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Are Tom and Nicole's eyes wide shut?

NICOLE KIDMAN and Tom Cruise have just embarked on what may prove to be an entertaining libel suit. They are suing an American magazine, The Star, which suggested that two of the prettiest actors in Hollywood needed the help of sex therapists on the set of Eyes Wide Shut. Apparently the couple believe that this suggestion of an "inability to portray sufficiently realistic love scenes" has "damaged their credibility as romantic lead actors".

Last autocrat of the movies leaves a rich legacy from his obsessive odyssey with a rich legacy of masterpieces

STANLEY KUBRICK'S biographer Michael Ciment called him "one of the most demanding, most original and most visionary film-makers of our time". The only superlative he omitted was, the most reclusive.

London's toy museum to be broken up

TWO EXHIBITS in the London Toy Museum tend to catch the eye immediately. One is an early Paddington Bear, made by Shirley Clarkson, an art teacher from Doncaster, for her young son Jeremy, who now presents Top Gear.

The arts in 1999: Film - The Force will be with us, like it or not

It was the French actor, playwright, film-maker and wit Sacha Guitry who said it first: "The cinema isn't Latin. It's American." That was in 1919.

Press vs Cruise and Kidman

THE ACTORS Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman have chalked up another success over the international tabloid press with the arrest in Los Angeles of a photographer who allegedly recorded a telephone conversation between the couple and tried to sell it to a British Sunday tabloid.

Profile: Nicole Kidman - She's got it all to do

The sassy film actress's move to the stage is just the start;

Labour `glove puppets' put Tories in a spin

LABOUR MPS were dismissed by the Tories as "Alastair Campbell's glove puppets" last night, after a Commons committee was split by a dispute over government spin-doctors.

HOW WE MET: DONATELLA FLICK AND VALERY GERGIEV

Donatella Flick, 45, is the daughter of a Ossetian-Russian prince and an Italian mother. A former Olympic gymnast, she is now a great supporter of the arts, and founder of the biennial Donatella Flick Conducting Competition. Two years ago, she went through a much-publicised divorce from the Daimler- Benz heir Gert-Rudolf Flick; they have a son, Sebastian, aged nine. Valery Gergiev, 45, possibly the world's most sought-after conductor, was born in Ossetia, southern Russia. He is director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg (home of the Kirov Opera and Ballet), and principal guest conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He is frequently called St Petersburg's most eligible bachelor

Motoring: Gran's banger becomes Tom Cruise's missile

My worst car/Andrew Nutter's Vauxhall Chevette

Ciao Baby: Farewell Wayfarer

In 1981, these were the definitive beachwear style accessory. Unfortunately, this remained true for the next eight years. In fact, Ray- Ban Wayfarers never went away. Today they're still big with Sloanes and Euro-types and banks of cheapo imitations can still be seen clinging to railings on any high street or market square.

Coming up for air

One dive into `The Big Blue' and Jean Reno was a star. But his rapid rise to success brought on a bad case of the bends. Now he's resurfaced and getting his life back on an even keel.

Bogie sold baby food and Duke hated horses horses

John Wayne: the politics of celebrity by Garry Wills, Faber, pounds 20 Bogart: a life in Hollywood by Jeffrey Meyers, Deutsch, pounds 17.99; Roger Clarke finds out what a man's gotta do to become a movie myth

Mission impossible

Roger Dobson meets the Tory woman who says she can win the safest Labour seat in the country writes

Jerry sees off Tomfoolery

Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe (15)

Film: WIDE ANGLE

Few living Hollywood film-makers achieve truly mythical status. Those that do, tend to be the directors who have blazed brightly before dropping off the map, talents who have stared fame and fortune in the eye and, for some reason, refused to play the game. Stanley Kubrick is one, Terrence Malick another, and by a strange coincidence, this less than prolific pair of recluses are both set to release new films. Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, starring husband-and-wife team Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, has already wrapped, but even the juicy concept of Hollywood's first couple in a tale of sexual jealousy directed by a auteur-megalomaniac is left in the shade by the news that Malick is about to get back behind the camera.
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