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By Sarah Jane Griffiths and Kev Geoghegan

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  1. That's your lot...

    That's it for today's Entertainment Live page, but we'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning with another dose of arts, entertainment and culture. We're off to stock up on chocolate ahead of tonight's Great British Bake Off semi-final which is - yep, you've guessed it - cocoa-themed. 

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    To celebrate, the GBBO team have been getting people to come up with chocolate-themed movies. Here's our favourite:

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  2. Ed Sheeran to host MTV EMAs

    Some news from Ed Sheeran - who's just announced he's branching out and will be hosting this year's MTV EMAs.  

    The star says he's "so happy" he's been booked to oversee the event on 25 October in Milan.

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    And he's also revealed he's got a co-host, so keep your eyes on his Twitter feed if you want to know more.

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  3. Bob Dylan news divides the crowd

    Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan's announcement that he's going to release a new CD featuring 20 alternate takes of Like a Rolling Stone has been getting a mixed reaction online. 

    Acknowledged as one of his greatest songs, the six-minute organ-led classic was originally recorded in June 1965 for the Highway 61 Revisited album.

    The fourth take of the song on the second day of recording is the version that was ultimately released - but Dylan recorded it another 11 times. Read the full story

    So, brilliant or boring? Here's what some of you make of the idea:

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  4. Take Me Out returns

    Paddy McGuiness

    Dating show Take Me Out has been re-commissioned for an eighth series - which host Paddy McGuinness is promising will be "one of the best yet".

    The ITV programme - and its ITV2 spin-off - will be back in early 2016 for ten episodes, as a new 'flirty thirty' pin their hopes on a romantic trip to the Isle of Fernando's.

    The matchmaking show will be hoping to improve on its not too shoddy success rate of five engagements, four weddings and two bouncing babies.

  5. In case you missed it...

    Just in case you've been hard at work, here are some of the stories you may have missed from the site:

    Jane Horrocks
    • Little Voice star Jane Horrocks will cover songs by Joy Division and The Human League in a new show at the Young Vic theatre called If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me
    • Drawings of wartime booby trap bombs, including an exploding chocolate bar and devices intended to sink ships have been rediscovered after 70 years - watch the video
    • Orson Welles' personal manuscripts for Citizen Kane have sold for over $102,000 (£67,187) at auction
    • The BBC's TV coverage of The Open will change from live to highlights one year earlier than planned, with live coverage of the golf tournament moving to Sky in 2016
    • US singer Chris Brown says he wants to go to Australia to use his influence as an entertainer to raise awareness about domestic violence
    • The Buena Vista Social Club musician Barbarito Torres speaks to the BBC about the album that sold millions of copies around the world, winning international accolades and breaking down the barriers to Cuba and its music around the world - watch the video
  6. Crowdfunding helps show to West End

    Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical

    A crowdfunding push has helped Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical find a 12-week home in London's West End.

    The show, which sees the company come up with a new musical every night based on suggestions from the audience, has been running at the Edinburgh Fringe for eight years.

    Cast member Ruth Bratt said: "To have grown from a tiny 70-seater Portakabin in what is essentially a car park most of the time - it's taken a long time to grow the show."

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  7. Demi 'distracts' Kiefer on set

    Kiefer Sutherland in The Forsaken

    Kiefer Surtherland has been speaking about working with Demi Moore again for the first time since 1992 thriller A Few Good Men.

    The erstwhile Brat Packers (it was an 80s club for hot young actors in case you are too young to remember) are starring in his new film, Forsaken, which also sees him star opposite his father Donald Sutherland for the first time.

    "Demi was just extraordinary," he gushed. "She is one of the most professional people I've ever met and unbelievably gracious.

    Demi Moore

    "If you look at her in the movie she has some grey hairs and she didn't have any make-up - she was entirely authentic for the genre we were making. Sometimes I had to stop watching her and focus on what I was doing - she could distract me easily."

    Sutherland was talking to the BBC's Emma Jones, when he also revealed he will "definitely not return in any way" to his hit TV show, 24.

