Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
The nominees for this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, including James Acaster, Alex Horne and Sara Pascoe, are unveiled.
Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.
The former psychologist for TV series Big Brother wins his unfair dismissal claim against the University of Manchester.
A judge rejects a bid by lawyers representing Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, challenging the will of her former husband, Texas billionaire J Howard Marshall.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production, to be directed by Andy Serkis.
A lawyer for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who is serving 10 years in jail for drugs convictions, says he has been granted a new appeal hearing.
Scottish independence would see the BBC broken up with "devastating" consequences for broadcasting in Scotland, according to pro-Union figures.
Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country.
The head of India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from a film producer.
Google has now removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results in response to controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws.
The second Inbetweeners film continues to dominate the UK and Ireland box office chart, leaving the latest Expendables sequel floundering in its wake.
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gains a favourable response from newspaper critics.
A signed copy of Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities bearing a personal inscription to fellow author George Eliot goes on sale for £275,000.
A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.
The Jeeves and Wooster stage show, Perfect Nonsense, cuts short a West End run that had been planned to take it into 2015.
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.
The live action revival of the 1980s cartoon reptiles tops the North American box office for a second consecutive week.
A one-day festival due to be hosted by musician Cate Le Bon in Cardigan has been called off due to the lack of a licence.
Singer Kate Bush requests fans do not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming live concerts.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's album X clocks up eight weeks at number one, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced a pilot scheme to put age ratings on online music videos after concerns many are too graphic.
A former policing minister raises concern about the relationship between the police and the media following a BBC report on a police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
The live screening of Monty Python's farewell show on UK comedy channel Gold prompts an Ofcom investigation over bad language.
New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi admits he is still finding his feet when it comes to playing the Time Lord in the latest series of the BBC One sci-fi show.
The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.
Drew McOnie has choreographed a new version of Little Red Riding Hood for the National Youth Ballet.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.