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Birdman given boost in Oscars race

Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize.

Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.

US talk show pioneer Franklin dies

Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.

Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70

Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.

Mrs Doubtfire musical in the works

Composer of Disney's Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors reveals he's working on a musical based on the 1993 film.

Cooper brings Elephant Man to London

Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.

Artes Mundi winner shares prize cash

Theaster Gates says he will share his £40,000 Artes Mundi winnings with the nine other shortlisted artists.

Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

Taylor Swift will perform at Radio 1's Big Weekender taking place in Norwich in May.

Seven-party TV debate plan announced

Broadcasters publish new plans for TV election debates including leaders of seven UK political parties, and say they will go ahead regardless of who takes part.

Bailey and Tempah for iPlayer shows

Comedian Bill Bailey and rapper Tinie Tempah among big names fronting 16 new shows exclusively available on BBC iPlayer.

Rihanna, Kanye and McCartney team-up

The 26-year-old singers teams up with rapper and Beatles songwriter for release of acoustic number Four Five Seconds.

Kelly Hoppen quits Dragons' Den

Designer Kelly Hoppen announces she is quitting BBC Two's Dragons' Den after two series.

Mexican artist for Tate Turbine Hall

Mexico's Abraham Cruzvillegas, known for making sculptures from found materials, will be the next artist to fill the Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern.

Patterson writes self-destruct novel

The world's first self-destructing novel, which will have a life-span of 24 hours before it explodes, is offered by author James Patterson.

Italy police recover 5,000 artefacts

A record haul of rare antiquities is revealed by Italian police after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring.

Sundance opens with Nina Simone film

The Sundance Film Festival in park City, Utah launches its 2015 edition with a documentary about legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone.

Scorsese Bill Clinton film 'shelved'

Martin Scorsese's planned HBO TV documentary film on former US President Bill Clinton is shelved indefinitely over control disagreements, according to reports.

Simon Pegg to co-write Star Trek 3

The actor and writer Simon Pegg confirms he is set co-write Star Trek 3 and will return to play Scotty in the film franchise.

Glitter 'said assault was a secret'

Former singer Gary Glitter sexually assaulted a teenage girl after she had been taken to meet him backstage after a show, a court hears.

Ed Sheeran to get Tussauds waxwork

Pop star Ed Sheeran is measured by Madame Tussauds ahead of the creation of his waxwork effigy.

Pop star Rihanna wins image battle

Pop star Rihanna wins a legal battle against high street store Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.

Corrie star admits drink-driving

Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox is banned from driving for a year after admitting a charge of drinking-driving.

Windsor set for EastEnders reunion

EastEnders veterans Barbara Windsor and Pam St Clement are to appear in a Gogglebox-style programme as part of the BBC soap's 30th anniversary.

Critics hail Wolf Hall's TV debut

Critics call the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning novels "close to perfect television".

VIDEO: Colin Firth on being an unlikely villain

Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a villain.

VIDEO: Bremner's satire turns to coalition

Impressionist Rory Bremner makes a return to satire for a new BBC comedy, with a particular focus on the coalition government.

VIDEO: Laughing the Indian America way

Sanjay Manaktala is an Indian American comedian with a unique perspective on relations between the two countries.

VIDEO: Winstone giving soldiers a voice

Actors Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman are helping the armed forces to get involved in theatre.

VIDEO: Wee Kris's AC/DC Hampden dream

An online campaign launches for a 12-year-old boy to support AC/DC at Hampden after a video of him playing their music went viral.

VIDEO: Mortdecai 'criminally fun to make'

Johnny Depp talks about his latest film Mortdecai and why he can sometimes be found on the wards of Great Ormond Street Hospital. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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