Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal chords.
Maxine Peake says she hopes playing Hamlet will make it easier for women to fill male roles because Shakespeare's female roles are "quite problematic".
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.
A gold-rush starts at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival.
The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.
The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.
The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.
A man who claims he was sexually abused by Bryan Singer has dropped his legal action against the X-Men film-maker.
Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon after a fatal shooting at a California rap concert.
Yes, you read that right, Hello Kitty is not a cat - she's a British school kid who likes apple pie, say her creators.
Singer Pixie Lott is the 11th celebrity announced to take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
A Banksy artwork that was painted on a wall outside a cash-strapped youth club is sold to a private collector for £403,000.
A tomato ketchup-stained work by LS Lowry is restored ahead of its public debut in Salford.
One of the best-preserved copies of the first Superman comic sells for $3.2m (£1.9m), a record price for a comic book, according to eBay.
The Butler director Lee Daniels confirms Mike Epps will play late comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic, alongside Oprah.
Scarlett Johansson's new sci-fi drama Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.
Claims that a film about actress Linda Lovelace bore striking similarities to 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat are dismissed by a US judge.
Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.
Sting announces two concerts to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sage Gateshead.
The soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy is deemed by Classic FM listeners to be the best of all time, beating Star Wars into second place.
A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.
Residents in a Teesside street are being filmed for the next series of controversial TV show Benefits Street.
BBC One drama Sherlock wins a hat-trick of awards at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, including prizes for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Great British Bake Off loser Iain Watters tells BBC Newsnight he doesn't hold a grudge against fellow contestant Diana Beard, even though she played a part in his elimination.
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell says he felt "upset" after reading a recent interview published in the Radio Times.
The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.
Nick Higham talks to author Liz Trenow about her new novel, The Poppy Factory.
Omid Djalili joins BBC Breakfast to talk about his new autobiography "Hopeful".