Carola Long: Brangelina and a 21st-century myth

This couple fulfil the desire to see own lives played out in glossy form

Spread (18)

David Mackenzie, whose haunting 2003 mystery Young Adam promised so much, has gone to La-La land to tell the story of a young(ish) hustler in Spread.

Amelia (PG)

Mira Nair (111 mins), starring Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

Andrew Buncombe: Richard Gere and Burma's amazing journalists

Today I watched a remarkable film that anyone who is interested in journalism, in Burma, in the fight for democracy or in humanity's capacity for amazing bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, really ought to go and see. The documentary is called Burma VJ and it goes on release at 40 cinemas across the UK.

Obits in Brief: John A. Keel

John A. Keel, who died on 3 June aged 79, was the author of The Mothman Prophecies, an account of his investigation in the 1960s into sightings in West Virginia of a strange winged creature, which was made into a 2002 film starring Richard Gere and Alan Bates.

My Secret Life: Jimmy Osmond

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Quotes of the day - 25 September

"Without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic" - President George Bush, in his televised broadcast to the American people.

Pocket Money: Buying in bulk gives me food for financial thought

False economies. For a financial dunderhead like me, it's difficult to spot them. I get seduced by the BOGOF signs, the three-for-twos, the interest-free periods, and so on. It's only later, when I'm chucking away uneaten food or studying the small print on a credit card bill with a giant interest charge attached that my foolishness occurs to me.

Richard Gere: Don't call me babe

Richard Gere has been portrayed as a sex symbol for decades. It's a description he hated, he tells Tiffany Rose

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"Do not think because you are coloured you cannot accomplish anything," pronounced Frederick Douglass in 1893. Runaway Diamonds is a powerful production that traces the life of Douglass, who became a leader in the abolitionist movement and the first black citizen to hold high rank in the US government. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (0113-213 7700) 8 to 12 Mar

The story of an accidental bike star

Dealing with fatal accidents hasn't deflected one paramedic from his ambition, says Tim Luckhurst

Sunseeker: Anguilla

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