New acts George The poet, James Bay and Years and Years are being tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.
A fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, popularly known as the "Diva of Music" in the Arab world, dies at the age of 87.
Boyzone singer Ronan Keating calls making his West End debut in musical Once a "liberating" if exposing experience.
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.
Oscar winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are to star in a TV series written by Ally McBeal writer David E Kelley.
Willy Russell's Educating Rita is to have its first professional production in Liverpool in 13 years to mark the 35th anniversary of its 1980 premiere.
ITV's detective drama Grantchester is commissioned for a second series after an average of 6.6 million viewers watched the first series.
The Australian drummer of rock group AC/DC briefly appears in court in New Zealand, arriving late, to face a charge of threatening to kill.
Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
A collection of photos of Marilyn Monroe collected by Welsh snooker star Dominic Dale over 25 years sells for more than £25,000 at auction.
Star Trek legend William Shatner denies rumours he will boldly go to switch on the Christmas lights in a Cheshire town.
Award-winning musical Rent is to have a three-month run in Havana, Cuba's first Broadway show in more than 50 years.
The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The founding artistic director of Manchester International Festival is to leave after next year's event.
Universal Pictures take on a movie based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs following Sony Pictures' departure from the project.
Big budget productions including the latest Star Wars and Avengers films have helped profits higher at Pinewood Shepperton.
The Cowardly Lion costume from classic film The Wizard of Oz sells for more than $3m (£1.9m) at an auction in New York.
The American heavy metal band are announced as the first headliner for the festival over the bank holiday weekend.
Singer Katy Perry is to headline the NFL Super Bowl half-time show next February.
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.
The controversial Top Gear special that has prompted complaints from Argentine diplomats will air at Christmas, the BBC announces.
Older children watch half the amount of live television per day than adults, preferring to watch content online, new research suggests.
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
Israeli directors are creating everything from westerns to cannibalistic fantasies as Talking Movies' Tom Brook has been finding out.
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.
A nun who won Italy's version of The Voice singing contest has released an album, revealing some unusual song choices.
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, has died aged 87.