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  8. Sam Smith's sneak peak

    Sam Smith has been teasing us about his Bond theme again - this time by releasing a 16 second snippet of the video for Writing's On the Wall. 

    It shows Smith doing his best suave Bond impression. He walks slowly into shot, in front of a line of coffins draped in Union Jacks.

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    The official theme song from Spectre - out on 26 October - is set to top the UK charts this weekend, which would make it the first Bond theme to ever reach number one.

  9. Lena Dunham on Twitter and future of Girls

    Lena Dunham

    Girls creator Lena Dunham has revealed she's called it quits with Twitter - or at least given up tweeting for herself - and now gets someone else to post things on the site for her. She says she's had it with the "verbal abuse" and body shaming coming her way on social networking sites. 

    Quote Message: I really appreciate that anybody follows me at all, and so I didn't want to cut off my relationship to [Twitter] completely, but it really, truly wasn't a safe space for me.

    On the Re/code Decode podcast Dunham said a lot of abuse came after she posted a photo of herself on Instagram, wearing a sports bra and her boyfriend's boxer shorts.

    Quote Message: It wasn't a graphic picture. I was wearing men's boxers, and it turned into the most rabid, disgusting debate about women's bodies, and my Instagram page was somehow the hub for misogynists for the afternoon.
    Quote Message: Even if you think, like, 'Oh I can read, like, 10 mentions that say I should be stoned to death and kind of, like, laugh and move on,' that's verbal abuse. Those aren't words that should be directed at you ever.
    Actors Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke

    Meanwhile, Dunham also revealed she is likely to wrap up HBO series Girls - shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK - at the end of its sixth season. 

    Quote Message: Never say never, but that is the way that we’re thinking about it right now and we’re starting to think about how to wrap up the storylines of these particular young women. I started working on this show when I was 23, and now I’m going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world.
  10. Thunder-baaah-rds are 50

    To mark the official 50th birthday of the Thunderbirds, David Graham, the original voice of chauffeur Parker has posed with a Thunderbirds-inspired Shaun the Sheep.

    David Graham, the original voice of chauffeur Parker poses with a Thunderbirds-inspired Shaun the Sheep

    Well why not?

    The 5ft sculpture will be auctioned off on 8 October for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.

  11. Gosling for Blade Runner 2?

    Ryan Gosling

    Director Ridley Scott has suggested that Ryan Gosling could be the lead in the long-awaited sequel to 1981 sci-fi Blade Runner.

    The film is set to be directed by Prisoners and Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.

    Speaking to website Den of Geek, Scott confirmed that the film's original star Harrison Ford was set to return.

    "Harrison is in, and the other person - I'm not certain yet, but... I shouldn't say who. But there's somebody else who's very good, very interesting. I think Ryan Gosling is probably going to do it, with Harrison".

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  12. Billy at the Apollo


    Billy Connolly

    Scottish comic Billy Connolly is to play 11 nights at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

    Connolly, 72, will perform at the huge venue as part of his High Horse tour which began in Scotland last year.

    The comedian was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013 and was treated for prostate cancer.

    Tickets go on sale at 10:00 BST on Wednesday.

  13. RIP Pooch

    It's not a good day to be a celebrity dog. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has revealed the sad news that his beloved pet Brutus has died after eating poisonous mushrooms - just weeks after the actor saved him from drowning.

    He shared the news on his Instagram feed along with a picture of him holding the dog while it was on a life support machine. He told fans "tomorrow is never guaranteed", adding that Brutus has gone to "pup heaven".

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    Meanwhile Robbie Williams has posted a touching tribute to his dog Spencer Williams, who passed away on 28 September. Footage of Spencer is accompanied by the singer's version of My Way.

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  14. Turner exhibition revealed

    Ian Youngs

    Entertainment and Arts Reporter, BBC News

    Nicole Wermers, Infrastruktur (2015)

    The art press (and me) are currently being given the first glimpse of the works in this year's Turner Prize exhibition.

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     There's everything from an avant garde a capella opera (by Janice Kerbel - above) and a supernatural study room (by Bonnie Camplin) to an arty DIY showroom (by Assemble) and an installation of dining chairs wearing fur coats (by Nicole Wermers - top).  

