TV cook Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
Three artists are shortlisted for this year's Brit Critics' Choice award, won last year by Tom Odell.
More than £430,000 raised by phone voting on BBC shows like The Voice is awarded to 77 UK theatre projects.
Playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen has made Idris Elba more selective about his future roles, the actor tells the BBC.
Music streaming website Spotify responds to critics by revealing how much it pays in royalties, it says more than $1bn (£612m) since 2008.
Hollywood star Paul Walker was killed by impact and a fire in a car crash in California on Saturday, a post-mortem examination finds.
Actress Mary Riggans, who played Suzie Sweet in children's show Balamory and Effie in High Road, dies at the age of 78.
The BBC's Victorian crime drama Ripper Street is not returning for a third series after suffering falling ratings, the broadcaster confirms.
James Harding, the BBC's news director, tells staff the corporation's output should "look and sound more like its audiences".
Gal Gadot will play the female superhero in the upcoming Superman sequel, which will also feature Batman.
Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is crowned as a success by West End critics.
Actor David Birrell receives "substantial" damages after being blinded in his right eye by a prop gun at the Donmar Warehouse.
Novelist Manil Suri has won the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction prize for his description of an erotic scene involving three characters.
A radioactive waste pipe is being removed from the garden of actress Helena Bonham Carter.
This year's Turner Prize-winning artwork will go on show in the Cumbrian village where it was conceived and created following its award victory.
Thomas Heatherwick, the man behind the London 2012 cauldron and the city's new Routemaster bus, is honoured by critics for his achievements in design.
A Moscow court jails Bolshoi Ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko for six years over an acid attack on the company's artistic director.
British film-maker Steve McQueen is named best director for 12 Years a Slave by the New York Critics Circle, while American Hustle wins best film.
Actress Julie Walters is to be honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards for her outstanding contribution to British film.
Disney's Frozen and Pixar's Monsters University lead the nominations for the 41st Annie Awards, which honour the year's best achievements in animation.
US singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has been placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats.
Arctic Monkeys and Rudimental also win at the 10th UK Festival Awards with more than half a million votes cast.
The Canadian pop star was looked for more in the UK than Beyonce and Kate Middleton, according to internet search engine Bing.
The Christmas Day episode of ITV's Downton Abbey will go head to head with BBC One's EastEnders, television schedules reveal.
The 50th anniversary Doctor Who special sets a new iPlayer record for the most requests in 24 hours, beating the Olympic opening ceremony.
The BBC Trust concludes it was "not acceptable" to give viewers of a wildlife documentary the impression that an expert was present when he had been filmed separately.
The film August: Osage County is being tipped for Oscar success, in particular Julia Roberts' performance, as Talking Movies Tom Brooks explains.
A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
A town in Portugal displays what it claims is the world's largest moving nativity scene, the Czech Republic holds a competition to find the best sculpture of former president Vaclav Havel - and more from the world of arts.
When most people take photographs of their travels, they are not usually images of buildings abandoned, unloved, and decaying.