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Knightley to make Broadway debut

Thu, 2014-10-23 13:06
British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel.

Miranda Hart calls time on BBC sitcom

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:27
TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas.

Walliams tops children's bestsellers

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:22
David Walliams' Awful Auntie has become the best selling children's fiction title of the year just four weeks after going on sale.

Coogan inherits Hoffman TV role

Thu, 2014-10-23 09:00
Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan is cast in a US TV series that was to have starred the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Alvin Stardust: Life and career in pictures

Thu, 2014-10-23 08:49
The life and career of Alvin Stardust

Madeley rape threats complaint filed

Thu, 2014-10-23 08:37
A formal police complaint has been made by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan after online rape threats were made against their daughter, the TV presenters say.

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Thu, 2014-10-23 07:47
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.

Sam Smith cleans up at Mobo awards

Thu, 2014-10-23 07:26
This year's Mobo awards, which saw Sam Smith pick up four trophies, was described by viewers as a "shambles".

Anniversary boost for TS Eliot prize

Thu, 2014-10-23 07:16
The prize money for the TS Eliot Prize has been increased to £20,000 to mark the 50th anniversary of the poet's death in January 2015.

One Direction members earn £6m each

Thu, 2014-10-23 06:52
According to the boy band's company accounts, One Direction earned more than £49m in 2013 in the UK - or £94 every minute.

Stolen art by 'female Banksy' sought

Thu, 2014-10-23 05:58
Police in London are appealing for help to trace stolen murals by an artist known as "the female Banksy", estimated to be worth at least £20,000.

BBC 6 Music draws record listeners

Thu, 2014-10-23 05:29
BBC Radio 6 Music has won record audience figures, reaching almost two million listeners over the past three months, according to Rajar.

Pre-Python TV episodes rediscovered

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:53
Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found.

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?

Thu, 2014-10-23 02:16
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.

Tate boss Serota tops art power list

Wed, 2014-10-22 20:46
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.

Nirvana: 25 years since first UK gig

Wed, 2014-10-22 20:25
Fans recall Nirvana's first UK gig 25 years on

VIDEO: Oscar buzz for Michael 'Birdman' Keaton

Wed, 2014-10-22 20:08
Critics are already hailing Michael Keaton's latest film Birdman a success, with many tipping it for an Oscar as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

AUDIO: 'They said 'you should be dead by now''

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:53
Wilko Johnson spent a whole year "calmly accepting the fact that I was going to die", he has told the BBC's Colin Paterson.

Goodfellas' Frankie suing The Simpsons

Wed, 2014-10-22 13:59
"Somebody get the papers, the papers" - Goodfellas actor Frankie Sivero files a lawsuit against The Simpsons.

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

Wed, 2014-10-22 12:45
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.