hear Clooney's lecture on Darfur
Friday 08 February 2008
Something quite remarkable has happened. A group of adults, apparently of sound mind, has told George Clooney that it does not want to see – or hear – from him. That group was nothing less than the United Nations.
Monday 10 December 2007
Matthew seemed to be the celebrity of the paper at the Daily Mirror. He was always jetsetting and meeting celebs, and the showbiz desk looked so much fun. I was working on features, thinking the grass was much greener over there. Eventually his assistant resigned and although I didn't have any experience I said I'd like to have a go at it and became deputy on his column. That's where I got my showbusiness training and I loved it. He launched me into this amazing world of parties and film premieres and meeting massive stars like Michael Caine, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. On other days I'd be sent to the latest restaurant where Madonna was dining, to sit at the table next to her. Or I'd go undercover to the EastEnders Christmas party to see who snogged who. Matthew could be difficult sometimes but mostly it was for my own good. One of the first things he said was that I had to accept every single invitation I got for the next six months, so I met all the PRs and built up my own contacts. He would hate it if I was just sitting around and say: "Get up and go out and do something," which I've always thought is exactly the way to find stories. He also looked slightly scornfully at my scruffy clothes and told me to get a designer wardrobe. But he was also really inspiring. He would often persuade celebrities to do stories you would never think they would. He was incredibly charming and very trustworthy and passionate. People would go to him with stories and I would just watch in awe.
Tuesday 12 December 2006
When the first reports of high-definition television (HDTV) started to come through, the reactions were totally consistent: everyone who'd seen it said that it was brilliant. Literally. What I kept hearing was that the difference between ordinary analogue TV and HDTV is the same as the difference between black-and-white and colour. Which is some distance. A sort of marathon, I'd guess. Or at least a 10k.
Thursday 09 November 2006
Deutsche Bank has been forced to withdraw as an underwriter to one of the biggest US flotations of the year, after sending inappropriate e-mails about the deal to its institutional investor clients.
Sunday 16 April 2006
Saturday 18 March 2006
Sunday 06 November 2005
Sunday 16 October 2005
Friday 09 September 2005
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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