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  1. And we're clear...

    That's all from us today people

    Thanks for dropping by today and join us again tomorrow for a mix of news from the worlds of entertainment arts and media.

    In the meantime, check out Sandra Bullock's funky new shoes from the LA premiere of Minions.

    Sandra Bullock shoes

    Remind you of anyone?

  2. Fifa comedy

    And finally, we have one more bit of Fifa news for you - a theatre production company co-owned by the former Fifa presidential candidate Michael Van Praag is to stage a "musical black comedy" about outgoing president Sepp Blatter.

    The play, written and directed by Tom de Ket, is to be set around the days leading up to and after May's Fifa presidential election. Entitled Fifa Blatter it is due to be staged in Holland in 2016 or 2017.

    Van Praag withdrew from the Fifa election in mid-May and backed Prince Ali of Jordan.

    Life imitating art? Or art imitating life? One thing is for sure, Van Praag will be hoping to make more money than the recent Fifa film.

  3. Maverick fights clone wars

    Rolling Stone

    Top Gun poster

    He might not have Goose anymore but Maverick will apparently be back to do battle in a sequel to Top Gun.

    This time around, he will be hunting down drones rather than Russian MiGs.

    According to Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison: "It is very much a world we live in today where it's drone technology, and fifth-generation fighters are really what the United States Navy is calling the last man-made fighter that we're actually going to produce, so it's really [about] exploring the 'end of an era' of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today,"

    The plot will apparently be set in the present day, nearly 30 years after the original.

    No word yet on whether Tom Cruise will be back in the aviator shades as an older Pete Mitchell but surely no-one else could play him.

  4. Export ban on early TV broadcasts

    Notes from the John Logie Baird archive

    The government has put an export band on an archive of some of the first images ever broadcast by television.

    A UK buyer is being sought for the archive of inventor John Logie Baird, which includes a disc featuring what has been described as the world's earliest surviving video recording, depicting images of 'Stookie Bill', one of Logie Baird's ventriloquist dummies.

    The archive comes with a £78,750 asking price.

    John Logie Baird

    The Scottish inventor's assistant Benjamin Clapp's radio log books, which are included, also contain the first ever use of the acronym 'TV' for television.

  5. Disney bans selfie sticks

    Minnie and Mickey Mouse pose for a photo

    If you're heading to the Magic Kingdom this summer then leave your selfie stick at home.

    Disney has banned the devices from its theme parks over safety concerns, the company has confirmed.

    A spokeswoman told the BBC: "Handheld extension poles have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast."

    Read more.

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  7. Where comedy meets science

    Helen Keen

    A stand-up comedy programme has beaten off some heavy competition to be named winner of the Royal Society Radio Prize, handed out by the Association Of British Science Writers.

    Helen Keen's It IS Rocket Science was shortlisted alongside a documentary about the Rosetta space probe's mission and a documentary following in the footsteps of the first Australasian Expedition to Antarctica.

    The winning episode, aired on Radio 4 in April last year, co-starred Peter Serafinowicz.

    Keen said: It's brilliant that this has been recognised by the science community."

    Read more.

  8. Wild life to wildlife

    JB Gill

    It was a bit of a surprise when former JLS star JB Gill left the world of showbiz to become a farmer.

    Now he's taking his knowledge and bringing it to a new five-part series for CBeebies, Down on the Farm, which will explore the outdoor world of farming and the countryside.

    Gill will offer first-hand insight throughout the series showing viewers around his own farm.

    The former pop star said: "I spend a lot of time on the farm, so it will be great to share this experience with the CBeebies audience. This is a really exciting venture for me, and I look forward to learning more about farming throughout the show."

    Who knows? Maybe one day he'll take a leaf out of Michael Eavis's book and host a festival on site.

  9. ITV cleared over helium stunt

    Paul O'Grady

    ITV did not breach broadcasting rules when Paul O'Grady inhaled helium on his chat show, broadcast watchdog Ofcom has ruled.

    The Paul O'Grady Show was investigated after its host inhaled the gas before the watershed in April

    A spokesperson said: "We investigated this programme to see if it was appropriate to show potentially dangerous behaviour, imitable by children, where the presenter inhaled helium from a balloon.

    "We concluded ITV didn't break broadcasting rules because the show has little appeal to children, the presenter's inhalation was very brief and a warning was given.

    "We have, however, given guidance to ITV on appropriate scheduling when showing potentially dangerous behaviour."

  10. Telegraph tweaks

    Telegraph covers

    Daily Telegraph readers may notice a few subtle changes today as the broadsheet celebrates its 160th birthday.

    The paper has restored the traditional gothic masthead to the front of the paper, and has a new typeface and slightly bigger text.

    ​The number of features in the daily will also increase.

    Look out for changes to the Saturday and Sunday editions too, which have yet to be announced.

