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Summary

  1. News and updates for Monday 8 February
  2. Coldplay and Beyonce wow Super Bowl crowd
  3. Download stage to be named after Motorhead's Lemmy
  4. Elton John on Corden's Carpool Karaoke
  5. Idris Elba on diversity row at Evening Standard awards
  6. War and Peace reviews

Live Reporting

By Lauren Turner and Emma Saunders

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    Lauren Turner

    Entertainment Reporter

    Well, all good things have to come to an end, and so does today's Entertainment Live page.

    If you've missed anything during the day, have a scroll down for all the latest reaction from the Super Bowl performances, as well as information on film trailers released during the ad breaks. 

    Then we've got information on a new member of the Cold Feet cast, Mark Ruffalo speaking out about fracking, reviews of the finale of War and Peace, the latest Carpool Karaoke guest and so much more. 

    Come back at 08:30 GMT tomorrow. We'll be here, raring to go with a cup of tea in hand - and sparing a thought for Radio 1's Greg James as he sets off on the second day of his triathlon challenge, in Cardiff. 

    Hate to tell you this, Greg, but the weather forecast isn't looking too great... 

    Weather forecast for Cardiff
  2. Channel 4 to review Jump safety procedures

    Beth Tweddle

    Channel 4 has asked The Jump producers to review safety procedures again to further reduce the prospect of an accident after a third contestant had to withdraw from the show through injury.

    Olympic gymnastics star Beth Tweddle is recovering in hospital in Austria following neck surgery yesterday, after injuring herself during rehearsals for the show which challenges celebrities to learn winter sports including ski jumping.

    A statement from Tweddle's management company read: "Last night, following a fall whilst in training for The Jump on Saturday, Beth had surgery to fuse fractured vertebrae in her neck and is currently recovering in hospital in Austria."

    Channel 4 said in a statement:

    Quote Message: The Jump is now in its third series and since launch 46 celebrities have taken part successfully. Though it is a new course the events have been designed to be no more difficult than in previous years and all contributors have undertaken a rigorous training programme to prepare them for the show.
    Quote Message: All winter sports carry some element of risk but in light of the number of injuries this year, Channel 4 has asked the producers to review safety procedures again to further reduce the prospect of accident.

    Fellow Olympian Rebecca Adlington recently withdrew from the show on medical advice after dislocating her shoulder.

    Holby City actress Tina Hobley also headed off last week after she dislocated her elbow and fractured her arm in two places.

  3. Greg James starts triathlon challenge for Sport Relief

    Radio 1 presenter Greg James says he's "hurting already" after kicking off the first day of a triathlon challenge. 

    The Gregathlon is seeing him complete five triathlons in five UK cities on five consecutive days to raise money for refugees in Jordan as part of a Sport Relief challenge. 

    He went for a dip in Belfast harbour this morning, cycled around the city and then embarked on a run. And yes, in this weather. 

    Greg's going to be finishing in Norwich on Friday - I bet he can't wait. 

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  4. Jungle Book trailer released

    Disney's live action version of The Jungle Book is coming to cinemas this spring, with an illustrious voice cast including Ben Kinglsey, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.

    Check out the new trailer, featuring newcomer Neel Sethi.

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  5. Dad's Army van back in service

    Dad's Army van

    Don't panic! Corporal Jones's van from the Dad’s Army TV series has been fully restored and given a new lease of life.

    Young apprentices from Ford have lovingly repaired the van in the same Dagenham building that it was originally built in more than 80 years ago.

    The van made its screen debut on 11 September 1969 in the first colour episode, and is now owned by the Dad’s Army Museum in Thetford, Norfolk.

    It also appears in the recent big-screen version of Dad’s Army with stars including Sir Tom Courtenay, Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Michael Gambon.

  6. Monsters, Inc. screenwriter dies

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Monsters Inc. and Monsters University screenwriter Daniel Gerson has died of brain cancer, his family has announced. 

    As well as co-writing those two films, he also co-wrote Big Hero 6, which won the Oscar for best animated feature in 2015.

