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The actor-director has talked about the 'dignified, sexy, smart, funny' script for the followup movie that was tragically never to be

Quote of the week is Mr Kevin Costner on Princess Diana, with the Bodyguard legend telling an interviewer: "I told her I would take care of her just the same way I took care of Whitney."

To which I'm afraid the only rational response is: Please Stop Taking Care Of People, Kevin.

Having said that, what a pleasure it is to see one of this column's particular pets emerging from baffling irrelevance, with a performance critics are already calling his finest since that self-effacing turn at Whitney Houston's funeral. Which in turn is widely held to be the most hilariously hammy performance at a sending-off since Tony Blair gave us his Corinthians 1 at the aforementioned Princess Di's funeral. ("Off you go, Whitney, off you go," choked up Kevin, »

- Marina Hyde

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