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Dan Glaister

Dan Glaister

    Hollywood's Xmas hopes on Christmas filmgoers
    Hollywood's Xmas hopes on Christmas filmgoers
    Is Jim Carrey recession-proof? Can Kate Winslet help to turn the economy around? Will consumers shell out for Brad Pitt or Will Smith? Is trusty...
    Hispanics urged to flex muscles
    Hispanics urged to flex muscles
    Barack Obama's appeal was unusually direct. "I want you to start voting your numbers," the Democratic presidential candidate urged the crowd of 10...
    Palin's travels broadened the horizons
    Palin's travels broadened the horizons
    It was, she said, the "trip of a lifetime". The young governor from the remote state engaged in her own brand of shuttle diplomacy in the summer of...
    Obama, McCain appear together for first time
    Obama, McCain appear together for first time
    The former colleagues performed the political equivalent of an air kiss. Sharing the stage at an evangelical mega-church in California for barely...
    Disability groups call for boycott of Stiller comedy
    Disability groups call for boycott of Stiller comedy
    The plot is classic Hollywood cornball. "Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to...
    Actor Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in crash
    Actor Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in crash
    The Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was said to be in a serious condition after the car he was driving flipped over several times late on...
    Canadian community baffled by severed feet
    Canadian community baffled by severed feet
    Even on a bright, breezy summer's day, there is something uninviting about Savage Road. Its single-lane track runs straight as an arrow before...
    Children drink bleach on reality TV
    Children drink bleach on reality TV
    It has been billed as a Lord of the Flies for the reality TV generation. And while that description may be something of a stretch, Kid...
    San Francisco braced to greet Olympic torch
    San Francisco braced to greet Olympic torch
    Thousands of protesters were expected to line the route of the latest leg of the Olympic torch's "Journey of Harmony" on Wednesday as officials in...
    180 taken from polygamist sect compound in Texas
    180 taken from polygamist sect compound in Texas
    Authorities removed more than 180 women and children from the Texas compound of a polygamist sect on Saturday evening after receiving reports of...
    California dreaming
    California dreaming
    Clad in a black Monterey pop festival jacket with the word "Peace" emblazoned on the back, Robin Tarne doesn't look like a typical Bush Republican....
    The Oscar hit list
    The Oscar hit list
    Julie Christie has been here before. But not for a while. This week the 67-year-old British actor received an Oscar nomination for her performance...