Actor David Morrissey says that people from poorer backgrounds are being excluded from entering the acting profession due to a lack of funding.
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976.
US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.
Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.
Forbidden Broadway, a musical which spoofs other shows, opens in the West End following a transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.
Actor Hugh Bonneville is to reprise his role in BBC comic mockumentary W1A which is returning for a second series next year.
An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art is the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors.
Bob Crewe, who co-wrote hits including Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Walk Like a Man and was key to the success of the Four Seasons pop group, dies at the age of 83.
Scottish actor Angus Lennie, who was famous for roles in The Great Escape and Crossroads, dies in London aged 84.
Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.
Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.
The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.
Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding and Price Harry brought the first ever Invictus Games to a close.
Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness.
The UK government is donating £1.5m for the first translation of all William Shakespeare's works into Mandarin for audiences in China.
A once-a-decade list of the brightest talents in poetry includes rapper, performance poet and playwright Kate Tempest.
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.
Bollywood stars join hundreds expressing outrage on Twitter after a top Indian newspaper published a photo of actress Deepika Padukone's cleavage.
Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder has tweeted the first official photo of the new Batmobile.
Calvin Harris lands his fifth UK number one single with Blame featuring John Newman.
A statue of singer Amy Winehouse is unveiled in Camden on the anniversary of her birthday.
US musician Joe Sample, who wrote chart hits including Randy Crawford's Street Life and One Day I'll Fly Away, dies age 75.
A large crowd gathers outside of BBC Scotland's Glasgow HQ to protest against an alleged institutional bias against Scottish independence.
A letter from Cumbrian-born comedian Stan Laurel to the family of a childhood friend is to be auctioned in Newcastle.
EastEnders actor John Bardon, who played Dot Branning's husband Jim in the soap opera, dies at the age of 75.
Professor Green spoke to BBC Breakfast about his new single Lullaby.
Actor Samuel West and ConservativeHome website editor Mark Wallace on the politics of the arts, and its funding.
Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.
Following comments on Today that the violin is more "difficult" than the guitar, two musicians have spoken out in defence of their instruments