The news of the death of Nelson Mandela breaks during a royal gala screening about the life of the former South African president.
British pianist Stan Tracey, one of the greats of the jazz world, dies at the age of 86.
Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone is offering fans the chance to get up close and personal with him in London next month at a one-off show.
A blood-soaked stage version of Swedish vampire story Let the Right One In opens at London's Royal Court and aims to attract more teenagers to the theatre.
Russian promoters insist Elton John's concerts will happen this weekend, despite concerns over the country's legal crackdown on gay rights.
Big budget musicals The Book of Mormon and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory go up against each other at next year's What's On Stage awards.
Channel 4's overall share of viewing has fallen 11.4% over the past year, while ITV scores first rise in 23 years, figures show.
A Depression era view of New Jersey by Edward Hopper sells for $40m (£24.4m), setting an auction record for the US artist.
Veteran broadcaster Angela Rippon, actress Sheridan Smith and academic Mary Beard are among the stars honoured at the Women in Film and Television Awards
An art gallery in West Yorkshire welcomes its one millionth visitor just two and a half years after opening.
Fox announces that the next film in the franchise will be called Apocalypse and will be released in cinemas in May 2016.
An 18-year-old is arrested after being accused of stealing part of the car Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in.
The yellow polyester jumpsuit worn by martial arts film legend Bruce Lee sells for $100,000 (£61,000) at an auction in Hong Kong.
Ida Pollock, a prolific writer of romantic fiction, dies, aged 105.
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle will be returning to London with the Berlin Philharmonic for a major residency in 2015.
A new production of Jules Verne's Around The World in Eighty Days is to open at London's O2 Arena next year.
A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.
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.
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.
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.
British boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
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.
The NUJ settles legal action brought by BBC HR director Lucy Adams and apologises for falsely accusing her of a "dirty tricks" campaign against its members.
Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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.
The director of the new Nelson Mandela film describes how the premier was halted at the news of the former president's death.
Nelson Mandela was often seen with stars from the world of entertainment and sport.
Colin Firth joins World War Two veterans and the widow of the man he plays at the London premiere of prisoner of war film The Railway Man
Actresses Sheridan Smith and Jaime Winstone star in a new film called Powder Room which centres on the ladies loos in a nightclub.