    Along with Robert L.Baird, he had contributed to several other Pixar/Disney animations - including Cars, Up and Inside Out. 

    Gerson, who was 49, died at his home in Los Angeles and leaves a wife and two children.

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  7. The Beatles 'add £82m a year to Liverpool economy'

    Cavern, Liverpool

    The legacy of The Beatles adds nearly £82m to the Liverpool economy each year, new research has suggested.

    The band's impact also supports 2,335 jobs in the city, claims the report commissioned by Liverpool City Council.

    Professor Simeon Yates, who was lead author, said the city needed to "maintain standards" to boost tourism.

    Councillor Richard Kemp, whose ward includes Penny Lane - made famous in a Beatles' song - called for tourism to "percolate" from the city centre.

    The report said the Beatles-related economy was growing by up to 15% a year and that the band's songs were becoming increasingly popular in Brazil and China alongside the more established fan bases in Europe and the US.  

    Read the full story.

  8. Goodbye to The Good Wife

    Julianne Margulies

    The current series of The Good Wife is to be the last, CBS has confirmed.

    Rumours of the critically acclaimed show's demise have been circulating for weeks. 

    US fans will wave goodbye to Alicia and co in May as the seventh season comes to its conclusion.

    More 4 is currently showing series seven in the UK, so British fans won't miss out.

    Quote Message: "As an actress and a producer, it has been an absolute honour to be a part of a series that, throughout seven years, never settled on being just good… but always strived to be extraordinary.
    Quote Message: As we close the book on our beloved show, I am humbled and grateful to know that together, we created and were a part of something truly remarkable. from Julianna Margulies
    Julianna Margulies
  9. Lady Gaga praised for anthem performance

    Lady Gaga

    There's been a lot of talk about the Super Bowl half-time show - but how can we forget about Lady Gaga singing the national anthem? 

    She really took the red, white and blue theme to heart with a red glittery flared trouser suit and matching eyeshadow, white blonde hair and diamond earrings, and blue nails. 

    Gaga said it was an "honour" to perform. And it seems her performance went down well, if the reaction on Twitter was anything to go by: 

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  10. New Bourne film title revealed as trailer released

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    Of course, Super Bowl wouldn't be Super Bowl without the ads. 

    And last night's brought news of the latest in the Jason Bourne franchise. Viewers saw the first clip of the new film, the fifth Bourne movie, which saw Matt Damon involved in fist fights and car chases. 

    The title has been released as well. It's going to be called... drumroll please - Jason Bourne. 

    Eagle-eyed film fans will catch a glimpse of the London skyline, including the Shard, in the trailer. 

  11. War and Peace: Reviews of "greatest costume drama of the decade"

    James Norton and Paul Dano in War and Peace

    And talking of War and Peace, there have been plaudits aplenty following the conclusion of the series. 

    No spoilers here, by the way - but be warned you'll get them if you click the links, just in case you've not had a chance to catch up yet.

    The Telegraph awarded the final episode five stars, lauding it as "the greatest costume drama of the decade". 

    Radio Times said it was a "moving and powerful last hurrah" and a "flawless piece of television".

    The Independent urged readers to "binge watch" if they'd not been watching, describing it as "far better than your average Downton-style Sunday bodice ripper". 

    And Viv Groskop wrote in the Guardian: "Screenwriter Andrew Davies, director Tom Harper and the entire cast can hold their heads high as the final, almost-feature-length episode upheld the standards they have established from the outset: classy, sensitive, lavish, memorable."

  12. Gilmore Girls revival - picture

    At the end of last month, we discovered The Gilmore Girls is on its way back on Netflix.

    And now Yanic Truesdale, who played Michel Gerard on the show, has posted a picture of himself with Lorelai (Lauren Graham), confirming his return.

    Netflix has commissioned four 90-minute episodes.

    The series debuted in 2000 on the WB before moving to the CW in 2006 and was cancelled in 2007.

  13. Actor Mark Ruffalo urges PM to stop fracking in the UK

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    Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo has warned UK Prime Minister David Cameron that he is making a huge "legacy mistake" by pursuing fracking. 

