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Grisham 'sorry' for child porn views

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:32
Author John Grisham has apologised for criticising the US justice system's "harsh" punishment of those viewing indecent images of children.

Liverpool theatre wins Stirling Prize

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:27
Liverpool's newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre wins this year's Riba Stirling Prize for architecture.

Carell: Fake nose helped film role

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:35
Actor Steve Carell says the prosthetic nose he wore for the film Foxcatcher made people treat him differently on set.

The changing face of Sherlock Holmes

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:18
A new exhibition looks at the changing face of Sherlock Holmes

China warns against 'immoral' art

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:17
Chinese President Xi Jinping tells artists, authors and actors that their work should present socialist values and not carry the "stench of money".

Ulster Orchestra 'may face closure'

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:38
The Ulster Orchestra will be forced to close by the end of the year unless it receives £500,000 in emergency funding, its chairman warns.

Walliams settles hacking claim

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:00
Comedian David Walliams accepts undisclosed damages from News Group Newspapers over phone-hacking claims.

VIDEO: Cullum's cool band and his joy at DJing

Thu, 2014-10-16 08:27
Jamie Cullum is the UK's biggest-selling jazz performer and on his new album, Interlude, he has collaborated with some of the best jazz minds in the country.

Grisham questions child porn jail

Thu, 2014-10-16 07:32
Best-selling author John Grisham criticises the US justice system for handing down "harsh" prison sentences to people who view child pornography.

New Attenborough films announced

Thu, 2014-10-16 07:00
Sir David Attenborough is to go on the trail of birds of paradise, ostriches and dinosaurs in three new documentaries for BBC One and BBC Two.

US actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Thu, 2014-10-16 06:41
Elizabeth Pena, who was known for her roles in films and TV shows including Lone Star and Modern Family, dies at the age of 55.

Actress to meet police over abuse

Thu, 2014-10-16 06:18
Samantha Morton is to meet police over claims she suffered sexual abuse by care home workers in Nottinghamshire.

O'Dowd 'to adapt Moone Boy for US'

Thu, 2014-10-16 05:18
Comic actor Chris O'Dowd is to adapt his Sky 1 sitcom for US TV network ABC.

William Morris' legacy celebrated

Thu, 2014-10-16 04:32
Exhibition celebrates the legacy of William Morris

VIDEO: How to be a secret agent for a night

Thu, 2014-10-16 04:00
The audience becomes part of the story in a interactive espionage-themed theatre experience.

Channel apologises for 'sexist' quiz

Thu, 2014-10-16 03:00
Australia's Channel 10 apologises for a "sexist" question on the Family Feud quiz asking contestants to "name a woman's job".

VIDEO: Plato inspires Paris sculptures

Wed, 2014-10-15 22:46
French sculptor Etienne has unveiled his new collection of seven works which are inspired by the philosophy of Plato and, he says, invoke beauty, truth and kindness.

Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars

Wed, 2014-10-15 22:35
The star of television comedy How I Met Your Mother describes hosting the 87th Academy Awards in 2015 as a "bucket list dream come true".

Netflix shares plunge on slow growth

Wed, 2014-10-15 20:56
US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast.

Oscar Wilde 'attracted to prisoner'

Wed, 2014-10-15 20:28
Photographs of the only working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in are unearthed in a search of Reading Prison archives.