Jason Bourne (MATT DAMON) breaks into a CIA office in the espionage thriller that takes Bourne back home: The Bourne Ultimatum. Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Jason Bourne (MATT DAMON) breaks into a CIA office in the espionage thriller that takes Bourne back home: The Bourne Ultimatum. Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDMemories of his past, the beginning, the murder and torture are tormenting Jason Bourne's memory, and he won't stop running until he's figured out the truth. Director Paul Greengrass delivers a film that surpasses already positive expectations... Read More
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London Airport Transfers

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1. London Eye
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Diary

Body Parts Projection Problems

It came out this week that Sir Paul McCartney plans to name the London Eye after himself.

As if that wasn't enough for the old ego, he also wants to project an image of his own eye onto the London Eye.

Not for good, but as part of a promotion plan for his new DVD. The way it went was something like this: someone came up with the idea of taking a close-up photo of Macca’s eye for the cover of the DVD and then passed on the artwork to the marketing guys.

They sat around for a bit, thinking about famous eyes. Probably they argued for hours over the merits of Nelson’s blind eye, the Big Brother eye-logo and the way Anne Robinson winks at the end of The Weakest Link. I expect a fun-loving member of the panel made the "eye-eye!" joke every time the phone rang, but then came the eureka moment and the link-up with the big wheel was the winner.

It’s all in good fun, I suppose, but the precedent it sets is frightening. The Rolling Stones are bound to match their famous lippy-mouth logo with the mouth of the Thames and well-endowed rockers like Iggy Pop are right now having pictures taken of their private parts to be beamed on the Gherkin.

- David Clee

Entertainment


See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
Theatre | Music | Classical and Dance | Cinema

Theatre

Cinderella - Old Vic Theatre

Cinderella - Old Vic TheatreCinderella is a tale of passion, jealousy, cross-dressing, injustice, chocolate, madness, cruelty, ice-cream, hatred, revenge, jelly, unrequited love, envy, tarts, forgiveness, music, laughter, hope, redemption and most importantly of all, love – the truest, purest love that ever was. And cake. So much cake you won’t believe... Read More
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1. Ricky Gervais: Fame
2. The Sound of Music
3. Wicked
4. Mamma Mia
5. The Phantom of the Opera

Music

Pitchshifter - Astoria

Pitchshifter - AstoriaOriginally known as Pitch Shifter, the band was started by Johnny A. Carter (Lead Guitar/Programming) and Mark Clayden (Bass/Vocals), with Stuart Toolin (Rhythm Guitar) and JS Clayden (Backing Vocals) in 1989. JS Clayden soon stepped up to the position of lead vocalist and co-programmer with the Submit EP in 1992... Read More
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1. Pete Murray
2. Maroon 5
3. Gogol Bordello
4. Arcade Fire
5. John Butler Trio

Classical and Dance

The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

The Nutcracker - Royal Opera HouseWhen young Clara's favourite Christmas presents – a nutcracker doll – comes to life, she is drawn into magical adventures that lead from a battle with the Mouse King to the Kingdom of Sweets... Read More
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
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1. Swan Lake
2. Carmen
3. The Nutcracker
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5. The Snow Queen

Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week - The Bourne Ultimatum (12A)

MATT DAMON is Jason Bourne in the espionage thriller that takes Bourne back home: The Bourne Ultimatum. Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, Paddy Considine
In the aftermath of events in Moscow, rogue agent Jason Bourne continues to search for answers about his identity...
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Comedy of the Week - Eagle Vs Shark (15)

Jarrod (Jemaine Clement) & Lily (Loren Horsley). Optimum ReleasingDirector: Taika Waititi
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Loren Horsley, Brian Sergent
Low budget comedy imagining a romance between two misfits in present day New Zealand...
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Kids' Movie of the Week - Bratz: The Movie (PG)

Meredith in BRATZ: THE MOVIE. Momentum PicturesDirector: Sean McNamara
Starring: Skyler Shaye, Janel Parrish, Logan Browning, Nathalia Ramo, Chelsea Staub
The best-selling dolls come to life in their first ever feature film...
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See Also:
A-Z of London Films
A-Z of London Cinemas
A-Z of UK Cinemas
Top 10 Movies
New Films This Week
Forthcoming Releases
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Competition

Bad Girls The Musical Competition

Bad Girls The Musical - CompetitionIf you're in for a good time - bad girls do it best!

After eight years banged up on the small screen, the Bad Girls are being transferred to the Garrick.

Following a triumphant run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse last summer the inmates of HMP Larkhall are now being sent down to London for the West End premiere of Bad Girls - The Musical.

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For your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to see Bad Girls The Musical, answer the following question:
Bad Girls The Musical is taking place at HMP Larkhall. What does HMP stands for?
a. Her Majesty's Pleasure
b. Her Majesty's Prison
c. Her Majesty's People

Closing Date: Thursday 30 August 2007, Noon

How to Enter:
- Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the subject "Bad Girls The Musical Competition"
- You must include your name, email address, telephone number and postal address, to be considered for the prize.

More Necessary Info:
- The available dates are for performances up until 30 Sept, ex. Fri & Sat nights, and ex. 13 Sept
- Subject to availability
- NB MUST include name, email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie only - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!
- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize
- Details will be sent to the winner
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution
- The Editor's decision is final

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Talkback

Dear LondonNet,

You missed the REAL story.

Last week, Bill LaVorgna died. He was Liza Minnelli's best friend, her music director, and had been the drummer for her mother's band, too.

Liza goes to buy slacks at a Gap and some fool allegedly says stupid stuff to Liza, about her mother, and this makes international news.

What you should have reported is that Liza performed in upstate New York. Concert goers reported that at the end of her concert, she dedicated the last song to Bill LaVorgna, and struggled not to cry as she sang acapella "I'll be seeing you."

Now that's the real story.
This week Liza is performing in Spain.

Instead of "reporting" crap from some under paid store clerk who has no life, try finding out the real story and reporting that.

- Jessica

Dear Jessica,

Many thanks for your feedback.

The stories published on our website are aimed at a big audience and we therefore need to try and please a wide variety of tastes. I understand that, being a fan of Liza Minnelli, you might have been disappointed not to find a story about her tribute to Bill LaVorgna on our site.

We publish an average of 15 entertainment stories each day and have to select what we think are the most relevant / interesting for our readers.

Best regards,
- LondonNet

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