"My One and Only" begins with Renee Zellweger, playing a woman based on George Hamilton’s mother Anne, discovering her husband with another woman. Despite the initial heartbreak, Anne puts on a happy face, and Zellweger gives life to a character who’s determined to make the rest of her years comfortable and adventurous.
Formula One’s new Team U.S.
New signing Samuel Eto’o scored but Serie A champions Inter Milan were beaten 2-1 by Lazio in the Italian Super Cup which was staged in the Bird’s Nest in Beijing on Saturday night. The continued experiment of staging the curtain raiser to the Italian season overseas again proved a success with a near-capacity crowd in the Olympic stadium seeing an action-packed encounter. Jose Mourinho’s Inter, with Eto’o going close several times, had largely dominated the game, but Lazio’s Brazilian midfielder Matuzalem made the breakthrough just after the hour mark.
Twenty-five years ago, America discovered "one of England’s loudest bands," courtesy of documentarian Marty DiBergi and his film, "This Is Spinal Tap." It was all parody — DiBergi was director Rob Reiner, and cohorts Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer played the heavy-metal musicians in Spinal Tap — but for a fictional band, Spinal Tap has had a long afterlife. The film gave birth to several catchphrases, including one — “up to 11” — that’s made it into the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. There are Web sites devoted to the Tap, including at least one, http://tap-albums.s5.com/, that offers a complete discography of the fictional band’s nonexistent albums.