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Chris Martin is devastated over his parents' divorce.

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Book Of A Lifetime: Great Expectations, By Charles Dickens

'Great Expectations' was perhaps the first "big book" I really got through at a gallop when I was about 11. Instead of being outside, practising to open the batting for Oz, I began the novel when housebound with asthma in a Sydney suburb of no distinction. I have to say that partway through the book my reading got a fillip when, breathing easier, I saw at the local picture house the magnificent film version directed by David Lean and starring John Mills and Alex Guinness.

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Breathless (PG)

Proof that you can still be cool at 50.

Ready to Wear: Valentino is the undisputed master of the grand gesture

Nobody would ever accuse the great Roman couturier, Valentino Garavani, of understatement. Instead he is the undisputed master of the grand gesture. As The Last Emperor, a film about his life and work, opens, he announces: "I love a beautiful lady. I love a beautiful dog. I love a beautiful piece of furniture. I love beauty. It's not my fault." Don't you just know how he feels.

All fired up: Why Gwyneth Paltrow has joined a throng of fans championing outdoor pizza ovens

Forget the rusty barbecue: outdoor cooking has been reborn. This year's Chelsea Flower Show has set the tone for a whole summer of fire pits and garden ovens, as celebrity chefs muscled in on the flower-show action armed with long-handled pizza shovels and bottles of chilli oil. Mark Gregory included a stylish clay and brick affair in his garden for the Children's Society, which Jamie Oliver put to good use churning out pizzas in 85-degree heat.

Iron Man 2 (12A)

A case of metal fatigue

Robert Downey Jr - High on another kind of hit now

After his troubles, Robert Downey Jr is set to fly again in Iron Man 2. Little wonder he's feeling smug, says Gill Pringle, as the star explains how marriage helped saved him

Stella McCartney sends out wearable summer chic

Stella McCartney once more demonstrated she's the ultimate feel-good designer, delivering Monday a ready-to-wear collection of breezy summer clothes that make looking good easy.

DVD review: Two Lovers (15) James Gray (110 mins)

You know you’re in for a jolly ol’ timewhen a film begins with the main character attempting suicide.

Two Lovers (15)

A change of pace and style from James Gray, better known for his tough urban dramas (The Yards, We Own The Night).

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