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LENNOX LEWIS' heavyweight title return with Evander Holyfield is scheduled for the Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, on 13 November, it was confirmed yesterday. However, the American promoter Don King still needs to guarantee a pounds 12m purse for Holyfield within a month.

First he flopped in Britain. Now he's fighting for a place in Hollywood history

Yeah, baby, yeah! America has a new sensation at the movie box office. Or, to be more precise, a sensation that is swamping the entire country. Everywhere you turn, from cinema multiplexes to magazine covers, from advertising billboards to gift stores, by way of music videos and the Internet, there is one face, and one face only, staring out at you in all its nerdish amiability.

The Resurrection

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People and Business: Charity on board

OUT TO play on the Solent yesterday was Peter Harrison, chairman and owner of Chernikeeff, Britain's biggest privately owned supplier of computer network interaction services, who was dicing with the world's number two match racer, Chris Law.

US cable giants agree $60bn link-up

AMERICA'S fourth-largest cable television supplier, Comcast, said yesterday it plans to buy Colorado-based MediaOne, the third-largest, in a $60bn (pounds 37bn) stock deal.

Internet bubble 'set to burst in 1999'

THE ERA of gravity-defying Internet stock valuations will come to an end in 1999, according to a firm that tracks information technology and its use by consumers.

The news: Seven sisters in the new world

So now we know. Richard Eyre thinks that the pushing-6-million viewers of News at Ten are the Horlicks generation. So now we know that Richard Eyre is an arrogant, ageist pip-squeak. What we don't know is whether it's going to work. Speaking as a member of the malt-whisky generation, I think there is a presumption that a man who thinks it's clever to insult the viewers of his flagship programme may not be so clever in other respects. But to have our suspicions in that respect confirmed we shall have to wait. My bet is that he will turn out to be an unimportant arrogant pip- squeak.

The dream factory: In pursuit of safe sets

The veteran cinematographer Haskell Wexler remembers working on a movie a few years ago that involved a complicated scene with rain makers, helicopters, stuntmen and more. The first assistant director dutifully read out a list of safety rules to the technical crew: be careful climbing on and off the camera car, don't slip in the rain, be careful of the propellers on the helicopter.

Books: Tricks and treats from the boy zone of fear

Michele Roberts ventures into Bluebeard's Castle and gets to know an ogres' gallery of masculine monsters; No Go the Bogeyman: scaring, lulling and making mock by Marina Warner Chatto & Windus, pounds 25, 435pp

Ronson's return

They thought he'd gone quietly. After all, the man had been humiliated, ruined and jailed

Bad news for 'European'

THE FATE of The European newspaper was in the balance last night, as staff received a notice suggesting that efforts to sell the publication to Time Warner have failed, and the paper will shortly be closed.

Coming soon - city centre cinema boom

IN A spate of cinema-building unprecedented since the war, more than 500 new screens are to be built in Britain in the next four years, bringing the total to more than 2,500 - the highest since the mid-Sixties.

Every media mogul should have one ... a major sporting interest, that is

Tobias Jones on the men who see profits in the same ball-park as Rupert Murdoch

Smile, you're worth $1.4 trillion

THESE ARE the most powerful people in the world: the 36 men (and one woman) who rule in the information era.

Madame Tussaud's to be sold if the figures add up to pounds 300m

THE FAMOUS London waxworks, Madame Tussaud's, was put on the block yesterday in an auction of tourist attractions that includes the London Planetarium and Alton Towers.
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