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The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads

Sleeping around: 'Someone I'd trusted had tried to violate me'

'The only thing between us and a potential date rape was a layer of silk and lace'

Is Helen Mirren right about date rape?

The actress stepped into a political and social minefield when she claimed date rape should not be a matter for the courts. Paul Vallely examines an issue which raises divisive issues of women's rights and personal responsibility

Mirren talks of her date-rapes, then provokes furore with views on sex attackers

Actress reveals attacks and cocaine use while in her twenties, but calls for softer approach to men who date-rape

Kimberly Lee: The queen of kiss and tell

...and why the Mosley case may cost her a fortune

Death by Leisure, By Chris Ayres

The second memoir by The Times journalist Chris Ayres is one of those books, in the mould of Toby Young's, in which a callow British journalist tries to make it in America: part anthropological study of LA, part self-deprecating comic misadventure. He blags his way into Michael Jackson's 40th birthday party but is chased away by Mike Tyson's entourage. He goes to a red- carpet gala, but the only tuxedo left in town is two sizes too small for him. He also tries by ever more desperate means to woo an improbably well-connected supermodel, despite the fact that he's pale, poor, and has been left permanently scarred by acne and a middle-class British upbringing.

Ricky 'Hitman' Hatton and Frank Bruno, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

The news that Ricky Hatton was to try his hand at punchlines, rather than punches, seemed initially like some fancy footwork to sell tickets for a handful of after-dinner-style shows. However, I should not have had too many doubts about the tenacious Mancunian's ability with the witty riposte. After all, he once cut down his opponent Floyd Mayweather, in word if not in deed, when he said: "If there were such a thing as reincarnation, Floyd would want to come back as himself."

Ultimate Fighting: Three minutes into the fight, my face spewed blood like a broken hosepipe

Ten seconds after we met, Michael Bisping planted his fist firmly onto my mouth. He followed with a left to the ribs and a couple of shots on the chin, before going to work on my bleeding nose. Three minutes later, my face was spewing blood like a broken hosepipe.

Boxing: Miracle I am still alive, says Tyson

New documentary on Iron Mike reveals depths of his depravity but he is not the only ex-champion in steep decline. By Alan Hubbard

Why sports documentaries are no longer one-dimensional fan-fests

Kaleem Aftab charts how sports documentaries have moved into the art-house arena

How was it for you: the celebrity view of Cannes


It wasn't easy for James [Toback, the director of Tyson] to persuade me to do the documentary, then to come to Cannes. I'm glad I did. The reception at the screening was incredible. The people in Cannes have been so friendly. In contrast, I think I could win the Nobel Peace Prize and it wouldn't change the opinion that people have of me in the United States. I didn't watch any films. I didn't even watch the documentary that I'm in. I left the theatre as soon as it started. I think that it's too personal to me and I think that I'd watch it one day, but alone in my room and definitely not in Cannes.

Woody Allen banks on three beauties to woo critics at Cannes

Director's latest film features his trademark wit – and a kiss between Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz

Pandora: Malik's final hustle

Hooray, a hat-trick! In the sporting world's most predictable result since Frank Bruno's 1996 obliteration at the hands of "Iron" Mike Tyson, Shahid Malik, the dishy International Development minister, has chalked up a third consecutive victory in the annual pool shoot-out in Annie's Bar at the Commons.

The Last Great Fight, by Joe Layden

Masterpiece on a bloodied canvas: Buster boxes clever to turn iron into gold

Boxing: Skelton feels weight of history in quest for the ultimate prize

He's the oldest first-time heavyweight challenger. It's not likely to be boring

Keith Tyson: Studio Wall Drawings 1997-2007, Haunch of Venison, London

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A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
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Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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