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28 January 2015 Last updated at 09:47

Oyelowo defends Cumberbatch on raceDavid Oyelowo

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. Newsbeat

Helen Macdonald holding her book H is for HawkH is for Hawk wins Costa book prize

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.

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthyGhostbusters: Female stars confirmed

Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms.

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    09:41: Domingo in Allen opera: Billboard
    Placido Domingo

    Placido Domingo will take on his 146th role when he sings the title character of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in a production by Woody Allen on 12 September for the Los Angeles Opera.

    Allen will return to direct his staging, which premiered in 2008, the company announced Tuesday.

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    @ladygaga 09:37: Lady Gaga - Grammy gossip
    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga is going Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett at next month's Grammy awards.

    The 28-year-old tweeted: "I'm humbled to be nominated & performing @TheGRAMMYs w/ an incredible man. Honouring a legend, I stand proudly behind him."

    09:16: "Ridiculous" Cumberbatch controversy: BBC Newsbeat Radio 1 and 1Xtra
    David Oyelowo

    David Oyelowo has defended fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during a US TV interview.

    "I think it's ridiculous. When you look at what he was actually saying it's clear that he's a huge supporter of black performers," the actor said.

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    08:56: Get involved: Genevieve Hassan Entertainment reporter

    What do you think of the casting for the new all-female Ghostbusters film? Have you read the Costa Book of the Year and what was your verdict? Get in touch and let us know your views on today's news. Tweet @BBCNewsEnts or email

    08:39: Who you gonna call?
    Ghostbusters cast

    So, we've been waiting a while - but now we can finally take a look at the all-female cast who will be starring in the reboot of the 80's classic Ghostbusters.

    (top left clockwise) Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

    Director Paul Feig tweeted this picture - saying it will hit our screens 22 July 2016.

    08:32: Wake Me Up! Lorna Blount Entertainment reporter the words of Avicii.

    Can you believe it's Wednesday already? Only three more days left of January.

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