Tanya Gold

Tanya Gold

    Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is topless in the French magazine Closer - and it is too close. The duchess is no feminist, or anything like one.

    As the film awards approach, our fatal attraction to Brad Pitt et al grows as interest in their films lessens.

    The interesting thing about the biggest films of 2009 is that they have no recognisable stars, or the stars who do appear are not the main drawcard.

    Batman has flapped to the top of the charts, with $200-million in his vault. Superman returns next year -- it is easy to believe that we are being held hostage by a quango of preening male superheroes. If little boys have the Bat and the alien that wears turquoise tights, who can little girls admire?

    When Marilyn Monroe lay dying in Hollywood, I doubt she guessed her poisonous legacy. Kennedy's “lollipop'' could act; they just wanted the glistening pout. The planet may have changed since 1962 but Tinsel Town hasn't. The proof will be staring out of magazine racks from Friday when the March “Hollywood'' edition of Vanity Fair - the glossy with a frontal lobe - will be ready for its close-up.