    Bonnie Camplin, Patterns (2015)

    It shows the breadth of British art today - but is it enough to revitalise the prestigious and once-shocking prize? I'd say it's unlikely to grab the public's attention in the way it once did.  

    Assemble, A Showroom for Granby Workshop (2015)

    The exhibition opens at Tramway in Glasgow tomorrow. The prize will be awarded on 7 December.   

  15. Walliams scores the week's bestselling book

    David Walliams' latest children's title, Grandpa's Great Escape, is currently the UK's number one bestselling book- across both adult and children's books.

    Grandpa's Great Escape

    His eighth fiction title sold more than 50,000 copies in its first three days of sales, Walliams' biggest ever opening week.

    It tells the story of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa, featuring Spitfires over London and other adventures.

  16. Stars and their Mobo nominations

    Krept and Konan - who lead this year's Mobo Awards nominations with four alongside JME - joined Ella Eyre and Kwabs at this morning's Mobo launch at Ronnie Scott's in London.

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    The nominations were accompanied by performances from Little Simz and Tori Kelly.

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    Some of the nominated stars have been tweeting their delight.

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    Head to Newsbeat's story for a full run down.

  17. Favourite Beatles chart topper

    The Beatles

    What's your favourite Beatles number one? And does the rest of the UK share it? These are the questions being posed by a show airing on ITV later this year.

    The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One will also tell the stories behind some of The Beatles' greatest songs - 27 of which topped the charts in the UK and the US.

    The two-hour show will mix interviews from insiders with archive footage and follows similar programmes on Abba, Elvis, Queen and Motown.

  18. The Who reschedule US dates

    The Who tour logo

    The Who have revealed rescheduled dates for the US leg of their marathon 50th anniversary tour - which they had to cancel after singer Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis.

    The Who Hits 50! will now kick off on 27 February in Detroit and includes stops in Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, before wrapping up in Las Vegas on 29 May. 

    The tour had been due to kick off earlier this month, but doctors ordered Daltrey to get some rest. 

    Quote Message: I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better. from Roger Daltrey
    Roger Daltrey

    It will be The Who's last large-scale tour, although the band say they may still play one-off shows.

    Get more details on their website.

    Quote Message: We will be starting our rescheduled shows in February and will be coming back stronger than ever! from Pete Townshend
    Pete Townshend
  19. Krept & Konan lead Mobo charge

    Krept & Konan

    British hip-hop duo Krept & Konan are dominating this year's Mobo nomination list, bagging four nods for best album, best male, best hip hop and best song.

    FKA Twigs (below) has made the shortlist for three awards, including best female and two nominations in the best video category.

    Singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas also has three nominations, for best album, female and best R&B/Soul act.

    FKA Twigs

    Grime artist Wiley will get a special award, a personalised paving stone which he has chosen to place at his former secondary school in Bow, East London.

  20. No Folio Prize in 2016

    The Bookseller

    Akhil Sharma

    The Literary award, the Folio Prize will not return in March 2016, organisers have announced, after its two year-sponsorship deal with The Folio Society ended.

    A statement on the prize website said: "As we continue our work to secure a new sponsor for the Folio Prize, we have decided not to run a prize in March 2016.

    "We passionately believe there remains a place for a prize that is, uniquely, run by writers, and we intend to return with a full-scale prize in 2017."

    The £40,000 prize was won earlier this year by Akhil Sharma for Family Life, a saga that took him 13 years to write.

  21. Noah draws 7.5 million to Daily Show

    Trevor Noah

    Trevor Noah drew an audience of more than seven million to his debut as the host of The Daily Show in the US, according to Entertainment Weekly.

    He took over from Jon Stewart, presenting his first show on Sunday night.

    A total of 7.5 million Americans tuned into a simulcast on Comedy Central and several other networks including MTV and Spike, for a minute or more, according to Nielsen figures. 

    On Comedy Central alone, Noah attracted 3.7 million and boosted the show’s performance by 41% in the coveted 18-34 audience. 

    Stewart’s final show attracted 3.5 million, the second highest figure in the show’s 19-year history.

