Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
The children of late US actor Robin Williams say "the world will never be the same" without their father.
Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood's biggest post-war stars, has died at home in New York after a career spanning seven decades.
Actor Robin Williams, star of Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, has died at home in California in an apparent suicide, say police.
Penguin has defended its decision to use an image of a doll-like young girl on the cover of a new edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Actor Peter Capaldi says his Doctor will be "less user-friendly" as the BBC unveils his first full-length episode of Doctor Who.
Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
Reformed 1980s band Culture Club and dance act Clean Bandit are to play concerts with the BBC Philharmonic to widen the appeal of orchestral music.
Three stars of US hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory sign new three-year contracts, putting to an end a brief delay in filming new episodes.
Disney's Marvel adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy takes $94m (£55.8m) to top the North American box office in its debut weekend.
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith has died following complications from major heart surgery at the age of 59, his company says.
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.
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