News archive from 23 January 2011, page 4

James Rhodes: 'I hate the term classical music '

James Rhodes: 'I hate the term "classical music"'

The first thing the classical pianist James Rhodes does after sitting down is to order a decaffeinated coffee. Clearly, this is a man who has no need for added stimulation: it is barely 11am and he is already bouncing off the walls, a tightly wrapped...

 

Chelsea need the Special One Mour than ever

IF Roman Abramovich wants to prove he is still serious about Chelsea, there"s only one signing he needs to make. It"s the bloke who"s just detonated a nuclear mushroom cloud over the Bernabeu Stadium. The bloke who knows he is losing...

People, 00:13 in Sport
 
We will never see another Lionheart like Nat Lofthouse

We will never see another Lionheart like Nat Lofthouse

I MISSED playing alongside Nat Lofthouse by just a year - his final England game was in 1958 but I made my debut in 1959. The great man scored 30 goals in 33 internationals, and I"d like to think we might have formed quite a partnership had he...

People, 00:13 in Sport
 
On top of old Smoky: across the Appalachians with a banjo

On top of old Smoky: across the Appalachians with a banjo

The hills around us shimmer in the late-afternoon sun and the meadow grasses bristle in the breeze as the notes to "Jubilee", a classic Kentucky tune, float from the log-cabin porch on which we sit. My banjo lies expectantly in my lap; I try...

 

It"s Zarinski Sunday as Nicky Henderson eyes treble today at Market Rasen

NICKY HENDERSON can do little wrong at present, with the winners coming in threes - and even a five at Kempton last Saturday. The brilliant Lambourn trainer sends three to Market Rasen, and it would be no surprise if he came up trumps with Problema...

People, 00:13 in Sport
 

Catch crucial warning sign for Bob Hornegold

IT"S always a delight to hear from an old friend, and Bob Hornegold has been a great supporter of this column over the past few years. As chairman of the Osprey Specimen Group, he"s no stranger to big fish... but it"s something far more...

People, 00:14 in Sport
 
Andy Murray's a bourne winner as he storms through to the fourth round

Andy Murray's a bourne winner as he storms through to the fourth round

ANDY MURRAY marched into the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne yesterday - and then claimed this could be where he wins his first grand slam title. The Scot, who reached the final last year, hammered Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-1...

People, 00:14 in Sport
 

Heineken Cup Round-Up: Super Saints go marching in

BEN FODEN"S 56th minute try secured a home quarter-final for NORTHAMPTON as they won 23-12 at CASTRES to achieve a perfect record of six wins in Pool 1. Foden"s effort knocked the stuffing out the French after they had been camped on the...

People, 00:14 in Sport
 
Amy Adams: punching above her weight

Amy Adams: punching above her weight

It is uniquely satisfying to watch a Disney princess unfold herself on to a Beverly Hills balcony, stretch her pale limbs out beside the floral arrangements, and tell you how she used to beat the crap out of the boys at school. But then there is...

 
Black Swan Natalie Portman takes a bow from movies to be with baby

Black Swan Natalie Portman takes a bow from movies to be with baby

Natalie Portman is to take a break from movies now that she is pregnant. The 29-year-old, who won best actress at the Golden Globes for her role in Black Swan, has pulled out of the film adaptation of novel Cloud Atlas. "Natalie has made eight...

 
It's time to stop this obsession with works of art based on real events

It's time to stop this obsession with works of art based on real events

Throughout their history, movies have been talked about in terms of dreaming: studios are "dream factories"; Hollywood is "the land of dreams". But scanning the list of contenders for this year's Oscars, such descriptions feels...

 

Martin Johnson wins French ruck over access to his England players

MARTIN JOHNSON has won the first round of his fight with French clubs over player access during the Six Nations. People Sport understands England boss Johnno expects his three French-based players - James Haskell, Tom Palmer and Jonny Wilkinson - to...

People, 00:14 in Sport
 
The Social Network creator to tell true story of crime, sex... and moon rocks

The Social Network creator to tell true story of crime, sex... and moon rocks

America's most powerful film mogul – the man behind The Social Network and No Country for Old Men – is reaching for the moon with his next project. Producer Scott Rudin is to tell the true story of the daring theft of some of the most precious and...

 
Ricky Gervais: America can't decide whether he's funny, cruel or just British

Ricky Gervais: America can't decide whether he's funny, cruel or just British

On the Graham Norton show, there used to be a slot in which the audience would assess the appearance of random men and then decide if they were "Gay, Straight or European?" A similar question was raging all across America last week, provoked...

 

It isn"t a Wake yet for The Wildcats

WAKEFIELD chief executive James Elston is confident the club will be able to start Super League - despite a third winding-up order in the last 12 months. The Wildcats have already averted two orders brought by Her Majesty"s Revenue and Customs...

People, 00:15 in Sport
 


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