Three young female actors, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence, have topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the best value stars in Hollywood.
The summer blockbuster season arrived in emphatic style at the weekend as Iron Man 3 stirred up a torpid US box office to deliver the second biggest weekend launch in history on an estimated $175.3m.
It was billed as a joint venture between two cinematic superpowers, a collaboration between east and west. But the comic-book blockbuster Iron Man 3 has now been split into two distinct entities.
To use a recondite term in professional film criticism: whoo-hoo! Iron Man 3 is descending on cinemas with an almighty crash, assuming the dramatic-yet-camp landing pose that Tony Stark in his exo-body-chassis favours on arrival: right knee down, right fist in the smashed asphalt, left elbow back, head up.