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  1. TTFN

    Emma Saunders

    Entertainment reporter

    That's it for this Tuesday - join us tomorrow for more breaking news from the world of arts and entertainment. And for you culture vultures out there, we'll be covering the Museum of the Year. See you then.

  2. Record profits for Pinewood

    Daniel Craig

    James Bond doesn't just protect us all from the world's superbaddies, turns out he's also partly responsible for Pinewood Studios turning a record profit over the last year.

    Production on the 24th film, starring Daniel Craig as 007, as well as blockbusters such as the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age Of Ultron increased the studio's profit from £64.1m to £75m.

    However, its TV revenues dipped from £6.2m to £5.8m.

    Read more.

  3. Don't cross the streams

    After revealing the new re-booted Ghostbusters costumes on Twitter, director Paul Feig has gone one better and shown off the new Proton packs. 

    Well new-ish, they look pretty battered

  4. Wedding bells


    You are invited to the wedding of Freddie Thornhill and Stuart Bixby - 50 years after the couple from ITV sitcom Vicious first got together.

    The pair - played by Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi - will be seen tying the knot in an episode on Monday 6 July.

  5. Bieber finds God

    Justin Bieber credited a Pentecostal pastor with turning his life around as he joined thousands of Christians at a five-day church conference in Sydney, Australia.

    Justin Bieber

    The pop star, 21, gave thanks to Hillsong Church's New York City pastor Carl Lentz when he spoke to Ten Network television: "I'm glad to know him. He's changed my life."

    Lentz has recruited several American celebrities and sports stars to the church, whose headquarters are in Sydney.

    Perhaps Bieber's new found faith will keep him on the straight and narrow after a string of run-ins with the law.

    Earlier this month, the Canadian singer pleaded guilty to crashing into a photographer's van while out with ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez.

  6. The O.C. on stage

    Cast of The O.C.

    Fans of mid-noughties American teen drama rejoice, The O.C. is being revived as a stage musical.

    That's the good news - here's the catch - you will have to make your way to Los Angeles and catch the show's single performance on 30 August.

    According to website The Line of Best Fit, the show is being adapted, directed and produced by Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, the team behind Cruel Intentions: The Musical.

  7. You're fired?

    Donald Trump

    The love-in between NBC and business mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump is over.

    The network has said it will no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump, after comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his presidential campaign.

    It had already been decided Trump would leave NBC show The Apprentice before he made his controversial comments.

    During a speech in which he announced he would be running for President earlier this month, Trump said Mexican immigrants are "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists and some, I assume, are good people" and called for building a wall along the southern border of the US.

    Trump later said that his remarks were directed at US policymakers, not the Mexican government or its people. Hmmm.

    Miss USA has aired on NBC since 2003, and this year's edition was due to air on July 12.

    "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,'' NBC said in a statement.

    In a statement issued by his company in New York, Trump said: "NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct. That is why our country is in serious trouble."

    On Monday, Mexican media giant Televisa said it will no longer air the Miss Universe pageant. Not really surprising.

    Read more.

  8. One step beyond

    So we now know the title of Star Trek 3. Director Jason Lin tweeted the news. It's not exactly the best kept secret in cinema but we're loving the retro patch.

    View more on twitter
  9. No Back to the Future reboot

    The Daily Telegraph

    Robert Zemeckis

    Great Scott!

    Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis has kyboshed any potential thoughts on rebooting the franchise.

    Zemeckis, who along with co-writer Bob Gale told the rights to the original 1985 film starring Michael J Fox, told the Telegraph: "That can't happen until both Bob and I are dead. And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it.

    "I mean, to me, that's outrageous. Especially since it's a good movie. It's like saying 'Let's remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?'

    "What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?"

  10. John Noakes missing

    John Noakes

    Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes has been reported missing from his home in Majorca.

    Local police in the district of Andratx said they were alerted by the 81-year-old's wife Vicky at about 8am this morning.

    Police and the Civil Guard are taking part in the search, and volunteers are expected to help out later today.

    Police said Mr Noakes had Alzheimer's disease.

    "We are searching for Mr Noakes in the village. His wife reported him missing this morning. She is worried because of his state of health and the heat, which is around 35C (95F) today."

    Noakes worked on Blue Peter for 12 years and a half years in the 1960s and 1970s.

  11. Power of music

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Burt Bacharach

    A year ago Jo Milne was given implants allowing her to hear for the first time.

    Last weekend she visited Glastonbury Festival.

    Watch her reaction to hearing Burt Bacharach live.

  12. Sherlock star joins Swallows and Amazons

    Andrew Scott

    Sherlock star Andrew Scott has joined the cast of a new TV adaptation of Swallows and Amazons.

