Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
A public appeal is launched to save the Wedgwood Museum's collection, which is being sold to pay off the ceramics firm's pension bill.
Queen guitarist Brian May lends some of his collection of Victorian 3D photographs to a new show at London's Tate Britain.
BBC staff vote to go on strike in a row over job losses, the National Union of Journalists says.
Actor Miltos Yerolemou, best known for playing swordsman Syrio Forel in the first series of Game of Thrones, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.
X Factor returns to ITV with 9.3 million viewers, or 43% of the viewing public.
The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
The director of the BBC World Service, Peter Horrocks, is to leave the corporation in the New Year, it is announced.
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom drops in to a County Down seaside town
Mathew Knowles links a fight in a lift after this year's Gala Ball to "Jedi mind tricks" to help boost ticket sales.
Organisers of this year's Edinburgh International Festival reveal that ticket sales have passed the £3m mark for the first time.
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.
Three people have become the first confirmed diggers to find 24-carat gold treasure buried on a beach in Kent.
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
Midge Ure is among a number of big names who will perform at a one-off concert to mark the staging of golf's Ryder Cup in Scotland.
Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon after a fatal shooting at a California rap concert.
The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series is revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on 6 September.
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth aged 92.
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
A public appeal has been launched to try to save the Wedgwood museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the firm's pension bill
LJ Rich looks at how one artist is using computer code to turn internet radio from across the globe into a unique piece of music.
There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.