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The results from an autopsy on Top Gun film-maker Tony Scott may not be known for six weeks, according to the Los Angeles Department of Coroner.
No one ever mistook Tony Scott for a great dramatist. He was a director critics loved to hate for his slick barrage of images at the expense of story. The filmmaker did not dazzle the imagination with visions of lost or alien worlds, like brother Ridley Scott.
Prime Minister David Cameron is calling on people to come back into London after criticisms that the capital has become a 'ghost town' due to commuters and non-Games tourists avoiding the centre.
In a feat of sneaky subterfuge, Hollywood's big three spy franchises seem to be switching identities. Tim Walker spots a problem
Katie Holmes has rejected it, but what happened when Independent writers tried to embrace the controversial church?
With the Cruise marriage split, the 60th anniversary of L Ron Hubbard's cult movement is going from bad to worse
Charlie Sheen's soulless new sitcom will still be a big hit, predicts Sarah Hughes
Hollywood's chattering classes love intrigue around the agency water cooler, especially when it comes to agents with powerful clients.
He’s a global bestseller, his palatial office overlooks Manhattan, and Tom Cruise is set to immortalise his brutal anti-hero on film. But, as the crime writer Lee Child tells Andy Martin, it all began with a picture book he found as a boy in the Midlands...
Its makers are banking on the eternal appeal of teenage humour.
Nicole Kidman went through "pain, loss and disappointment" during her fertility struggle.
Nicole Kidman "can't stop kissing" her new baby daughter.
There's nothing quite as unedifying as watching Eighties Hollywood beefcakes still trying to muscle in on action films
I am the world's last barman poet/ I see America drinking the cocktails I make/ America's getting stinking on things I stir or shake." So begins the worst performance-poem ever. When Tom Cruise hopped up on to the bar in the 1988 film, Cocktail, little did he know he was damning a whole generation of young men into believing that performance-poetry was a no-talent-necessary route to getting girls. When Tom rhymes "snazzy" with "kamikaze", a beautiful woman yells: "Give me a kiss you sexy beast!" If we're being generous to the film, it's readable as a critique of both cocktail waiters and performance poets: all flare, no content. At the end of the poem, the bar erupts in to a chant which, in all my years of attending readings, I'm still waiting to experience first-hand: "More poems! More poems!"
Cruise control is on the blink
As leader of the world's second largest economy, Naoto Kan may be one of the most powerful men on the planet, but his wife, for one, is not in the least impressed.