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[Video] Weekend 101: Bond, Jacob Bond

The Nkandla fire rages on, the battle in the Gaza Strip flares up and the new Bond film is set to hit cinemas with a bang. Stay in the know, watch Weekend 101.

Weekend 101: Bond, Jacob Bond

It's a double-O duet

Jill Lawless

Alicia Keys and Jack White have recorded the theme song for the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, producers said this week.

007 returns

Mark Lawson

Since the death of Ian Fleming in 1964 his estate has authorised 32 novels about James Bond by other authors.

Stuntman hurt on Bond set

Staff Reporter

A stuntman was seriously injured in an accident on the Italian set of the latest James Bond movie, the production company said. It was the second accident in the last few days near Lake Garda, northern Italy, where scenes from the 22nd installment in the Bond franchise called Quantum of Solace are being shot.

Hollywood star in court on tax fraud charges

Staff Reporter

Hollywood star Wesley Snipes used a novel interpretation of United States tax laws to avoid paying anything on the $38-million he earned from blockbusters including Blade and Demolition Man. When investigators closed in on the actor he allegedly fled to South Africa on a false passport.

007 in rude health with Daniel Craig, says Roger Moore

Craig Modderno

After 45 years, 21 films and countless vodka martinis, Hollywood's longest-running action hero -- James Bond -- is in rude health, according to the actor who knows 007 best: Roger Moore. Afficionados might argue that nobody did it better than Sean Connery; but where history is concerned, nobody did it more often than Moore.

Pullman fantasy film 'promotes atheism to kids'

Mike Collett-White

The Golden Compass, a $180-million picture based on Philip Pullman's acclaimed novel Northern Lights, is caught between a United States Catholic group that has called for a boycott of what it sees as an attack on religion and Pullman purists who do not want the original watered down.

Diana inquest hears of 'Dracula royals' and spy plots

Anna Tomforde

At the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi al-Fayed, Britain's royals were branded the "Dracula family" and a former spy chief was made to sweat in the witness box, pledging that assassinations were not part of the ethos of Her Majesty's Secret Service.