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.
British director Stephen Frears receives a BFI fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.
At least 16 people die and 11 are injured in an accident at a concert by the pop band 4Minute in Seongnam, South Korea, local media say.
Liverpool's newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre wins this year's Riba Stirling Prize for architecture.
Police are investigating a suspected attempt to steal the Lancashire seafront statue of comedy legend Eric Morecambe.
Acts including Pharrell Williams, Sir Elton John and One Direction launch the BBC's new music initiative with a simultaneous broadcast across TV and radio.
Cult 1990s TV series Twin Peaks is to return with a third series in 2016, 25 years after the end of the second series, creator David Lynch confirms.
A two-day celebration of creativity is taking place in more than 120 pop-up "Fun Palaces" to honour visionary theatre director Joan Littlewood.
Female comics are enjoying a surge in popularity with audiences flocking to see acts including Miranda Hart and Sarah Millican, according to a set of new findings.
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.