    Spotlight star Ruffalo, an environmental activist and anti-fracking campaigner, says in the Friends of the Earth video: "There's no fracking that can be done safely."

    He adds: "Your people don’t want it. You’ve already told them once before that if they didn’t want it, you wouldn’t push them to take it, and you’re turning back on your word, sir. And what is a politician if he’s not credible."

  14. War and Peace adaptation sold to Russia

    War and Peace

    War and Peace may have had its finale in the UK last night - but now it's been sold to Russia.

    The country's free-to-air Channel One has acquired the adaptation, starring Lily James, Gillian Anderson and Paul Dano, along with China, India, France, Iceland, Ukraine and Norway. 

    Paul Dempsey of BBC Worldwide said: "It is fitting that Russian audiences will get the chance to enjoy this thoroughly modern adaptation of Tolstoy's classic novel."

    A relative of Leo Tolstoy has now called for more of his works to be adapted for the small screen.

    Oleg Tolstoy told the Independent: "The great thing about this adaptation is it’s now more accessible to the wider audience and might encourage people to read the novel that might never have thought of doing so before."

  15. Daniel Radcliffe and Dame Judi Dench in BBC campaign film

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    Stars including Daniel Radcliffe, David Oyelowo and James Corden have joined forces for a campaign film defending the BBC against further cuts. 

    In it, we learn that Monty Python was filmmaker Richard Curtis's biggest influence, while Bond actress Naomie Harris loved Blue Peter as a child, and that "nothing can wrest" Dame Judi away from University Challenge. 

    Sir Ian McKellen says his education in "world drama" came courtesy of the BBC, adding: "Sitting around the radio with my family - I might get a bit teary because that's the best memories of my childhood."

    The film has been made by Simon Curtis, director of My Week with Marilyn, for the Great BBC Campaign. 

  16. Singer took own life after fame struggles

    'Lil Chris

    Singer Lil' Chris took his own life after struggling with the "difficulties and problems" caused by fame, an inquest has heard.

    The 24-year-old, whose real name was Chris Hardman, starred in Channel 4's Rock School when he was aged 15.

    He was found hanging at a house he shared with a friend in Lowestoft in Suffolk last March.

    His family said he suffered with depression and "ultimately didn't win his battle".

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  17. Did Beyonce steal the Super Bowl show?

    Beyonce performing at the Super Bowl

    So, did Beyonce steal the show from Coldplay at the Super Bowl last night? 

    Plenty of people think she did, saying she stormed the half-time show - which she had previously headlined herself, back in 2013.

    Have a read of some of the comments on the Newsbeat story and then let us know your thoughts. 

  18. Radio 1 presenter joins Cold Feet revival

    Ceallach Spellman

    Actor and BBC Radio 1 presenter Ceallach Spellman is to join the cast of Cold Feet.

    A reboot of the ITV show, which was originally broadcast from 1997 to 2003, is to be screened later this year.

    Spellman will take on the role of Matthew - the son of Adam and Rachel, played in the original series by James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale.

    The character was last seen as a baby in the final episodes of the show's original run.

    Spellman said he was "so excited and somewhat humbled" to be joining for the programme's return.  

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  19. Dan Hicks dies at the age of 74

    Dan Hicks of Hot Licks

    Sad news over the weekend with the death of singer Dan Hicks, who was best known as the lead musician and founder of 70s band Hicks and His Hot Licks. He was 74.

    Hicks had been suffering with throat and liver cancer. His wife Clare "CT" Hicks announced his death on his website, saying he was "true blue, one of a kind, and did it all his own way always". 

    Hot Licks' hits included I Scare Myself and Canned Music. 

  20. Rihanna hits top spot on US chart

    Rihanna

    Rihanna's latest album has topped the US Billboard chart.

    Anti is the eighth album from the Barbadian star, and sold 166,000 copies last week.

    Rihanna previously led the Billboard 200 with her last studio effort, 2012’s Unapologetic. 

    It launched with 238,000 copies sold in its first week.