Arts and Entertainment Jennifer Aniston at the Call Me Crazy premiere

The rumour mill went into overdrive last night suggesting that our old friends Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel might be about to stage a reunion.

Don't make me laugh

It's not just men who think women aren't funny.

Style: Nicole vs Naomi

Supermodels? Forget it. Now magazines want women with looks and personality on their covers, says Nilgin Yusuf

Television: 'Friends' wail and gnash their teeth

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Words: blowout, v. and n.

CHIC NEW Yorkers deem it well-nigh mandatory to have a good blowout before going on to dinner. It is the current term for something which, in highly trained hands, can cost as much as $275.

Baxendale gets `Cold Feet'

Will new British drama `Cold Feet' follow in the footsteps of America's hugely popular sitcom `Friends'?

Answer to a young fan's prayer

If you wish on a star hard enough, you might just find your love is returned, says Hester Lacey

Arts: Things to do with a turkey baster

Liz Lochhead's latest hit play is not autobiographical. But then again she likes to write about evacuees, Dracula and kitchen utensils. By Sue Wilson

Real Living: Why they won't eat lunch in this town again

Hollywood likes its actresses thin. Cayte Williams discovers that starlets can't dine out as they used to

Into a different closet

What happens when gay men cross the great sexuality divide and dare to go straight?

Film: Right girl, wrong gender

The Object of My Affection Director: Nicholas Hytner Starring: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Running time: 111 mins THE HEROINE of the bubbly 1995 comedy Clueless lived happily ever after with her step-brother, played by Paul Rudd, only when her first choice of boyfriend had turned out to be gay. Now it's Rudd's turn to play "Crush the Straight Girl" for the new romantic comedy The Object of My Affection, in which he confounds his flat-mate's dreams of wedding vows and joint burial plots by going and dancing at the other end of the ballroom, so to speak. Now what does he want to do a thing like that for?

I was fat and unhappy, so I got fatter and happier

Revelations: Tabitha Wady, actress, london, 1996

Television: Why having it Ally doesn't work

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Film: Wes, your number's up

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Hughes role for Friend Rachel

Sitcom queen Aniston is to star in a Hollywood version of a children's story by the Poet Laureate
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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album