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Three artists are shortlisted for this year's Brit Critics' Choice award, won last year by Tom Odell.
Theatres share The Voice vote funds
More than £430,000 raised by phone voting on BBC shows like The Voice is awarded to 77 UK theatre projects.
Rockwell painting in record sale
A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.
Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC
Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine
TV cook Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
Elba: Mandela 'hard' act to follow
Playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen has made Idris Elba more selective about his future roles, the actor tells the BBC.
Spotify artists earn $0.007 per play
Music streaming website Spotify responds to critics by revealing how much it pays in royalties, it says more than $1bn (£612m) since 2008.
Crash and fire killed Hollywood star
Hollywood star Paul Walker was killed by impact and a fire in a car crash in California on Saturday, a post-mortem examination finds.
Furious star cast as Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot will play the female superhero in the upcoming Superman sequel, which will also feature Batman.
Balamory and High Road actress dies
Actress Mary Riggans, who played Suzie Sweet in children's show Balamory and Effie in High Road, dies at the age of 78.
Crime drama Ripper Street is axed
The BBC's Victorian crime drama Ripper Street is not returning for a third series after suffering falling ratings, the broadcaster confirms.
BBC must tackle diversity 'problem'
James Harding, the BBC's news director, tells staff the corporation's output should "look and sound more like its audiences".
Writer Suri honoured for bad sex
Novelist Manil Suri has won the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction prize for his description of an erotic scene involving three characters.
Toxic pipe moved from actress' land
A radioactive waste pipe is being removed from the garden of actress Helena Bonham Carter.
Jude Law's Henry V 'reigns supreme'
Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is crowned as a success by West End critics.
Blinded Donmar actor wins damages
Actor David Birrell receives "substantial" damages after being blinded in his right eye by a prop gun at the Donmar Warehouse.
Village show for Turner Prize art
This year's Turner Prize-winning artwork will go on show in the Cumbrian village where it was conceived and created following its award victory.
McQueen wins best director honour
British film-maker Steve McQueen is named best director for 12 Years a Slave by the New York Critics Circle, while American Hustle wins best film.
Walters to be honoured at film awards
Actress Julie Walters is to be honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards for her outstanding contribution to British film.
Frozen and Monsters lead Annie field
Disney's Frozen and Pixar's Monsters University lead the nominations for the 41st Annie Awards, which honour the year's best achievements in animation.
France probes Dylan's Croat comments
US singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has been placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats.
Download named festival of the year
Arctic Monkeys and Rudimental also win at the 10th UK Festival Awards with more than half a million votes cast.
Justin Bieber most searched person
The Canadian pop star was looked for more in the UK than Beyonce and Kate Middleton, according to internet search engine Bing.
Christmas Downton v EastEnders clash
The Christmas Day episode of ITV's Downton Abbey will go head to head with BBC One's EastEnders, television schedules reveal.
Doctor Who beats Olympics on iPlayer
The 50th anniversary Doctor Who special sets a new iPlayer record for the most requests in 24 hours, beating the Olympic opening ceremony.
Viewers 'misled' over wildlife show
The BBC Trust concludes it was "not acceptable" to give viewers of a wildlife documentary the impression that an expert was present when he had been filmed separately.
VIDEO: Is this Julia's best performance yet?
The film August: Osage County is being tipped for Oscar success, in particular Julia Roberts' performance, as Talking Movies Tom Brooks explains.
VIDEO: Banksy works to go under the hammer
A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
VIDEO: A supersized nativity and other arts stories
A town in Portugal displays what it claims is the world's largest moving nativity scene, the Czech Republic holds a competition to find the best sculpture of former president Vaclav Havel - and more from the world of arts.
VIDEO: Photographers capture urban decay
When most people take photographs of their travels, they are not usually images of buildings abandoned, unloved, and decaying.
VIDEO: Ben Stiller set in Hollywood stone
Actor Ben Stiller left his hand and footprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday night.
AUDIO: Pete Waterman stunned at £1k vinyl
Music mogul Pete Waterman was stunned to discover that one of his rare Beatles records was worth more than £1,000.
VIDEO: Elba on portraying a living legend
Actor Idris Elba talks to Will Gompertz about playing Nelson Mandela in the film Long Walk To Freedom
VIDEO: Britney 'delighted' to move to Vegas
Singer Britney Spears has arrived in Las Vegas ahead of her residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Radcliffe's relish at tough Beat role
Potter star pleased with his performance "for the first time"
Armando Iannucci: My comedy secrets
Armando Iannucci on his two decades with Partridge
VIDEO: Cashing in on Paul Walker's death
Is Paul Walker's death being exploited for profit?
Rebecca Ferguson on her new freedom
X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson conquers her demons
In pictures: Vintage Stones
Archive of hundreds of Rolling Stones photos goes on show
Venezuela's musical visionary
The man who changed the lives of three million children