Arts and culture should be spared further funding cuts as the government seeks to balance the books, the new head of Arts Council England says.
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.
U2 are mourning the death of their "irreplaceable" tour manager Dennis Sheehan who has died of a suspected cardiac arrest.
Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.
Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.
Hull is chosen to host the final of contemporary art's biggest competition, the Turner Prize, in the year it will be the City of of Culture.
Blues artist BB King has been honoured with a street procession in Memphis a fortnight after his death at the age of 89.
There is a real danger that S4C's funding will be shrunk by the Conservative government, a Labour MP warns.
The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.
Swedish Eurovision winner Mans Zelmerlow soars to number five in the mid-week music chart with his upbeat song Heroes.
New York's theatreland enjoys its best ever season for 2014-2015, breaking box office and attendance records.
Two-time Oscar winning actor Jessica Lange is set to return to New York's Broadway next year in Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Jake Wood, who plays dodgy businessman Max Branning in EastEnders, is to take a year long break from the soap.
The actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen's revealed she turned down a leading role in the Fifty Shades movie, because of the amount of nudity.
Dean Stalham is a writer, visual artist and former prisoner who believes the arts help prevent ex-offenders from returning to jail.
Hull is to host the Turner Prize, one of the biggest events in British art, when it is UK City of Culture in 2017.
A new documentary focusing on the radicalisation of Pakistani youth is currently on the festival circuit.
Miranda Hart and Melissa McCarthy talk to BBC Breakfast about their new film Spy, and being a woman in Hollywood.
An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.
Will Gompertz is at the unveiling of the Barenboim piano in London.
Novelist Alexander McCall-Smith has won the unusual prize of a pet pig after winning the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize at the Hay Literary Festival.
At this year's Hay Festival, writer and comedian David Baddiel has launched his first book for children, The Parent Agency.
The Grange Hill character who reflected a changing UK
Michael Fassbender tackles Macbeth on screen
The writer who links The Vagina Monologues and Mad Max
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Jesus during his 40-day fast in the desert will be screened at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Hugh Laurie challenges Hollywood's 'scary' view of the future
Singer Laura Doggett's frustration with modern pop lyrics
Cate Blanchett on her new film Carol