    Scott plays an agent in pursuit of the reclusive and enigmatic Jim Turner (Rafe Spall), inspired by author Arthur Ransome's own life as a spy.

    Shooting is currently taking place in Yorkshire and the Lake District.

    It was revealed earlier this week that one of the character names had been changed from Titty to Tatty.

    Can't think why.

  13. AC/DC on Spotify

    Brian Johnson

    Hells Bells. AC/DC are finally making the move to streaming services making their catalogue available on services like Spotify, Rdio and Apple Music, which launches later.

    The band was among the last of the high profile "refuseniks" like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to make themselves available on iTunes, only relenting three years ago.

  14. Rear-ly?

    Cant believe this still exists in the 21st Century but apparently celebrity derrieres are still worthy of award status.

    Kym Marsh

    So, congratulations to singer, actress and mum Kym Marsh on her Rear of the Year title.

    Daniel Radcliffe's bottom was apparently equally worthy of a mention , winning as it did, the male Rear of the Year.

    Sadly neither fundament was available for comment.

  15. Kingsize premiere for Ant-Man

    The stars of the new Marvel film Ant-Man turned out for the US premiere of the film last night.

    The latest movie in the Marvel universe stars Paul Rudd as a petty criminal who acquires a suit that allows him to shrink in size but increase in strength.

    Paul Rudd and Stan Lee

    It was created by Stan Lee (pictured with Rudd above), the man behind other Marvel characters including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor and Iron Man.

    Corey Stoll and Michael Douglas

    Michael Douglas plays scientist Hank Pym pictured with co-star, The Strain actor Corey Stoll.

    Evangeline Lilly

    A very pregnant Evangeline Lilly was happy to pose with the film's director Peyton Reed.

    The film is due out in the UK on 17 July.

  16. BBC Three online move green-lit

    Bad Education

    Plans to move BBC Three online in January 2016 have been approved by the BBC Trust.

    However, several conditions, including a commitment from BBC One and Two to broadcast more BBC Three programmes aimed at 16-34 year olds, have been set by the trust.

    It rejected proposals for a new BBC One+1 channel, which it said would be at the expense of commercial rivals.

    Read the full story.

  17. Ghostbuster togs revealed

    Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has revealed the new costumes for his female-led reboot of the franchise starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

    and some reactions coming in already...

  18. Gravity case dropped


    Sandra Bullock

    Author Tess Gerritsen has dropped her legal case against Warner Bros. and New Line over alleged similarities between the 2013 Oscar-winning film Gravity and her 1999 book of the same name.

    She confirmed the news in a statement on her blog Monday, citing "brutal emotional and financial costs".

    Both the film and the novel feature a female astronaut stranded in space, trying to get home.

    A federal judge has now twice dismissed her suit.

    Read the full story.

  19. Warthog's a winner

    Nick Mackman

    A sculptor has won a prestigious wildlife art prize with her collection of ceramic warthogs.

    Nick Mackman was named the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundations' (DSWF) 2015 Wildlife Artist of the Year at a prize-giving event at the Mall Galleries in London last night.

    Commenting on the winning piece, judge Hazel Soan, an artist and gallery owner, said: "The piece by Nick Mackman demonstrates her consistency of form and wonderful characterisation and individuality she moulds as if from the African earth to create such wonderful, living sculpture."

    They're not the prettiest creatures though...

  20. Never mind the Pollocks

    Pollock paintings

    A Jackson Pollock exhibition at Tate Liverpool has gone down well with art critics.

    Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots at Tate Liverpool is the first exhibition in more than 30 years to explore the artist's black pourings, a lesser known but influential part of his work.

    The series of black enamel and oil drip paintings will go on display today until 18 October.

    The Daily Telegraph's Alastair Smart gave the exhibition four stars and wrote: "As was his wont, Pollock soon moved on from the Black Paintings. But these works clearly shouldn't be written off, as they have been, as mere exercises in gloom, early symptoms of Pollock's decline after his triumphant (alcohol-free) spell in the late Forties."

    The Guardian's Jonathan Jones also gave it four stars: "This exhibition casts a brilliant new light on an American tragedy. It is proof that even as Pollock drifted into the swamp of self-destruction, he plucked the strange fruit hanging from its tangled trees."

    Although Andrea Rose on Radio 4's Front Row was less effusive.

    Catch it while you can. Splat.

  21. Foo Fighters

    BBC Newsbeat

    Radio 1 and 1Xtra

    Dave Grohl

    The Foo Fighters' US tour is going ahead despite frontman Dave Grohl breaking his right leg in Sweden earlier this month.

    The frontman fractured his fibula after falling off stage at the Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg on 12 June.

