Despite saying her own lyrics were turned down, the singer says the project is "from a place of respectful intent".
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
Best-selling trilogy and blockbuster film franchise The Hunger Games is set to be made into a stage show in 2016, it is announced.
The title of the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise is announced on Twitter.
The drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, appears in a New Zealand court on charges of attempting to arrange a murder.
London's galleries, theatres and other arts organisations get a disproportionate share of public arts funding, a group of MPs concludes.
Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, who personified the trad jazz revival of the 1950s and 60s, dies aged 85.
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador.
Brad Pitt's World War Two drama Fury tops the UK and Ireland box office in its first week of release.
The Pet Shop Boys' 1987 hit Always On My Mind is voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.
The Last Ship, Sting's musical about shipbuilding in the North East of England, opens on Broadway to respectable, if qualified reviews.
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms.
Late actress Lynda Bellingham had shared her hopes for a final Christmas in a special edition of Loose Women being broadcast today.
British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed.
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