News Model Liliana Matthäus with Patrick Liotard-Vogt and Israeli socialite Hofit Golan in Switzerland

One of the social media company’s backers has made an apparently sudden exit of his own from his native Switzerland for St Kitts in the Caribbean

Crowning Glory: How The King's Speech got made

Bedlam Productions’ co-founder Gareth Unwin explains how he took an unknown script and turned it into one of the most high profile British films of 2011.

Miramax studio sale enters final phase

The consortium vying to take control of Miramax Films has been asked to put up $40m to secure the deal, according to reports in the US.

Screen Talk: Miramax for sale

It looks like 2010 is not Harvey's year.

Party Of The Week: Stars are out until sun up at the Baftas

Bafta winners Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth attended the aftershow bash hosted by The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures at London's Momo.

John Walsh: At last, here was an author who wrote the way people spoke

J.D. Salinger was one of the great enigmas of literary history. For the last half-century, since he moved from his native Manhattan to Cornish, New Hampshire, he has lived in hermit-like reclusion, seldom seen by anyone from the outside world. His relations with the publishing and literary-critical fraternity have been fraught and often bitter, as he has sought, time after time, to fend off biographers, film-makers, interviewers, journalists and those who wish simply to quote from his works.

Celebrity blogger gets taste of her own medicine in 'New Yorker' profile

Notorious Hollywood reporter accuses film industry of forcing weekly magazine to 'dumb-down' revelatory profile

Harvey Weinstein: Polanski has served his time and must be freed

It's a shocking way to treat a man who went through the Holocaust and his wife's murder

From Dalston to Halston: East London designer Marios Schwab takes over as creative director of the glamorous US label

Flashback: May, 1977. Bianca Jagger, estranged Rolling Stones wife, Interview cover star and party girl par excellence takes to the floor of Studio 54 like a disco Lady Godiva atop a white steed. But unlike Godiva, Jagger is far from naked; instead she is draped in silk jersey, trussed with gold cord and glowing in the barrage of paparazzi flashbulbs. It's a heady cocktail of glamour, sex and celebrity that remains powerful and seductive – even today.

Inglourious Basterds (18)

A while ago, Bryan Ferry put his elegantly shod hoof in his mouth by commenting approvingly that the Nazis “knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves”. Now Quentin Tarantino has managed to find something about the Nazis that he too can relate to: some of them could talk the hind legs off a donkey.

The decline of the Hollywood star

After a series of expensive flops this summer, executives are wondering if it's time for a new business model

Guy Adams: Weinstein denies cutting Tarantino’s 'Basterds'

Few of this summer’s upcoming films have quite so much riding on them as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, which could end up making or breaking the finances of its colourful producer, Harvey Weinstein

Catcher in the Rye: The Sequel (or why JD Salinger is heading for the courts)

Hermit author sues to block publication of novel about Holden Caulfield in a nursing home

Parties: Want to see my Bafta?

It's the Grey Goose Bafta after-party at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, and the youth brigade have taken over. Brangelina and weeper Winslet are nowhere to be seen within the labyrinth of 15 rooms set aside for the bash – perhaps they're at one of impresario Harvey Weinstein's two parties across town.

Clash of movie titans as Rudin revives 'Reader' row

In sporting terms, it's the Hollywood equivalent of a bloodied prize-fighter suddenly deciding to chuck in the towel and flee the ring in the dying seconds of a long and gruelling heavyweight bout that was almost certainly headed for a draw.

Last Night's TV: Bonekickers, BBC1; Imagine... BBC1

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

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Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The man who hunts giants

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