Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
The Ashmolean Museum announces the acquisition of one of the world's greatest collections of modern Chinese art.
British novelist Colin Wilson, best known as the author of The Outsider, dies aged 82.
Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart and Paul Whitehouse are among the big winners at the British Comedy Awards.
The Beatles are to release 59 rare and unheard recordings in a bid to stop copyright protection expiring.
The English National Opera is to begin showing its productions in cinemas, starting next February.
BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini is one of two men rebailed until March by officers investigating claims of historic sexual offences.
LA-based comedy Episodes, featuring Friends star Matt Le Blanc as a fictional version of himself alongside Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig, is commissioned for a fourth series.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave joins American Hustle as the frontrunner at this year's Golden Globe awards.
Philosopher and writer AC Grayling chairs the 2014's Man Booker Prize judging panel, featuring an American literature professor as the competition opens up to writers from the United States.
The BBC includes a special making-of segment in its forthcoming nature documentary Hidden Kingdoms, explaining to viewers how some scenes have been re-enacted.
Fashion photographer Kate Barry, the daughter of Bond theme composer John Barry and actress Jane Birkin dies in Paris at the age of 46.
James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors.
One Direction also make the list of acts to perform the most shows and travel the furthest in the last 12 months.
Ten artists from eight countries are shortlisted for a prestigious contemporary art prize that offers £40,000 for the winner.
Prominent fund-raisers for the arts are honoured by the Prince of Wales, with calls to inspire the next generation of philanthropists.
The autobiography from actor David Jason, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai's story of being shot by the Taliban and David Walliams' latest children's book are winners at the Specsavers National Book Awards
The Weinstein brothers take legal action over Warner Bros' decision to adapt the Hobbit into three films, claiming it deprived them of revenue.
An inquest is to be held into the death of 92-year-old actress Jean Kent after a fall at her Suffolk home.
British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
Singer-songwriter Sam Smith wins the Brits Critics' Choice award, which will be presented during next year's nominations.
Spotify is to allow handsets and tablets to access its service without paid subscription for the first time.
Paving slabs bearing the lyrics of paedophile rock star Ian Watkins in his home town are to be removed after calls by a children's charity and assembly member.
The BBC Trust says it stands by Nick Pollard's review into Newsnight's dropped investigation into Jimmy Savile despite criticism from a Tory MP.
The BBC has been ordered to improve the "quality and distinctiveness" of its peak-time drama and current affairs, it is revealed.
Gary Lucy, Jorgie Porter and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle are all part of the final Dancing On Ice line-up.
Singer Kate Nash songwriter said she would not take a "selfie" photograph at a memorial service, after political leaders were seen taking one at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Actress Greta Gerwig talks about her Golden Globe nomination for her role in the drama Frances Ha.
Julia Roberts and the cast of the film August Osage County attend the New York premiere
A new play tells the story of the British man who was responsible for drawing up the border between India and Pakistan after their independence from British rule in 1947.