  11. Hands on with Apple Music

    Mark Savage

    Entertainment reporter

    The new Apple Music app

    Apple's new music streaming service goes live on Tuesday, via an update to users' iPhones and iPads.

    We've been given a chance to play around with the service ahead of the launch. So is it a viable rival to the likes of Rdio, Spotify and Deezer?

    The new Music app has that recognisable Apple sheen - bright, colourful and slick, with much less reliance on text than its predecessor.

    If you've used iTunes before, it trawls your purchase history to suggest your favourite genres or artists, which swarm onto the screen in a cloud of "bubbles". You simply tap one to highlight a favourite, or hold it down to "burst" it.

    Apple music demonstration

    Those decisions power the new "for you" tab - which suggests music and curated playlists from iTunes' vast library (the playlists we saw ranged from "chilling out" to "breaking up"). Subscribers can stream the songs and videos they like, or download them for offline use.

    Elsewhere, you can browse new releases and top 10 charts, listen to Zane Lowe's new radio show (which launches an hour after the new iOS update on Tuesday), or even stream the BBC World Service.

    What the service lacks is a coherent social element. At launch, there are no collaborative playlists - one of Spotify's most popular features - and the "connect" feature, which provides status updates from your favourite artists, is no match for Twitter or Facebook.

    Apple users will enjoy the seamless integration with their current iTunes library - but with the UK pricing now confirmed to be the same as Spotify (£9.99 a month) others will need more persuasion to switch than the availability of Taylor Swift's 1989.

  12. BBC could lose Olympics from 2022

    Mo Farah

    The BBC may have lost the broadcasting rights to the Olympics from 2022.

    Discovery - the parent of television channel Eurosport - has agreed to pay 1.3 bn euros (£922m) to screen the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024 across Europe.

    However the network could sub-license some of the rights to national broadcasters such as the BBC or France Televisions.

    The agreement covers the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2018, and the 2020 Games in Tokyo in 2020, as well as the Olympic Games in 2022 and 2024, the host cities of which have yet to be selected.

    Read more.

  13. Kanye at V&A

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian headed for the capital to catch a bit of culture following his polarising Glastonbury performance on Saturday night.

    View more on twitter
  14. TV titles

    Radio Times


    Ever thought your favourite TV series could have had a better title?

    Take a look through these and see if the original suggestions for big TV shows such as Friends and the Big Bang Theory would have cut the mustard.

  15. Hardy and Hardy

    Tom Hardy

    The first full trailer for the new movie about the Krays, starring Tom Hardy as Ronnie and Reggie has been released.

    Expect lots of sharp suits, cockney mumbling and plenty of Hollywood sheen - plus someone who looks a lot like the singer Duffy at 2'22 in....

    We'll reserve judgement on the movie but hope it's as good as the version starring Spandau Ballet brothers, the Kemps.

  16. Fifa 2: the sequel...

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Gerard Depardieu in a scene from United Passions

    ....this time its critical.

    After the unmitigated disaster that was the release of United Passions, the Fifa origins story which cast Sepp Blatter and his fellow execs in a heroic light and took just $607 (£397) in its opening weekend at the box office, another Fifa film is planned.

    This time, however, it looks at the recent corruption allegations which have rocked the world's football governing body, based on Houses of Deceit, an account of American Fifa exec Chuck Blazer's role in the scandal.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ben Affleck has been attached to produce the film for Warner Bros with Warrior director Gavin O'Connor also pencilled in to direct.

    A humble casting suggestion is offered below. (Nick Frost is the one on the right)

    Chuck Blazer and Nick Frost
  17. Marilyn auction


    It's celebrity auction time and Marilyn Monroe items were high in demand at a sale in Los Angeles on Saturday - a grave marker for the late Hollywood starlet, estimated to sell for between $2000 (£,1273) and $4000 (£2,500), actually went for an impressive $212,500 (£135,000).

    The marker, from Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, was snapped up at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.

    A dress worn by the actress in her final film Something's Gotta Give in 1962, sold for $348,000 (£221,000), while a Hugh Hefner signed issue of Playboy Magazine featuring Monroe on the cover went for $87,500 (£55,700).

    The blonde bombshell's star status is clearly showing no signs of waning, more than 50 years after her death.

  18. Lineker changing jobs?

    We never had Gary Lineker pegged as a film reviewer, nevertheless he got into a quite a special Twitter exchange with BBC film critic Mark Kermode on the new Jurassic World movie.

    Comedy gold folks, comedy gold....

  19. Clay you, clay me

    Life imitates art for The Cribs

  20. Kafka adaptation divides critics

    Rory Kinnear

    Rory Kinnear is starring in a new adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel The Trial, about a man arrested and prosecuted with the nature of his crime revealed to neither him nor the reader.

    The Guardian said: "Rory Kinnear was brilliant as Josef K."

    Michael Billington's review added he "was never off stage and mesmerisingly showed a man reduced to desperation as he tried to find out why he had been arrested and with what crime he was charged".

