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Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival

Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.

Sinden honoured at theatre awards

Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.

Easy Rider motorcycle sold for $1.35m

A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.

Ella Henderson tops UK album chart

Former X Factor finalist Ella Henderson has called topping the UK album chart with her debut release Chapter One "a moment in time I will never forget".

S Korea concert planner found dead

A South Korean man involved in planning a concert in which at least 16 people were killed has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police say.

Stephen Frears handed BFI fellowship

British director Stephen Frears is honoured with a British Film Institute (BFI) fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.

Jeremy Clarkson caught speeding

BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he will have points on his licence for the first time in 30 years after he was caught speeding.

Paris 'sex toy' sculpture sabotaged

A huge inflatable sculpture, apparently inspired by the shape of a sex toy and a Christmas tree, is sabotaged days after it was erected in Paris.

Actress Misty Upham found dead

A family spokeswoman confirms that a body found in a ravine near Seattle is 32-year-old Frozen River actress Misty Upham.

Brand film to tackle financial crash

British director Michael Winterbottom tells the BBC he is working with comic Russell Brand on a documentary about the recent economic crash.

Design Museum to offer free entry

London's Design Museum will establish a free permanent collection from 2016, following its relocation to new premises in the Kensington area.

Liverpool theatre wins Stirling Prize

Liverpool's newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre wins this year's Riba Stirling Prize for architecture.

Giant genitalia exhibited in toilets

An Edwardian toilet block in Bristol is to be occupied by giant black velvet genitalia in the name of art.

Warwick Davis in new Star Wars film

Warwick Davis, who played Wicket the Ewok in 1983's Return of the Jedi, will have a role in the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII

Grisham 'sorry' for child porn views

Author John Grisham has apologised for criticising the US justice system's "harsh" punishment of those viewing indecent images of children.

Renowned artist's painting stolen

An oil painting by a renowned Welsh artist whose works have been sold for tens of thousands of pounds, is stolen from London's Southbank Centre.

China warns against 'immoral' art

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells artists, authors and actors that their work should present socialist values and not carry the "stench of money".

US actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Elizabeth Pena, who was known for her roles in films and TV shows including Lone Star and Modern Family, dies at the age of 55.

Actress to meet police over abuse

Samantha Morton is to meet police over claims she suffered sexual abuse by care home workers in Nottinghamshire.

Carell: Fake nose helped film role

Actor Steve Carell says the prosthetic nose he wore for the film Foxcatcher made people treat him differently on set.

Ulster Orchestra 'may face closure'

The Ulster Orchestra will be forced to close by the end of the year unless it receives £500,000 in emergency funding, its chairman warns.

Bono sorry for iTunes album release

Bono says the decision to add U2's new album to all iTunes users' music libraries arose from a mixture of megalomania, generosity, self-promotion and fear.

Jack White band member dies on tour

Jack White cancels his remaining tour dates in Mexico after the keyboard player in his backing band, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, dies aged 38.

Joan Rivers died of brain damage

Comedian Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen, the New York medical examiner's office rules.

Walliams settles hacking claim

Comedian David Walliams accepts undisclosed damages from News Group Newspapers over phone-hacking claims.

BBC lets public search old programmes

The BBC's Genome Project launches in a test version, providing a way for the public to search more than 80 years of programmes.

VIDEO: 'I'd be lost without poetry'

Writer and broadcaster Clive James talks about his new volume of essays and how poetry helps him deal with his terminal cancer.

VIDEO: Pitt: Fury 'depicts reality of war'

The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury.

VIDEO: 'Thomas was an international poet'

It is 100 years since the birth of the great poet Dylan Thomas and a London tribute to him is being led, in part, by comedian and writer Griff Rhys Jones.

VIDEO: A 'cloud of glass' in Paris

Frank Gehry's "cloud of glass", otherwise known as the Louis Vuitton Foundation, has finally been unveiled in Paris. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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