Actress Lucy Fallon is to take over the role of Bethany Platt, after another actress was dropped from the same role over an age discrepancy.
Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
One man is killed and two others are injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film set in Taiwan.
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is arrested in the United States after a bar fight, police say.
Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.
Tom Stoppard's new play, The Hard Problem, opens at the National Theatre to mixed reviews.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.
Sergio Pizzorno says Kasabian have been the victims of a "conspiracy" after not receiving a single Brit nomination.
Two special concerts are to be staged at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring music, dance or film inspired by 10 pieces of classical music.
David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.
A former home of Beatles legend John Lennon's mother is to be sold at auction.
A collection of prints by Bristol street artist Banksy fetches nearly £435,000 at auction.
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the death of her father.
Staff at the National Gallery in London are to stage a five-day strike in a row over plans to hand visitor services to a private company.
Novelist Robert Harris calls on the BBC to give books more coverage "at a time when they're really fighting like crazy for a bit of space".
Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms.
Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters are secured by Fox Animation, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises.
A Star Wars fan sells a collection of Star Wars figures - including one item for £18,000 - to raise the cash to buy a house.
The 1960s funk legend Sly Stone wins $5m after suing his manager and lawyer over missed royalties dating back more than 20 years.
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".
An influential DJ says his career may be now at risk after a compressed air horn was let off near him while he was performing a sound check in Manchester.
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
Former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh is awarded the freedom of her Lancashire borough.
BBC News should increase both its local and global coverage and improve its digital services if it is to remain relevant, the corporation has said.
As well as showcasing the best in independent cinema, the annual Sundance Film Festival is trying to show how state-of-the-art moving image technologies can be used to tell stories in very different ways.
Work to give the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College its first major restoration in over half a century is due to begin.
Fourteen office blocks, including one nicknamed the hanging gardens of Basingstoke, have been given protected Grade II* listed status.
The BBC's Gavin Esler met the star of Selma and its director, Ava DuVernay, one of the few African American women directors involved in big Hollywood projects.
An exhibition that charts the colourful life of Zeki Muren, a gay icon and Turkey's most famous singer, has been drawing record crowds.