Pop star Cheryl Cole confirms she is to rejoin ITV's The X Factor, along with the show's creator Simon Cowell, for a 12th series.
American writer George Saunders is named the first winner of the Folio Prize for his "darkly playful" short stories, Tenth of December.
Country star turned pop sensation Taylor Swift returns to the top of Billboard's annual list of music money makers, a title she held in 2012 only to relinquish last year to Madonna.
Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the nominees in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, one of the most high-profile events in the UK theatre calendar.
Channel 4 is to broadcast the TV spin-off of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning film Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Sherlock's Martin Freeman.
Harry Styles has won an extension on his High Court order against four photographers for harassment in the UK.
A report into how the BBC is funded recommends arguing for the licence fee to be pegged to inflation, instead of the current freeze.
300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2006 hit 300, slayed the competition at North American cinemas, earning $45.1m (£27m).
Hit musical Book of Mormon will visit Salt Lake City next year, the location of the Mormon church's Utah headquarters.
A woman tells a London court she thought she was going to be raped in publicist Max Clifford's car.
The Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis, best known for his roles in Z-Cars and alongside a young Kenneth Branagh in the BBC series of "Billy" plays has died.
London-based DJ and producer Route 94 has made his debut at number one in the UK chart with My Love.
Hollywood star Liam Neeson takes a new role promoting his native Northern Ireland as a tourist destination.
Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have been writing with the US rock band for One Direction's new album.
Gerard Mortier, who spearheaded an operatic production of Brokeback Mountain at Madrid's Teatro Real, dies aged 70.
Teenage saxophonist Alexander Bone wins the first jazz prize to be awarded in the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition.
The producers of a new musical based on ITV's X Factor admit there is "still work to do" after an audience was left waiting almost 50 minutes between acts at one performance.
The chief cameraman on Oscar-winning film Gravity wins an award for his work at a ceremony which also honours late camera operator Sarah Jones.
Animated film Room on the Broom scoops a prize at the British Animation Awards, less than a week after losing out at the Oscars.
Documentary The Act of Killing, about Indonesian death squads in the 1960s, is named best film at the inaugural Guardian Film awards.
Comedian and US Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been announced as the host for this year's MTV Awards.
The Black Keys are announced as the third musical headliner for the 2014 Latitude Festival in Suffolk.
A woman was found sleeping in the bedroom of the house the singer rents in Atlanta.
A man convicted of a sea scooter crash that killed Usher's 11-year-old stepson is given four years in prison.
Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
Actress Penelope Keith is joined by Michael Crawford as the pair receive their honours from the Queen at Windsor Castle
A female-only weekend on the BBC station is extended to 39 hours on air to celebrate International Women's Day.
The stars of British Asian sketch show Goodness Gracious Me are reuniting for a one-off episode to help celebrate 50 years of comedy on BBC Two.
Border Tales, written by Luca Silvestrini, uses dance theatre to explore the issues of immigration.
Britain now has a National Centre for Circus Arts - but what is it like to study there?