The cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed to encourage more investment in the UK film industry.
Shakespeare Globe's 2014 season will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and the centenary of WW1 with four new plays.
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle will be returning to London with the Berlin Philharmonic for a major residency in 2015.
BBC HR director Lucy Adams settles her legal action against the NUJ after the union apologised for falsely accusing her of a "dirty tricks" campaign against its members.
Mel Greig, one of two Australian DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse, has resigned from the radio station which broadcast the show.
British boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
Former Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig and Girls creator Lena Dunham are among the US comedy stars who will be seen in a more serious guise at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
Britain's Emma Thompson is named the year's best film actress by the National Board of Review for her role as Mary Poppins creator PL Travers in Saving Mr Banks.
A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.
More than £430,000 raised by phone voting on BBC shows like The Voice is awarded to 77 UK theatre projects.
Entertainer Freddie Starr is bailed again by officers from Operation Yewtree investigating allegations of sexual offences.
Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The band's fifth album AM is chosen by the music magazine as its album of the year.
A new production of Jules Verne's Around The World in Eighty Days is to open at London's O2 Arena next year.
Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is crowned as a success by West End critics.
Actor David Birrell receives "substantial" damages after being blinded in his right eye by a prop gun at the Donmar Warehouse.
Novelist Manil Suri has won the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction prize for his description of an erotic scene involving three characters.
Hollywood star Paul Walker was killed by impact and a fire in a car crash in California on Saturday, a post-mortem examination finds.
Gal Gadot will play the female superhero in the upcoming Superman sequel, which will also feature Batman.
Playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen has made Idris Elba more selective about his future roles, the actor tells the BBC.
Three artists are shortlisted for this year's Brit Critics' Choice award, won last year by Tom Odell.
Music streaming website Spotify responds to critics by revealing how much it pays in royalties, it says more than $1bn (£612m) since 2008.
US singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has been placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats.
TV cook Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
Actress Mary Riggans, who played Suzie Sweet in children's show Balamory and Effie in High Road, dies at the age of 78.
The BBC's Victorian crime drama Ripper Street is not returning for a third series after suffering falling ratings, the broadcaster confirms.
Colin Firth joins World War II veterans and the widow of the man he plays at the London premiere of prisoner of war film The Railway Man
Hanson, the band of brothers whose single Mmm Bop was an international hit in 1997, talk to BBC Breakfast about children, albums and inspiration
The film August: Osage County is being tipped for Oscar success, in particular Julia Roberts' performance, as Talking Movies Tom Brooks explains.
A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.