Despite saying her own lyrics were turned down, the singer says the project is "from a place of respectful intent".
The show will debut in the US with Netflix streaming it across Europe shortly after.
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.
US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
The 42-year-old Luther star is planning to release an album of music inspired by his BBC detective character.
Claudia Winkleman makes her return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend after her eight-year-old daughter suffered burns at Halloween.
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.
Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is set to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's cult comedy about a hapless male supermodel.
Enrique Iglesias picks up a trio of awards at the Latin Grammy awards, including song of the year for his platinum hit Bailando.
Detective drama Luther is making a comeback for two episodes, as part of a raft of new drama commissions on the BBC.
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life has become the most popular tune to play a UK funeral.
Darth Vader actor David Prowse is reviving his role as the Green Cross Code Man 40 years after he first declared: "Stop, look and listen".
Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.
TV physicist Brian Cox and the visual effects team behind Gravity are to create a new 3D live show using a cutting-edge augmented reality system.
Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions.
Some of the most popular films will now cost you more at the cinema chain.
British director Paul Greengrass, best known for action sequel The Bourne Ultimatum, is to bring George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four to the big screen.
Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
Musician Billy Joel receives the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a gala in Washington DC, honouring his life's work in songwriting.
U2 frontman Bono broke his humerus and fractured his eye socket and left shoulder blade in his recent bicycle accident, the New York hospital that treated him reveals.
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine receives a ticking off from police for speeding on his bicycle in Hyde Park.
I'm A Celebrity's Craig Charles quits the jungle after being told of his brother's death.
BBC London 94.9's Vanessa Feltz is to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.
Artist Howard Barry explains how the mass demonstrations in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson inspired him.
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.