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BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:50
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.

Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast

Thu, 2014-08-21 08:08
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.

Comedy awards shortlist announced

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:55
The nominees for this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, including James Acaster, Alex Horne and Sara Pascoe, are unveiled.

Cast of South African soap sacked

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:41
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.

VIDEO: Anastacia talks big and little things

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:30
Singer songwriter Anastacia tells BBC Breakfast about her post mastectomy experience and new album 'Resurrection'

AUDIO: Did Shakespeare 'kill all the lawyers'?

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:08
Former criminal barrister Clive Anderson explains why lawyers are disliked.

Emma Stone to make Broadway debut

Thu, 2014-08-21 04:47
Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles.

Justin Bieber in new assault lawsuit

Thu, 2014-08-21 04:22
A photographer has accused Justin Bieber of inflicting emotional distress over a row about a memory card.

Did you hear the one about the blind comedian?

Thu, 2014-08-21 03:32
...the blind comedian?

VIDEO: Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

Thu, 2014-08-21 02:59
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best-known presenters, dies after a long illness.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:56
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

VIDEO: Red Riding Hood in jazz shoes

Wed, 2014-08-20 19:06
Drew McOnie has choreographed a new version of Little Red Riding Hood for the National Youth Ballet.

VIDEO: US blockbuster season box office down

Wed, 2014-08-20 19:04
The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.

VIDEO: Korean plot to dominate global culture

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:00
Author Euny Hong talks to the BBC about how South Korea is conquering the world through pop culture.

Buju Banton gets new appeal hearing

Wed, 2014-08-20 11:34
A lawyer for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who is serving 10 years in jail for drugs convictions, says he has been granted a new appeal hearing.

Chan 'sorry' for son's drug arrest

Wed, 2014-08-20 11:11
Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.

India censor accused of seeking bribe

Wed, 2014-08-20 07:59
The head of India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from a film producer.

VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'

Wed, 2014-08-20 07:14
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.

Anna Nicole Smith estate loses claim

Wed, 2014-08-20 06:47
A judge rejects a bid by lawyers representing Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, challenging the will of her former husband, Texas billionaire J Howard Marshall.

Thrones star takes off-Broadway lead

Wed, 2014-08-20 06:13
Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country.