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Band Aid single storms to number one

Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.

Cbeebies star is youngest Bafta winner

Nine-year-old actress Cherry Campbell, the star of CBeebies show Katie Morag, becomes the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.

Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep

Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.

Emeli Sande: New Band Aid song needed

Despite saying her own lyrics were turned down, the singer says the project is "from a place of respectful intent".

'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000

A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).

Cosby defends rape claims silence

US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".

Breaking Bad spin-off to air in February

The show will debut in the US with Netflix streaming it across Europe shortly after.

O'Keeffe work sets female art record

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.

Bassey rues Goldfinger 'wrong notes'

Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.

Lily Allen rejected Band Aid invite

The singer said "there's something a bit smug" about the charity single.

Cosby carries on with one-man show

US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.

Idris Elba planning Luther album

The 42-year-old Luther star is planning to release an album of music inspired by his BBC detective character.

Monty Python tune tops funeral songs

Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life has become the most popular tune to play a UK funeral.

Green Cross Code Man back on screen

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".

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

Hockney 'working harder than ever'

Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.

Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show

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.

Cruz to star in Zoolander sequel

Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is set to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's cult comedy about a hapless male supermodel.

Graduate director Mike Nichols dies

Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.

Taylor Swift scores US chart first

Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.

Cher cancels remaining tour dates

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.

Iglesias wins trio of Latin Grammys

Enrique Iglesias picks up a trio of awards at the Latin Grammy awards, including song of the year for his platinum hit Bailando.

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

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.

Winkleman to return to Strictly

Claudia Winkleman makes her return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend after her eight-year-old daughter suffered burns at Halloween.

Detective Luther to make comeback

Detective drama Luther is making a comeback for two episodes, as part of a raft of new drama commissions on the BBC.

BBC presenter caught speeding on bike

BBC presenter Jeremy Vine receives a ticking off from police for speeding on his bicycle in Hyde Park.

VIDEO: Bonneville: Bears, Obamas and the BBC

Actor Hugh Bonneville tells Andrew Marr about the spice of Nicole Kidman, the future of W1A and the past of Downton Abbey.

VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist

Artist Howard Barry explains how the mass demonstrations in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson inspired him.

VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars

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.

VIDEO: Addy on BBC1 domination

Mark Addy talks about his roles in current BBC1 dramas 'Atlantis' and 'Remember Me', and working alongside Michael Palin News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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