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  1. Eddie Redmayne lands caveman role
  2. Captain America rules at box office
  3. Robbie Williams signs Sony record deal

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By Emma Saunders

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  1. TTFN

    So that's it for us today. Join us tomorrow for more news from the heady world of arts and entertainment. See you then!

  2. Crazy Face drama for E4 and Netflix

    Cara Theobold

    Crazy Face, a bold new comedy horror series from Bafta award-winning Misfits’ creator Howard Overman, is to air on E4 and Netflix.

    The series will focus on an unlikely duo of demon hunters played by Cara Theobold (who portrayed Ivy in Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Cynthia in E4's Bafta-winning series Chewing Gum).

    The six-part series begins filming this week in Bristol. It will be broadcast in the UK on E4, with Netflix streaming the series globally following E4’s UK premiere.

    Piers Wenger, Channel 4's head of drama says: "Howard has been responsible for defining drama on E4 and with Crazy Face he’s proved himself to be on thrilling, anarchic and utterly rude form. We are delighted to welcome him back to the channel."

  3. Daniels leaves Pryor biopic

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Lee Daniels

    Looks like it's all change on the Richard Pryor biopic - filmmaker Lee Daniels has left the project due to his busy schedule.

    The movie about the late US comic been has been in development for a decade.

    Mike Epps is attached to play Pryor, Oprah Winfrey as his grandmother and Kate Hudson as Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee Pryor. 

    Daniels is an executive producer on Fox TV drama Empire, and he also has another project at the network on the go called Star, about a girl group who dream of making the big time.

  4. Reinventing Lawrence of Arabia

    Vincent Dowd

    Arts reporter

    Lawrence After Arabia

    A new play by Howard Brenton - Lawrence After Arabia - re-examines the life of the man most of us know from the famous David Lean film.

    The play, running at the Hampstead Theatre in London, stars Jack Laskey, who you may know from the ITV series Endeavour. 

    Read our interview with Howard, who says he "was fascinated by Lawrence's character and the divided loyalties he felt as a British army intelligence officer who was also a supporter of Arab independence". 

    Read the feature here.

  5. Lukewarm reception for Robert Peston's Sunday show

    Robert Peston

    Robert Peston's new ITV Sunday politics talk show has received lukewarm reviews following its debut this weekend.

    The BBC's former economics editor launched Peston on Sunday with guests including chancellor George Osborne and documentary maker Louis Theroux.

    Writing in The Guardian, John Crace said the show's changes of tone "felt a bit amateur hour".

    Ben Lawrence in The Telegraph felt Peston "looked uncomfortable".

    Read the full story.

  6. Japan vagina artist cleared over kayak

    Megumi Igarashi

    Now there's a headline you won't see every day.

    A Japanese court has found an artist not guilty for displaying a kayak based on the shape of her vagina.

    The judge ruled that Megumi Igarashi's brightly-coloured kayak sculpture did not immediately suggest female anatomy.

    However, she was fined 400,000 yen ($3,700) after a judge said that she broke the law by sharing data from 3D scans of her genitalia, which could be used to recreate the shape of a vagina.

    Japan's strict obscenity laws prohibit public displays of genitalia.

    Read the full story.

  7. Eddie Redmayne lands caveman role

    Eddie Redmayne

    Eddie Redmayne has joined Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure Early Man as the voice of Dug.

    Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. 

    It's Nick Park’s first feature film since his Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. 

    Nick said: "Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky chart, fun and plucky wit of Dug."

  8. Writer apologises for mocking Andrew Marr

    Andrew Marr

    Political sketch writer Quentin Letts has apologised for an article he wrote mocking broadcaster Andrew Marr.

    In a Daily Mail review of the new Robert Peston show on ITV, Letts described Marr as “Captain-Hop-Along”, growling away on BBC One, throwing his arm about like a tipsy conductor.

    Marr had a stroke back in January 2013.  

    Letts tweeted his apology after an article from media commentator Roy Greenslade appeared in the Guardian.

  9. Terry Wogan Thanksgiving service

    Terry Wogan

    Sir Terry Wogan's life will be celebrated in a special event at Westminster Abbey, the BBC has announced. 

    The service will take place on 27 September.

    The broadcaster died of cancer on 31 January aged 77.

