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Watch below trailers for the best film adaptations:

The author Elmore Leonard who has died aged 87

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Must Watch: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's creepy Christmas collaboration ‘I Think You Might Like It’

If you thought watching a re-run of Grease was the only way you'd get to see John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John singing together again, you thought wrong.

The two have collaborated for an amazing Christmas song.

Page 3 Profile: Olivia Newton-John, Singer

Hold on to the end, is that what she intends to do?

David Haye and Dereck Chisora exchange blows during their fight for the WBO and WBA International Heavyweight Championship

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Album: Andre Williams & the Sadies, Night and Day (Yep Roc)

Another older black talent supported by younger artists – here, indie stalwarts Jon Spencer, The Mekons and The Sadies – Andre Williams is a renegade r'*'b spirit who remains, in his seventies, as scurrilous as ever.

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Trending: The MTV Movie Awards is a most colourful cavalcade

If British TV has been dominated by flag-waving this week, across the pond, America's been busy crowning its own royalty at the MTV Movie Awards 2012. Fewer corgis, more Kardashians. But Sunday night's awards (screened last night on MTV UK) managed to have a few moments where the action was suitably red, white and blue hued.

Jimmy Ellis: Singer with the Trammps, of 'Disco Inferno' fame

The soulful, gravelly voiced tenor Jimmy Ellis was the frontman of the Trammps, the Philadelphia-based group best remembered for the 1970s hits "Hold Back the Night" and "Disco Inferno". His emphatic delivery of the lyrical hook "Burn, Baby, Burn" and his gruff, gospel-tinged ad-libs helped turn "Disco Inferno", written by the Trammps' keyboard-player Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey and Leroy Green, into one of the most memorable and successful dancefloor fillers of any era.

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