A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.
Singer Gregg Allman is dropped from legal action filed by the family of a camera assistant killed on the set of his biopic Midnight Rider.
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland are thwarted.
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
Artist Mairéad McClean wins £20,000 prize
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.
More than 100 arts groups across the country are to receive regular funding from Creative Scotland, it is announced.
An Antony Gormley statue described as a "robotic Angel of the North" will be installed on a cliff top in Dorset.
Dolores Umbridge gets her own biography as JK Rowling releases a new story on her Pottermore website.
A statue by a Turner Prize-winning artist, representing a real Birmingham family, is unveiled.
Millions of photos, diaries, letters and recordings whose copyright owners cannot be traced may be made accessible for the first time under a new scheme.
The Wellcome Trust is giving £1.3m to fund the creation of six new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.
A plaque honouring a poet who Dylan Thomas called "the most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English" is to be unveiled in Swansea.
Doctor Strange, Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel and new Avengers films among Marvel announcement.
Brad Pitt's World War Two drama Fury tops the UK and Ireland box office in its first week of release.
Christopher Nolan's new film Interstellar receives measured acclaim from critics, who praise its ambitious scale but are less convinced by the story.
Chart-topping singer Paolo Nutini postpones two more UK arena shows in London and Cardiff due to "severe tonsillitis".
Singer Phil Collins hands over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade "journey".
A former personal assistant to U2 star Adam Clayton loses an appeal against her conviction for stealing 2.8m euros (£2.2m) from the guitarist.
Kevin Spacey pays tribute to actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to his character in US TV drama House of Cards.
China is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates' exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou.
Plans for an "Eric Morecambe Day" and a sculpture of him with comic partner Ernie Wise are proposed in the wake of an attack on his statue.
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today
It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.
The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".