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Monday, 26 March, 2001, 06:03 GMT 07:03 UK
TOM BROOK


Gladiator conquers Hollywood
Gladiator marks Hollywood's return to the glory days of the Roman Empire epic - but in a style fit for the the 21st Century.
Jennifer Ehle and her mother Rosemary Harris Acting across the ages
Actresses Rosemary Harris and Jennifer Ehle - mother and daughter in real life - talk about playing the same character in their new film Sunshine.
Oprah magazine Oprah goes under cover
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey expands her media empire with the launch of a bumper glossy "inspirational" women's magazine.
Take four for Figgis
British film-maker Mike Figgis makes history with his latest movie Time Code 2000 - shot in a single take using four digital cameras.
Broadway springs into action
April promises to be a big month on Broadway with scores of openings - News Online's Tom Brook takes a trip down the Great White Way.
Oscar's Beautiful night
American Beauty is set to sweep the board at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, predicts BBC News Online's Entertainment guru Tom Brook.
God, the Devil and a boycott
A controversial cartoon series depicting God as a middle-aged hippy is causing controversy in the US.
Geffen biography stirs Tinseltown
Tom Brook reports on the Hollywood frenzy surrounding a scalding new biography of one of America's biggest media moguls.
Madonna battles the critics
Madonna's new film The Next Best Thing is released in the US to a chorus of derision from critics.
Hart closes in on Hollywood
Rising British actor Ian Hart heads for the big time with the release of the Irish comedy, The Closer You Get.
Shockumentary hits cinemas
A controversial documentary which explores the life of a woman who had sex with 251 men in 10 hours is released in US cinemas.
Hollywood carries on screaming
The BBC's Tom Brook sizes up the third instalment of the teen slasher blockbuster Scream.
Sundance shines on female talent
Entertainment Correspondent Tom Brook reports from this year's Sundance Film Festival for independent cinema, where female and British talent has left its mark.
Going for Golden Globe glory
BBC News Online's Tom Brook looks ahead to the Golden Globe Awards, which could see prizes for Jim Carrey, Denzel Washington and a host of British names.
Big bucks, hype and horror
The BBC's Tom Brook looks back at the highs and lows of the moviegoer's 1999 calendar in a year of record-breaking box office takings.
The talented Miss Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Entertainment Correspondent Tom Brook about her new film The Talented Mr Ripley, and why she burst into tears at the Oscars.
Year of living digitally
Digital technology is transforming virtually every aspect of cinema - from the way films are shot to the use of the internet to market them. Is it the end for celluloid?
Carrey's taxi to an Oscar
There's an Oscar buzz about Jim Carrey's latest film, Man On The Moon, in which he portrays the late American comic Andy Kaufman.
Disney's Aida resurfaces
The latest stage collaboration between British music knights Elton John and Tim Rice is all set to brave the critics again - a year after Disney pulled the plug on a previous attempt.
Janet's Oscar hope
British actress Janet McTeer is emerging as an early Oscar frontrunner after her acclaimed US film debut in Tumbleweeds.
Selling a super spy
BBC News Online's Entertainment Correspondent Tom Brook on the American push to promote The World is Not Enough to young moviegoers.
US TV's sweeps madness
November is "sweeps month" when American TV networks pull out the stops to win viewers - with British talent at the forefront.
Jewel rides into town
American pop and poetry phenomenon Jewel talks to Entertainment Correspondent Tom Brook about her debut film role in director Ang Lee's Ride With The Devil.
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