Not everyone loved Roberto Benigni’s bold concentration camp comedy about a Jewish inmate who shields his son from the horrors of Nazism by pretending it’s all a game — but it made me laugh (and for that matter cry) like a drain. If you want to smile, take a look on YouTube at the moment Sophia Loren, at the Academy Awards, announces it as Best Foreign Language Film. It’s priceless. … [Read more...] about BRIAN VINER: How to build a STAR… Booksmart Beanie Feldstein takes on the Black Country
The odd couple female version
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7 seasons, 1997–2003)David Boreanaz (Angel) and Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase)Season 3, episode 22, “Graduation” (with several crossover returns from Boreanaz later in the show, though none from Carpenter)After being stabbed through the heart on his way to 1998’s best approximation of a hell dimension in the season-two finale, Buffy’s ensouled vampire paramour Angel mysteriously returned to Sunnydale for season three. Per usual, Angel spent much of the season brooding over his crimes. After lending a hand in a fight against the mayor in the season finale, he announced that he was heading off to Los Angeles to strike out on his own. In the same season, popular rich girl Cordelia revealed that (a) her SAT grades were actually pretty great, and (b) her father had committed tax fraud. Instead of going to college, she also left for L.A. to pursue a career as an actress.Boreanaz and Carpenter left Buffy to join Angel, a noir-toned … [Read more...] about What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?
Some couples advocate a ‘maintenance session’ – time scheduled into the diary every week to make sure they continue having sex. I don’t buy this at all. If it becomes a duty, rather than a desire, it breeds resentment. And where’s the fun if there’s no spontaneity? Instead, work out when you feel most interested in making love and try to capitalise on those moments. … [Read more...] about ‘Making my husband read a book on the menopause saved our love life’: Ex-Olympic athlete MICHELLE GRIFFITH-ROBINSON opens up on discovering she is perimenopausal