Dan Glaister

Hollywood’s Xmas hopes on Christmas filmgoers

Movies are being released hard and fast this festive season, writes Dan Glaister.

A moving experience

The first priority for the new president, naturally, will be the court. Not the Supreme Court, but the basketball court.

Hispanics urged to flex muscles

Democrat campaign targets the swing state of New Mexico. Dan Glaister reports

Palin’s travels broadened the horizons

The young governor from the remote state engaged in her own brand of shuttle diplomacy in the summer of 2007, even posing with some of her troops.

Obama, McCain appear together for first time

Sharing the stage at a mega-church, Barack Obama and John McCain hardly had time for anything but the political equivalent of an air kiss.

Disability groups call for boycott of Stiller comedy

Reality has intruded on a Ben Stiller spoof war film in a way that its makers did not anticipate.

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 Sunday.

Canadian community baffled by severed feet

Severed feet are washing up on shore in a whodunnit that has the locals in a Canadian fishing and ferrying community buzzing.

Children drink bleach on reality TV

An American television show has been billed as <i>Lord of the Flies</i> for the reality TV generation. Dan Glaister reports in Los Angeles

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 San Francisco braced themselves for a repetition of the tumultuous scenes in Paris and London. A broad coalition of protest groups has converged on the city.

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 ''sexual and physical abuse''. The 10 000-member Mormon group is led by Warren Jeffs, who was convicted in Utah last year on two counts of accomplice to rape.

The Oscar hit list

The show will go on, even if there is a picket at the red carpet, writes Dan Glaister.

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