    The band were forced to cancel their headline slot at Glastonbury last weekend as well as dates at Wembley Stadium and Murrayfield.

    They also had to cancel three European dates.

    It's unclear how mobile Grohl will be for the band's US tour dates, which start on Saturday, Independence Day, in Washington DC.

    Read the full story.

  22. Boos heard at the Opera House

    There have been reports of an unexpected reaction at the first night of a new production of William Tell at the Royal Opera House in London. A scene, in which a young woman is stripped naked and molested by actors, was apparently met with audible booing.

    In its review, The Stage confirmed: One scene, in which the Swiss women are supposed to be made to dance by the Austrian soldiery, is ramped up into a gratuitous gang-rape that provokes the noisiest and most sustained booing I can ever recall during any performance at this address.

    The Guardian has reported that Kasper Holten, the ROH’s director of opera, issued a statement saying: “The production intends to make it an uncomfortable scene, just as there are several upsetting and violent scenes in Rossini’s score. 

    "We are sorry if some people have found this distressing.”

  23. Boxing clever

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

    If you're after a big pay cheque, how about boxing as your chosen career?

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao topped Forbes list of the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities on Monday, following their bout in Las Vegas last month.

    Winner Mayweather earned an estimated $300m (£190m) over the past 12 months, while Pacquiao took home $160m (£102m). Wow.

    Pop star Katy Perry came in third with a mere $135m (£86m), largely thanks to her Prismatic World Tour which took in 124 countries.

    One Direction were the highest Brits coming in fourth place.

    Other top 10 entries include country music star Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and actor Robert Downey Jr.

  24. Gender reassigned DJ returns to work

    Stephanie Hirst

    A DJ who underwent gender reassignment is returning to radio after a year-long break.

    Barnsley-based DJ Stephanie Hirst, formerly known as Simon, left Capital FM Yorkshire and television channel Gold last June after confirming her gender change.

    She will join BBC Radio Manchester for a weekly show.

    Read more.

  25. Clarkson to leave on a high?

    Top Gear

    Jeremy Clarkson's final series of Top Gear has been nominated for best entertainment show at the 2015 TV Choice Awards.

    The series finale bowed out with 5.8 million viewers when it aired on Sunday night.

    The car show is up against Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Celebrity Juice and The Graham Norton Show.

    "TV Choice and Total TV Guide's editor-in-chief Jon Peake said: "Top Gear is a big hit with our readers. Ant and Dec are also very popular and can do no wrong with our readers absolutely adoring them, so coming head-to-head with Ant and Dec could mean it's a fight to the death."

    Poldark star Aidan Turner takes on Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi, Broadchurch actor David Tennant and James Nesbitt (The Missing) in the best actor category.

    Best actress nominees are Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Sheridan Smith (Cilla), Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch) and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who).

    The awards take place in London 7 September and will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry. Find out the full list of nominees here.

  26. Jason Statham, what a Pratt

    Chris Pratt

    Jurassic Park star Chris Pratt is a man of many talents and impersonations is one of them.

    Not too sure how his Jason Statham on Saturday Night Live will go down with the British hard man though.

    At least we know what he would look like bald.

  27. Hawking to deliver BBC lecture

    Professor Stephen Hawking

    Prof Stephen Hawking is to present this year's BBC Reith Lecture, with a talk on black holes.

    If you're confident you will be able to understand the theories presented then you will be able to listen on BBC Radio 4 later this year.

    It's part of a raft of announcements of new programmes which includes Rev star Miles Jupp taking over from Sandi Toksvig as the host of Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz.

    Read more.

  28. Get involved

    Kev Geoghegan

    Arts and entertainment reporter

    So are you excited about Glenda Jackson return to acting? Please get in touch with us about any of our stories today by tweeting @BBCNewsEnts or email

  29. Glenda returns to acting

    Glenda Jackson

    Double Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson's is returning to acting after more than two decades in politics.

    The former MP will star in a Radio 4 adaptation of Emile Zola's 20-volume novel series Les Rougon-Macquart.

    Entitled Blood, Sex And Money, the series is described as "a multi-stranded immersive experience that draws us into 19th Century France".

    There will be three seasons, broadcast at six-monthly intervals, with the first beginning on 21 November.

    Jackson is cast as 104-year-old Adelaide Fouque alongside Robert Lindsay, Georgina Campbell, Fenella Woolgar and Ian Hart.

    Her last acting job was for the late director Ken Russell in The Secret Life of Arnold Bax in 1992.

    Welcome back Glenda!

  30. Morning all

    Emma Saunders

    Entertainment reporter

    Welcome back to our live page on this sunny Tuesday - we'll be bringing you news later on BBC Three, plus Apple Music, which launches today. Plus breaking news as it happens. So stick with us!