    Sir Terry had a 50-year career on radio and television, including Wake up to Wogan on BBC Radio 2 and the Wogan chat show on BBC One.

    He was also the voice of the Eurovision Song Contest in the UK for many years and had been involved in the Children in Need appeal since it began in 1980.

  10. Captain America rules at box office

    Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War kept the superhero bandwagon rolling by having the fifth-highest opening of all time at the North American box office.

    The 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe grossed a mighty $181.8m this weekend.

    That's nearly double the opening of the previous Captain America film, The Winter Soldier, which opened with $95m in April 2014.

    Civil War focuses on a showdown between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America (Chris Evans).

  11. Only Fools and Horses producer dies

    Nicholas Lyndhurst and Gareth Gwenlan

    Some sad news coming through that former producer of Only Fools and Horses Gareth Gwenlan has died at the age of 79.

    Mr Gwenlan, who was born in Brecon, Powys, was previously the head of comedy at BBC TV and BBC Wales and was awarded an OBE in 2013.

    He was responsible for commissioning a string of hit series including Yes Prime Minister, Black Adder, 'Allo 'Allo and One Foot In The Grave.

    He was also producer on The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and To The Manor Born.

    Read the full story.

  12. Robbie Williams signs to Sony

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter

    Robbie Williams

    Twelve years after he signed the UK’s biggest ever record deal, Robbie Williams has left EMI / Universal records and set up home at Sony Music.

    The former Take That star will release his 11th studio album on Columbia Records in the UK, putting him on the same label as Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and the Foo Fighters.

    The as-yet-untitled record sees Williams reunited with his Angels co-writer Guy Chambers. In a statement, he said:

    Quote Message: I’m more ready than I ever have been and I’m totally convinced I’m in the right place. I look forward to working on this album, which is an album I’m immensely proud of, in this exciting new partnership with Sony Music. from Robbie Williams
    Robbie Williams

    There’s no word on how much the deal is worth – but it’s unlikely to match the £80m EMI handed over in 2002.    

  13. The secrets behind three classic pop hits

    Earth, Wind and Fire

    For more than four years, Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor - a musical duo from Liverpool who go by the name Sodajerker - have been interviewing famous songwriters for their podcast to find out how they go about writing their best tunes. 

    Here they recount three of the most noteworthy stories.

  14. David Attenborough turns 90

    David Attenborough

    A belated happy birthday to the pioneering naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough who turned 90 at the weekend.  

    Many paid tribute to Sir David, whose programmes include Life On Earth, The Living Planet, The Trials Of Life, The Blue Planet and Planet Earth. 

    Read more here. 

  15. Radiohead release ninth album

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter

    The wait is finally over - Radiohead's ninth album, Moon Shaped Pool, was released on Sunday. 

    Like the new single Burn The Witch, a lot of the tracks will be familiar to long-standing fans from concerts and bootlegs. The closing song, True Love Waits, dates back to The Bends but was only previously available on Radiohead's live album I Might Be Wrong.

    BBC 6 Music held a global listening party for the album last night - which you can relive in the form of a live blog, or in the audio player above.

    Meanwhile, critics have been sharpening their pencils and scribbling down their verdicts. Here's a selection.

    • "The melodic sweetness and sometimes gentle ambience of Moon Shaped Pool may represent Radiohead at their least blood thirsty and most accessible, but there are depths and riches here to suggest a work of total self-assurance." - Neil McCormick, The Telegraph
    • "Radiohead's least rock-oriented album in the 21st century doubles as its most gorgeous and desolate album to date." - Andy Beta, Rolling Stone
    • "For the most part, A Moon Shaped Pool is an album of nightmare lullabies." - Jon Pareles, New York Times
    • "They seem as fascinated by sonic textures as they do by actual songwriting [but] the abundance of sonic intrigue is matched by the quantity of beautiful tunes." - Alexis Petridis, The Guardian
  16. Bafta beauty

    Sheridan Smith

    Wolf Hall stole the show at last night's TV Baftas in London with a double win. Catch up on a bit of the red carpet glamour with our picture gallery.

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    Emma Saunders

    Entertainment reporter

    Hello, welcome back to the arts and entertainment live page. We hope you enjoyed the sunshine this weekend. We'll be bringing you news on anything you may have missed over the weekend including the glitz and glamour from last night's TV Baftas. Enjoy!