Tinker Bell to sprinkle fairy dust over Disney profits

If Goofy seems grumpy or Mickey a touch moody, put it down to old-fashioned envy. What on earth has come over the bosses at Walt Disney? They are suddenly lavishing all their attention on a silly, giggly bit-part gal who until now has never even had a speaking role in one of their films.

Charles Joffe: Producer of Woody Allen's films

Charles Joffe was a high-powered agent and manager, and co-producer of most of Woody Allen's films, winning an Oscar for Annie Hall (1977) and a Bafta award for Manhattan (1979).

Honoured: for services to Dr Who and Saturday nights

The outgoing Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, the architect Lord Rogers of Riverside, crime writer Lynda La Plante and neurologist Oliver Sacks head the Queen's birthday honours released today.

Genius and lust: Mailer's mistress sells off his stash of bedroom secrets

It is no great revelation that Norman Mailer, the irascible novelist, journalist and playwright who died in November, was a bit of a dog. He had six wives, one of whom he famously stabbed with a pen knife (or possibly a pair of kitchen scissors) and sired nine children. And now we are learning that for nine years until 1992 he was having regular sex on the side with a B-movie actress while married to wife number six.

Eric Sykes

Due to an error in transcription, comments made by the photographer John Swannell (About Face, Magazine, 15 March) about the drinking habits of another portrait subject, George Melly, were mistakenly identified as relating to the actor and comedian Eric Sykes. We apologise wholeheartedly to Mr Sykes for this mix-up.

Montgomerie fired up by doubts over the Masters

The challenge for Colin Montgomerie is all too simple, if oh so imposing, here at the WGC CA Championship this week. Finish in the top four or miss his second Masters in 16 years and only his third major from the last 65. Aptly enough considering his nickname Stateside, it is this doubt that will fire him when he tees it up at Doral tomorrow.

The Birdcage

Directed by Mike Nichols

The Boss of It All, 15

A bit of a lark or a Byzantine puzzler? However you see it, this Lars von Trier 'comedy' is a bizarre creation

The man who taught the world to sing: a tribute to Ian Adam

Who could bring together Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irons, Clive James, Elaine Paige and Bonnie Langford to appear on the same stage?

The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre, London

Bags of fun with Lady Penelope

British abroad: 'The amount of frivolous travel is a problem'

The founders of Lonely Planet have condemned "frivolous" British travellers who fly to European cities with no real sense of purpose.

Manchester United 2 Portsmouth 1: Rooney is happy to be back on the chips

No Emperor's stare or up-turned collar completed the magnificent impersonation of Eric Cantona yet Wayne Rooney's response to the execution of an exquisite chip and Portsmouth's FA Cup ambition suggested a similarly talismanic effect on the remainder of Manchester United's season.

Sexual equality? In pensions, it hasn't happened

How can you save when you have to take time off? The system is punishing millions of women

Academy makes it Eastwood's year as 'Million Dollar Baby' sees off Scorsese

When the Oscars are losing confidence in themselves, who better to turn to than Clint Eastwood to make their day?

A Second Hand Memory, Atlantic Theater, New York, USA

Woody Allen has "written and directed many films over the last 35 years and has occasionally worked in the theater". That's the man's typically self-deprecating entry in the Atlantic Theater Company's programme notes.

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