Why bother creating new characters when you can tell the stories of Hollywood greats? Geoffrey MacNab looks at the films cashing in on our obsession with fame
American actress Scarlett Johansson joined Hollywood's brightest stars on the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles yesterday as she was awarded her own plaque.
The US summer movie season opens with a blast Friday as Disney's much-anticipated, $220 million "The Avengers" storms onto more than 4,000 domestic screens with expectations that it could earn between $150 million and $170 million in its first weekend. The record is held by last year's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at $169.2 million.
Richard Branson's airline investigates claims that passengers' flight plans were 'sold' to photo agency
Emily Mortimer thinks her role as the voice of a sexy sports car is the most glamorous she's had. Gill Pringle catches up with her
As a reader I define a book as "great" if I'm still thinking about it long after I've finished it. As a writer, I'm tougher. A great book is one that makes me re-evaluate what I'm doing, dig deeper, try harder, raise my own bar. But James Ellroy's 'The Black Dahlia' was something else entirely, far more than just a great book. It changed my life.
High-profile couples head for the divorce courts every year. But 2010 was different, argues Liz Hoggard, because thanks to social media, nothing was private
Rigby & Peller, the corsetier to the Queen and many Hollywood A-listers, may offer bras up to a formidable size M cup. Where profits are concerned, however, it is not so well-endowed: according to its latest annual accounts, the company made a loss of £214,000 last year, compared with a pre-tax profit of £168,000 the year before.
Scarlett Johansson slips into a catsuit for her role as the undercover spy Black Widow in the action-adventure sequel Iron Man 2. She tells Gill Pringle why playing a vamp has been such a liberating experience
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
A musical diversion that doesn't get lost in translation
Colonies are being destroyed by disease, but a new wave of hobbyists with hives in their gardens could hold the key to restocking the population. Jonathan Owen reports
A new generation of sexologists is trying to discover what really ignites our lust. On the most passionate date in the calendar, John Walsh and Catherine Townsend uncover the truth about what turns us on
Allen takes two girls on a summer holiday and produces his best work in at least a decade
There comes a point in every blonde's life when she suddenly becomes acutely aware of the easy, cheesy, compliant and bland signals her hair hue is transmitting. And Scarlett Johansson, it appears, just had that epiphany.
'He's Just Not into You', the new comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, picks up where 'Sex and the City' left off. Gill Pringle reports