The latest stories from the Entertainment & Arts section of the BBC News web site.
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A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
The film August: Osage County is being tipped for Oscar success, in particular Julia Roberts' performance, as Talking Movies Tom Brooks explains.
A town in Portugal displays what it claims is the world's largest moving nativity scene, the Czech Republic holds a competition to find the best sculpture of former president Vaclav Havel - and more from the world of arts.
A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.
Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
When most people take photographs of their travels, they are not usually images of buildings abandoned, unloved, and decaying.
Hollywood star Paul Walker was killed by impact and a fire in a car crash in California on Saturday, a post-mortem examination finds.
Actor Idris Elba talks to Will Gompertz about playing Nelson Mandela in the film Long Walk To Freedom
TV cook Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
Music streaming website Spotify responds to critics by revealing how much it pays in royalties, it says more than $1bn (£612m) since 2008.
Actress Mary Riggans, who played Suzie Sweet in children's show Balamory and Effie in High Road, dies at the age of 78.
Playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen has made Idris Elba more selective about his future roles, the actor tells the BBC.
The BBC's Victorian crime drama Ripper Street is not returning for a third series after suffering falling ratings, the broadcaster confirms.
Is Paul Walker's death being exploited for profit?
TV cook and author Nigella Lawson tells a court her ex-husband Charles Saatchi threatened to "destroy" her with "false" allegations of drug use.
Singer Britney Spears has arrived in Las Vegas ahead of her residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Actor Ben Stiller left his hand and footprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday night.
Actor David Birrell receives "substantial" damages after being blinded in his right eye by a prop gun at the Donmar Warehouse.
James Harding, the BBC's news director, tells staff the corporation's output should "look and sound more like its audiences".
Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is crowned as a success by West End critics.