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Cosby 'obtained sedatives for sex'

US comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, court documents say.

Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

Jerry Weintraub - the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films - dies in California aged 77, US media say.

X Factor auditions back on Wednesday

Auditions for the talent show will begin on Wednesday after a two-day break following the death of Simon Cowell's mother.

Wireless organisers meet with council after festival trouble

After video footage emerged showing trouble at Wireless festival the local council says it will talk with organisers to review security.

BBC to fund over-75s' TV licences

The BBC will be required to cover the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s, the government confirms.

BBC defeated over Wimbledon show

The BBC changes the format of the Wimbledon highlights programme hosted by Clare Balding after mounting criticism of the format.

NME magazine to be given away free

Music magazine NME is to be given away free later this year in a bid to boost its circulation.

Cowell cancels X Factor auditions

X Factor auditions in Manchester are cancelled after the death of Simon Cowell's mother.

Dinos hold on to box office crown

Jurassic World holds on to the top spot at the North American box office, holding Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL at bay.

Farmers 'objected' to Monet lilies

A new garden-themed art exhibition will tell the intriguing story about Claude Monet and the famous water lily pond that inspired his best-known works.

Lionel Richie storms album chart

Lionel Richie soars to the top of the album chart following his triumphant show at Glastonbury.

Spall lined up for Ian Paisley film

Actor Timothy Spall is in "advanced talks" to star as the late Northern Ireland first minister, Ian Paisley, in a new film.

Grohl performs on TV-inspired throne

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl plays through the pain of a broken leg, sitting atop a Game of Thrones-inspired chair at US gig.

Damon Albarn removed from stage

Blur's Damon Albarn is removed from stage by security at the Roskilde festival after a mammoth five-hour set.

VIDEO: The chapel full of Sean Scully art

Artist Sean Scully has filled a chapel near Barcelona with his abstracts, sculptures and frescoes.

VIDEO: Is Rihanna's latest video too grim?

Rihanna's latest video has sparked a debate about whether it is too violent, too sexist, too misogynistic and just too grim.

VIDEO: Hall: 'Strong deal' for the BBC

The BBC director general Tony Hall says he has negotiated a good deal for the BBC.

VIDEO: Why Song of the Sea is making waves

Song of the Sea is a new animated film telling the story of fictional Selkies

VIDEO: Shaun the Sheep trail in city

Bristol's new sculpture trail featuring Shaun the Sheep is set to kick off on Monday.

VIDEO: Iron Maiden's Dickinson on cancer recovery

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson tells the BBC he is on the mend after his treatment for tumours on his tongue.

VIDEO: Why isn’t there more booing in theatres?

Will Gompertz wonders why theatre audiences don't express their dissatisfaction more audibly.

VIDEO: A Perfect Day in the Balkans conflict

A new drama called A Perfect Day set against the backdrop of the conflict in the Balkans will go into release next month.

Putting on the Shaun the Sheep show

Crowds flock to see Bristol Shauns

Meeting the man behind Mr Tumble

So, Mr Tumble, don't you get sick of being so cheerful?

Obituary: Val Doonican

Val Doonican, Ireland's answer to Bing Crosby

Rita Ora on X Factor and new music

Rita Ora on her Oscars ordeal and the X Factor

The man who made Manchester cool again

The man who made Manchester cool again

A tale of three Murdochs

Three Murdochs - all with something to prove

Apple aims for bigger bite of music market

Apple's new streaming service threatens to undermine Spotify in the continuing battle to get fans to pay for music.

US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92

US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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