    Echoing that sentiment, the Daily Mail praised Kinnear's "arduous, sweat-drenched performance that's exhausting to watch - let alone what it must be like to deliver every night for two straight hours without remission".

    Less effusive in its praise was The Daily Telegraph which, despite lauding Kinnear's performance, called the production "oddly pedestrian".

    Its reviewer added: "I was left feeling less as though I'd seen justice done to the labyrinthine complexity of the book and more as if I'd witnessed a fine actor trapped in an arduous workout."

  21. Glastonbury blues

    And it's time for post-Glastonbury blues for this weekend's revellers as the big clear-up begins down on Worthy Farm.

    Glastonbury clear-up
    BBC clear-out
  22. Diddy stumbles

    Hip hop mogul P Diddy took a tumble off the stage at the BET awards last night, his first major public appearance following his arrest for assault last week. 

    He recovered himself pretty quickly as he was joined by Pharrell Williams, Lil' Kim, Mase and Faith Evans as he celebrated 20 years of Bad Boy Records with a medley performance at the ceremony in Los Angeles. 

    Last Monday's alleged assault - involving a kettlebell, used for weight training - took place on the UCLA campus where the rapper's son is on the football team. 

    P Diddy was "defending himself" during the incident, according to his representative.

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  23. Coming soon...


    Last week, a trailer was released to announce... the name of a film.

    Well, apparently it's not enough for music artists to simply release new video for a song nowadays. We also need a trailer for that music video.

    Here's Rihanna, looking a bit like a pirate in the trailer for the new video for her song BBHMM (sorry, we can't tell you the full title).

  24. Florence on fire

    Florence Welch

    All the talk in the run-up to Glastonbury was that newcomers Wolf Alice would top the album chart with their debut, My Love is Cool.

    But thanks to a well-received headline set on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night, Florence and the Machine pipped Wolf Alice to the post, selling just 528 copies more of How Big How Blue How Beautiful than their nearest rivals.

    Tinie Tempah scored his sixth number one with Not Letting Go, a duet with Jess Glynne, on the singles chart.

    Read more.

  25. X Factor meets S Club

    The Stage

    Diane Vickers

    Sadly it's not some kind of supergroup, rather a union of a more theatrical kind.

    Former X Factor singer Diana Vickers and S Club 7's Paul Cattermole have been cast in the return of a touring production of The Rocky Horror Show.

    Vickers, who has starred in West End shows such as The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, will play Janet, while Cattermole - largely known for his post-S Club band called... erm... Skua - will take on the role of Eddie.

    It will open at the Brighton Theatre Royal on 14 December before embarking on a national tour until 27 August.

  26. Farewell chaps

    Top Gear

    Last night, the final episode of Top Gear featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James Mays and Richard Hammond aired on BBC Two.

    The 75-minute special was compiled from footage shot before the presenters left the show.

    The show was a swansong for Clarkson - whose contract was not renewed after he punched a producer - as well as James May and Richard Hammond, who both turned down the opportunity to return to the series.

    The BBC Two show made no direct reference to their departure. Although a fibreglass replica "elephant in the room" during May and Hammond's studio links made a fairly literal visual gag for viewers.

    After the episode ended, Clarkson tweeted: "Many many thanks for all your support and encouragement over the years. So sad and sorry it's ended like this."

    Chris Evans will take over as host, and has launched an open audition for new presenting talent - including possible co-hosts.

    Read more reaction here.

  27. Glastonbury: As it happened

    The Who

    It was a big weekend of music for those who made the annual pilgrimage to Worthy Farm in Somerset for Glastonbury.


    From Florence and the Machine upping their game as they were promoted to Friday night headliners in lieu of the Foo Fighters.

    Florence and the Machine

    To Saturday, where the Marmite appearance of Kanye West, the self-proclaimed "biggest rock star in the world" continued to divide audiences.

    Kanye West

    And on Sunday, the Who may have closed the proceedings on the Pyramid stage but for thousands of people, it was all about the silver tongue of Glastonbury debutant Lionel Richie. (Lionel Rich-tea above...geddit?)

    Lionel Richie

    For the ups and the downs of four days at Glasto, read our man on the ground's account of the biggest music festival in the world.

    And if you missed any of it, then over the BBC Glastonbury homepage, you check out video performances and pictures from throughout the weekend.

  28. Have your say

    Emma Saunders

    Entertainment reporter

    We're dying to hear what you think about Glasto, Top Gear, you name it.

    Let us know what you think!

    Tweet @BBCNewsEnts or email

  29. Good morning everyone

    We have lots to talk about after the weekend, some obscure music festival called Glasto... something-or-other happened and Top Gear ended.

    But before all that, if you missed it, have a look at Entertainment Live from Friday for news on the Harry Potter stage show and some awesome 'cat movie' posters.