Voices

It's enjoyable, and its intentions are beautiful, but if the show wants to depict the reality of life as a gay person in today's world, it is far off the mark

Michael Patrick King - 'Sex and the City took sex out the shadows'

As Carrie and co return for more adventures in Sex and City 2, the film's director, Michael Patrick King, tells Gill Pringle why he understands what women want

'Why can't I have a baby on my own?'

At 37 and single, Lulu Le Vay was shocked she may not be able to carry a baby. But when she decided to investigate surrogacy, she discovered that only stable couples need apply

Corey Haim: Actor best known for his role in 'The Lost Boys'

The Canadian actor Corey Haim achieved fame when he starred in the tale of teenage vampires in California, The Lost Boys (1987), which established the tousle-haired, lanky young man with a cheeky grin as a teen heart-throb.

Did You Hear About the Morgans? Marc Lawrence, 105 mins, (PG)<br/>Spread, David Mackenzie, 96 mins, (18)<br/>Post Grad, Vicky Jenson, 90 mins, (12A)<br/>It Might Get Loud, David Guggenheim, 98 mins, (PG)

Hugh Grant has already starred in two romantic comedies written and directed by Marc Lawrence – Two Weeks Notice in 2002 and Music & Lyrics in 2007.

Did You Hear About The Morgans? (PG)

Comedy fails to hit the target

Sex And The City 2 trailer hits the internet

Sarah Jessica Parker has promised "amazing things" for the sequel to Sex And The City: The Movie.

'Dear John, the flock is doing fine...' The dying art of the billet-doux

A new collection of the 'Love Letters of Great Women' celebrates the dying art of the billet-doux, and offers insight into various historical figures' idea of domestic bliss

Editor-At-Large: What a bunch of whingers, and the women are worst

They still don't get it, do they? MPs and their lucky relatives on the public payroll insist they're a special case. Thousands of families are facing a bleak Christmas with factories closing, shops going bust and factories operating on short time. But MPs live and breathe in a bubble where hardship is something they quantify differently from the rest of the country.

Sex and the City: How long can this Carrie on?

As filming on the sequel to 'Sex and the City' begins, Emma Love wonders if its stilettoed heroines are heading for a fall

Sarah Jessica Parker has twins via surrogate

Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her actor husband Matthew Broderick had twin daughters via a surrogate mother, the couple's publicists said yesterday.

Sarah Jessica Parker concerned for surrogate

Sarah Jessica Parker says she's concerned for the safety and well-being of the surrogate through whom she and husband Matthew Broderick are expecting twins.

'I love giving the gift of a child to a couple that can't have one'

It can be a magical experience &ndash; or a degrading disaster. Jerome Taylor hears a surrogate mother's story

Surrogacy and the City: Parker awaits delivery of twins

It sounds like the kind of story Sex and the City columnist Carrie Bradshaw would agonise over for hours in front of her Apple laptop as she made her way through a pack of Marlboro Lights.

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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

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