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

Ask me this but don't mention that

This week everybody's talking about press intrusiveness. Now it's famous Martin Amis, publicising his new novel and worrying about his privacy. Anne Treneman doesn't hear him

Stallone to swap boxing ring for race track

Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone found the glare of the cameras too hot to handle as he revealed plans to make a film about the world of Formula One yesterday.


My career was on the line. I've got kids to bring up. What else could I do? Mike Tyson, after biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear.

why are they famous?; jennifer flavin

Main Claim: Rambo. Jennifer, as of last week Mrs Rambo, has played the eternal sidekick for nine years. Patient and panting, wide-eyed and faithful, she stood by that gloomy-eyed slab of beef Mr Sylvester Stallone while he was otherwise occupied with a round of activities including romances with models who weren't Jennifer, a public engagement, and a suspected siring. Throughout that time, Jennifer has calmly shared her thoughts with the press and kept up her appearances in Hello!

Duke's phone mast outrages villagers

The Duke of Marlborough has enraged his Cotswold neighbours with a plan to erect a giant mobile phone mast in the grounds of Blenheim palace.

Racing: Rambo in rude health

A week after a vet failed to give Rambo Waltzer a clean bill of health the five-year-old demonstrated his well-being with a victory in a tight finish at Hamilton yesterday.

Letter: Stallone wins

Your article on chaos theory and its application to movie going returns was interesting but misinformed ("Chaos theory explodes Hollywood hype", 30 March). You contrast the "hit" The English Patient with the "flop" Daylight, but in terms of global box-office, Ralph Fiennes has a long way to go to match Stallone. Even if the most optimistic post-chaos predictions are proved correct and The English Patient doubles its current worldwide takings from $70m to $140m, it will still be behind Daylight which has taken $144m so far.

Rambo who took up the battle for penal reform

When Sir David Ramsbotham was appointed by the Home Secretary as Chief Inspector of Prisons 15 months ago many people viewed him as a soft touch. Years of highly-critical reports from the former inspector, Judge Stephen Tumim, were expected to be replaced with a less controversial and confrontational approach.

why are they famous? : caprice bourret

Main Claim: Breasts and prunes. Caprice, currently fully booked promoting National Prune Week, launched an entire career, like La Hurley before her, by appearing half-naked in public. Promoting Wonderbra, she strolled on stage at the National Television Awards in a see-through whisper of Versace lace. Inevitable press uproar. Not that she'd ever have anticipated it.

So long Hollywood, hello Home Counties

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are the latest stars trying to buy a little piece of England. Ann Treneman speculates

Sleeping with the minotaur

Adam Mars-Jones on two new movies about individuals trapped in nightmare worlds not of their own making: `Surviving Picasso', a portrait of the artist as an old monster, and `Daylight', a subterranean rescue mission for Sly Stallone

Rambos blown away by Hollywood 'wimps'

The testosterone-charged tough guys of the 80s are ageing - and no one wants to replace them, writes Tim Cornwell

Film: Action heroes do "comedy"


Lear complex

Nigel Hawthorne seems driven to play authority figures weakened by illness or domestic crisis. He's doing it again, as Edgar, a surgeon, in Channel 4's `The Fragile Heart'. Jasper Rees asks him why

Shares plummet at Planet Hollywood

Shares in Planet Hollywood, the international restaurant chain which boasts top movie stars among its owners, have slumped on Wall Street amid fears that some of its big names may be on the point of selling up.
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