FROM THE VAULTS Everything old is suddenly new again on American network television. Less than three weeks into the new fall season comes the news that two U.S. networks are mounting TV versions of the feature films Big and Rush Hour – two movies released to theatres in 1988 and 1998, respectively. The original Big cemented the star stature of a boyish Tom Hanks, who was a natural fit in the role of a kid trapped inside a grown man’s body (courtesy of a fortune-teller device called Zoltar). … read more

In “One Lucky Bastard: Tales from Tinseltown,” Roger Moore recalls his friendships with everyone from Frank Sinatra to David Niven to Peter O’Toole. It’s a breezy memoir filled with amusing anecdotes, including a delicious one about Joan Collins. The British actor writes that years ago, Collins was seeing Arthur Loew Jr. (from the Loew theater family) and was late for a ball. Her boyfriend, brooding about her punctuality, snapped, “You are f——- boring,” to which the future “Dynasty” … read more

Saturday Night Live returned with a bang this weekend, featuring an obviously hilarious turn from funny man turned stud Chris Pratt nestled in between the musical stylings of Ariana Grande. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the Guardians of the Galaxy star stuck the landing during his first outing as host of the now 40-year-old sketch comedy show. If it was…please go binge Parks and Recreation immediately. What was surprising from the 2014-15 season opener was how willing the cast … read more

Bruce was born to run. Jessica Rae Springsteen was born to ride. Springsteen, along with Tom Selleck’s daughter Hannah and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina, are among the top equestrians at this weekend’s Longines Los Angeles Masters at the L.A. Convention Center. At stake is a $1 million prize none of them really needs, but what the hay? “I have always wanted to show over here in Los Angeles — the town I was born in,” said the 22-year-old Springsteen with Bruce … read more

Stars including The Beatles, Vivienne Westwood and Denise van Outen have got up to no good behind Her Majesty’s back Stephen Fry’s admission that he snorted cocaine at Buckingham Palace came as something of a shock. But the comedy genius is not the only celebrity to step out of line in the royal residence. Stars including The Beatles, Vivienne Westwood and Denise van Outen have got up to no good behind Her Majesty’s back. From flashing to stealing ­paintings and loo rolls, here are some of … read more