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DVD: The Social Network, For retail & rental (Sony)

The true-ish story of some nerdy students who fall out over the website they're setting up, The Social Network should, by rights, be a minor indie drama, but instead it's a thrilling, touching, witty triumph – and the film to beat at this year's Oscars.

Colin Firth lands Actor of the Year award

Oscar favourite Colin Firth was acclaimed Actor of the Year at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards for his portrayal of stuttering monarch King George VI and said it was "more than we could have hoped for".

Justin Timberlake's guilt over raunchy songs

Justin Timberlake took on the role of Boo Boo in 'Yogi Bear' to "feel better" about himself.

Usher, 02 Arena, London

Devoted to R&B over the past two decades, the Grammy-winning Usher Raymond has influenced many successful artists (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, protégé Justin Bieber) who've shown no shame in pinching his template. With 45 million record sales worldwide under his belt, his recent attempts to keep up with the kids – chart-topping "OMG" springs to mind – and dip his toes in rave and electro bear no resemblance to the early years of his illustrious career.

Facebook film is work of fiction, says its ex-boss

One of the biggest films of last year, The Social Network, is hotly tipped to pick up several Academy Award nominations when they are announced today. But an unwilling star of the movie charting the birth of Facebook wants everyone to know it is a "work of fiction".

Pop will eat itself

Today's hottest musicians are too busy making movies and selling perfume. What they don't understand is that the secret of a long career is a decent back catalogue – and their indifference is killing the music industry. Paul Gambaccini reports

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The Social Network (12A)

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David Fincher: All the best connections

His portrayals of the modern psyche have a power and precision that few film-makers can match. And in the story of the founding of Facebook, he may just have found the perfect subject

Mark Zuckerberg takes Facebook staff to see "Social Network"

Mark Zuckerberg ended up seeing "The Social Network" after all.

Holly Williams: No manual could improve a man's dancing after seven pints

So scientists have unlocked the secrets of sexy dance moves. Excuse that snorting sound you hear; that will be the scepticism of any woman who has spent more time on a dance floor than in a lab.

The Social Network's new brat pack is causing a buzz

In the movie business, there is no commodity more valuable than "buzz." And few projects are more buzzed about right now than The Social Network, Sony's biopic about the founders of Facebook, which hits cinemas in early October.

Illegal scenes will stay in Facebook movie

The cocaine and bare breasts are staying in the picture.

Macy Gray: The soul survivor who refuses to compromise

Macy Gray tells Elisa Bray how female artists over 40 have to persevere, so much so that when a fifth album was rejected, she kept her nerve and released it herself
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