  22. David Hockney returns to the Royal Academy

    Barry Humphries by David Hockney

    After the success of David Hockney's blockbuster landscape exhibition in 2012, the British artist will be returning to London's Royal Academy next year to showcase a new collection of portraits.

    After returning from his Yorkshire home to Los Angeles, he's been busy painting the people that have crossed his path in the last two years. The RA says his subjects - all friends, family and acquaintances - offer "an intimate snapshot of the LA art world". They include Barry Humphries (above) and Dagny Corcoran (below) the owner of the city's famed bookstore Art Catalogues.

    Dagny Corcoran by David Hockney

    Each work is the same size, showing his sitter in the same chair, against the same vivid blue background and all were painted in the same time frame of three days.

    Called 77 Portraits, 2 Still Lifes, the exhibition will run from 2 July to 2 October. Tickets are already on sale on the gallery's website.

  23. One more for the road...

    Barry Mailow

    Barry Manilow's One Last Time! tour is heading to the UK.

    It will kick off in Leeds on 11 June and take in shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London.

    The 72-year-old said the shows are "my way of thanking everyone for their years of support…one last time!"

  24. Everybody hates... Nicki?

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    Nicki Minaj

    Not really.

    But with a project sounding a lot like Chris Rock's semi-biographical comedy series about his life as a youngster (Everybody Hates Chris), rapper Nicki Minaj is set to produce and appear in a show about her years growing up in New York.

    Casting is due to start for a girl "around 11 or 12" for the series, which will be broadcast on the ABC network.

    With someone else playing her as a child, there's no word yet on who Minaj will appear as...

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  25. The Good Dinosaur

    Disney Pixar has released a series of posters for its upcoming animation The Good Dinosaur. 

    The Good Dinosaur poster
    The Good Dinosaur poster
    The Good Dinosaur poster

    The film imagines a world where dinosaurs never became extinct and tells the story of a Apatosaurus named Arlo who makes an unlikely human friend. 

    It's out in the UK on the 27 November.

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  26. Lady Gaga is Billboard's woman of the year

    Lady Gaga

    Move over Taylor Swift - Lady Gaga has succeeded the singer as Billboard's woman of the year for 2015. 

    She'll be honoured by the US music magazine at its Women in Music event on 11 December. It will be broadcast on TV for the first time in its ten-year history and is set to air on the Lifetime channel on 18 December.

    It's fair to say Gaga is pretty happy about it. 

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    Billboard will reveal more of the stars being honoured at the event over the next few weeks. 

  27. Carrey shocked over ex's death

    Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey has expressed his shock and sadness over the death of his ex-partner, Irish beauty therapist Cathriona White. 

    The 30-year old was found dead on Monday of a suspected overdose.

     "She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled," Carrey said in a statement.

    His Twitter feed features several photographs which White had taken of him.

  28. Get involved

    Kev Geoghegan

    Arts and entertainment reporter

    So what are your thoughts on getting the chance to choose this year's Eurovison entry? Did you vote for Josh Dubovie in 2010? That's what happened the last time the public got to decide. 

    Here he is in all his glory...

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    He came last FYI...

    Please get in touch with us about Eurovision, or any of our other stories today.

  29. Eurovision needs you!

    Electro Velvet

    Could you write the UK's next Eurovision Song Contest entry? Organisers hope so. They've just launched a search to find the song a British act or artist will be singing in 2016 - and they're giving the public the chance to vote on it.

    It follows a string of poor results in the last few years - not least this year's entry Electro Velvet, which got just five points and came 24th out of 27 in Vienna back in May.

    Songs will be shortlisted from open submissions, with the UK branch of the Eurovision fan club helping to whittle down the entries, before the public votes. Time to get writing!

    Find out more.

  30. Good morning!

    Sarah Jane Griffiths

    Entertainment reporter

    Hello and welcome to today's Entertainment Live page. We'll be keeping you bang up to date with all the latest developments from the worlds of entertainment, arts, media and culture - from the launch of the Turner Prize exhibition in Glasgow to this year's Mobo Awards nominations, coming later this morning.

    Don't go anywhere.