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Bieber pleads guilty in Florida case

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:03
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest in a deal that avoided a drugged-driving conviction.

US actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Wed, 2014-08-13 13:31
Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood's biggest post-war stars, has died at home in New York after a career spanning seven decades.

Lohan West End co-stars announced

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:45
The West Wing star Richard Schiff and stage actor Nigel Lindsay are to join Lindsay Lohan in the revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow.

Dion career on hold 'indefinitely'

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:36
Singer Celine Dion announces she is to put her showbiz career on hold "indefinitely" for health and family reasons.

How should the media report a suicide?

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:27
How should the media handle the subject of suicide?

Gruff Rhys up for Gordon Burn Prize

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:25
The Gordon Burn Prize for writing announces a shortlist which includes a novel by Gruff Rhys of Welsh band Super Furry Animals.

VIDEO: Screaming fans greet Lady Gaga

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:38
Screaming fans greeted pop star Lady Gaga as she arrived in Japan ahead of concerts on Wednesday and Thursday.

London Grammar lead indie awards

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:59
London Grammar head the nominations for the Association of Independent Music awards, with nods in four categories.

Family pays warm tribute to Williams

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:39
The children of late US actor Robin Williams say "the world will never be the same" without their father.

VIDEO: North Korean daily life on film

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:22
A new film called Enter Pyongyang chronicles daily life in the North Korean capital, a city rarely covered by Western mainstream media.

Smith to return to BBC's Countryfile

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:07
Former Countryfile presenter Charlotte Smith is to return to the BBC rural affairs programme next month.

VIDEO: Downton Abbey star meets 'double'

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:05
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville has been modelled into a waxwork for the Madam Tussauds collection in London.

Artists claim Brooklyn Bridge stunt

Wed, 2014-08-13 05:32
Two German artists claim responsibility for hoisting white flags atop New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge last month, removing official US flags.

Bieber faces anger management course

Wed, 2014-08-13 05:18
Justin Bieber is going to plead guilty to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest, and take anger management classes.

Saturdays singer set for Strictly

Wed, 2014-08-13 04:33
The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge is the first celebrity to be confirmed for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Supreme marks first hit anniversary

Wed, 2014-08-13 02:32
Mary Wilson on 50 years since the pop trio's first number one hit

Williams death confirmed as suicide

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:09
US actor and comedian Robin Williams had been treated for depression and took his own life at his California home, police confirm.

Letter from Africa: Acting up over Chibok's girls

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:07
A drama about Nigeria's kidnapped girls touches hearts

Brazilian author Marcelo Rubens Paiva's hopes for justice

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:06
Author Marcelo Rubens Paiva reflects on Brazil's recent history

In pictures: Lauren Bacall

Tue, 2014-08-12 21:43
Pictures of the life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall