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Summary

  1. Live updates for 18 May
  2. Big Brother's new logo revealed
  3. Kanye West gives shortest ever speech
  4. Alanis Morisette sues manager

Live Reporting

By Steven McIntosh and Frances Cronin

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for joining us today on the Entertainment Live page. You've been great company. 

    As a reward, we'll leave you with a new Ghostbusters trailer.

    The first trailer, released a couple of months back, caused quite a stir and was voted the most disliked trailer in YouTube history - so they've now released another trailer which gives away a lot more of the plot. 

    It's looking pretty good to us and the response online so far has been pretty positive. Let us know what you think on Twitter.

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  2. Minnie Driver's Speechless

    There are lots of new shows starting or set to start over in the US at the moment - it's likely quite a few of them will make it to our shores at some point - so we'd just like to put in an early bid for one of the UK TV channels to snap up Minnie Driver's new show Speechless. 

    Take a look at the trailer - we love it. 

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  3. Andrea Arnold film free to view

    Andrea Arnold's American Honey is one of the film's being tipped to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival - but if you haven't managed to blag a ticket to the festival one of her earlier films is free to watch online until Saturday. 

    Click the link below to Le Cinema Club where you can see Mr EastEnders Danny Dyer and Natalie Press in her Oscar-winning short film Wasp. 

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  4. British Soap Awards date revealed

    A date for your diaries folks...

  5. Absolute dominate commercial radio awards

    Christian O'Connell

    Unless you work in commercial radio, you're unlikely to have heard of the Arqiva awards. Don't worry, they're not quite as big as the Oscars.

    They are, however, very important to people who work in the commercial radio sector, and trophies are handed out for all things radio-related, like best presenter or best breakfast show.

    Admittedly you might not be particularly interested in who won the best radio station imaging award (Jack FM, if you are) but we thought we'd round up some of the bigger ones for you here.

    If you don't have time to read through the full list of winners, we can sum it up by saying it's a good year for Absolute Radio.

    There are a lot of awards handed out, including many for regional or smaller stations, but in the below list we've focused on the categories which were for presenters, shows and stations with more than two million listeners.

    Here are the big winners:

    Radio Presenter of the Year: Iain Dale, LBC  

    Breakfast Show of the Year: Christian O’Connell (pictured), Absolute Radio 

    Radio Programmer of the Year: Paul Sylvester, Absolute Radio  

    Music Station of the Year: Absolute Radio

    Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio: Ed Sheeran    

    Commercial Radio Marketing Award: Radio X Launch

    The 2016 Arqiva Gold Award: Steve Allen, LBC

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  6. Lionel Richie honoured by Silver Clef

    Lionel Richie

    Lionel Richie will be honoured at this year's Silver Clef Awards - with the actual Silver Clef Award, in recognition of his long career.

    The singer, who will be handed his trophy at the London ceremony on 1 July, said: "I am so proud to be one of the few Americans to receive the O2 Silver Clef Award which supports such a wonderful charity. 

    "Nordoff Robbins dedicate themselves to changing lives through music, and to me that is something truly special."

    Fellow winner Olly Murs said he is "thrilled" he'll also be honoured at this year's event - with best male artist - while the classical award is going to violinist and conductor André Rieu, who has sold 40 million records.

    They join previously announced winners Jess Glynne and Florence Welch.

  7. Why viewers loved EastEnders Peggy Mitchell

    As we mentioned earlier, last night Peggy Mitchell, played by Dame Barbara Windsor, said her final farewell after more 20 years on EastEnders (on and off).

    Peggy, who had cancer, was seen talking to the ghost/hallucination/figment of her imagination, of her friend, Pat Butcher, before talking some unidentified pills.

    The actress, Anna Karen, who played Peggy's sister Aunt Sal in the programme, told John Humphrys that the British public loved Dame Barbara because she was "one of them".

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    Video caption: Anna Karen on the death of Barbara Windsor's character, Peggy Mitchell, in EastEnders.
  8. Dan Brown to release abridged version of The Da Vinci Code

    Dan Brown

    Dan Brown is to release an abridged version of his hugely successful novel The Da Vinci Code, aimed at the Young Adult market (readers aged 13+).

    Penguin Random House UK will release the title in time for Christmas on 8 September in paperback and e-book.

    The story will maintain Brown’s original plot, introducing a new generation of readers to symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptographer Sophie Neveu. The books will also have new cover designs.

    Dan Brown said he hopes the book will inspire a new generation:

    Quote Message: It is my sincere hope that this adaptation of The Da Vinci Code sparks in young adults the same thrill of discovery that I feel while exploring hidden history and the mysteries of the world we live in. My parents were educators, and so it’s no surprise that I have a fascination with history and research. In fact, if I weren’t an author, I’m sure I would be a teacher myself.

    Here's the new cover:

    The Da Vinci Code

    Look at those colours! The style! The font! WE SUDDENLY WANT TO READ IT AGAIN.

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  9. OneRepublic release Wherever I Go video

    After debuting new single Wherever I Go on Grimmy's Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday, OneRepublic have just released the video, featuring actor Kenneth Choi showing off some pretty fancy footwork. 

    It's the first track from their upcoming fourth album, and frontman Ryan Tedder told Wonderland Magazine the video is "a bit of a mad kind of unicorn."

    "It’s so bizarre," he admitted, "For a lot of the videos we’ve done, I’ve come up with the treatments, and I wondered if people would think this one was a bit crazy, but they went for it! 

    "You’re going to think 'How the hell did this song create that visual in his head?’"

    Judge for yourself below.

    Warning: third party content, may contain adds.

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    And it seems getting a famous actor in is a bit of a trend for this week's new videos... as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have just released Dance Off, featuring Idris Elba. We'd love to share it but it's way too sweary - so you'll have to watch it on YouTube.

  10. ITV plan Vanity Fair adaption

    Daily Mirror

    BBC production of Vanity Fair

    A new production of Vanity Fair is reportedly being developed by ITV.

    William Thackeray’s social climber Becky Sharp has been immortalised for TV four times in the past – but so far always by the BBC (like the one in 1996, starring Natasha Little and Frances Grey, above).

    But a new adaptation of the 19th Century novel is being planned by Poldark's makers Mammoth Screen. The six-part series would be broadcast on ITV next year.

    The Mirror reports it will be written by acclaimed writer Gwyneth Hughes, whose recent work includes Five Days and Remember Me.

    She has described Vanity Fair as her "dream project" because it is her favourite book.

  11. Ellie Goulding admits using therapy for crippling panic attacks

    Ellie Goulding

    Brit award-winner and Grammy-nominee Ellie Goulding has opened up about her struggle with panic attacks earlier in her career.

    She has spoken to Flare magazine about using cognitive behavioural therapy to help her conquer her attacks.

    "I was sceptical at first because I’d never had therapy, but not being able to leave the house was so debilitating," she explained.

    "My surroundings would trigger a panic attack, so I couldn’t go to the studio unless I was lying down in the car with a pillow over my face."

    Ellie adds that since her treatment, "my body has become quite good at controlling anxiety".

    Here is Newsbeat's guide to understanding anxiety and panic attacks.

  12. Iron Man villain changed over toy sales

    Shane Black

    The director of Iron Man 3 has admitted that he was forced to change the villain to a man because he was told that they couldn't sell enough toys if they were a woman. 

    Shane Black told Uproxx there was an early draft of the film in which the character that was eventually played by Guy Pearce had been a woman. 

    Quote Message: We had finished the script and we were given a no-holds-barred memo saying that cannot stand and we’ve changed our minds because, after consulting, we’ve decided that toy won’t sell as well if it’s a female. So, we had to change the entire script because of toy making.

    But he said that would not happen today. 

  13. Lily Allen's label debuts first release by Young Spray

    Lily Allen

    Lily Allen's announced the first release from her new record label Bank Holiday Records will be Young Spray's track Sho, featuring Chipmunk, Steff London, Frisco, Devlin and Ghetts. 

    It was debuted by 1xtra's Mistajam on air last night. Singer-turned-label boss Lily - who criticised the lack of Grime artists acknowledged by the Brit Awards back in February - shared her excitement in an Instagram post: 

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    Listen to the full track on Mistajam's show

  14. Jeremy Vine welcomes 27 live studio guests

    If you're listening to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 right now, you're in for a real treat.

    The show is about to welcome 27 guests into the Jeremy's studio, one from each of the other member countries of the EU, to tell him what they think about the UK's upcoming referendum.

    Show producer Tim Johns tweeted the picture below, which shows each speaker wearing a badge featuring their country's flag.

    Is it even possible to fit that many people into a live Radio 2 studio? We're about to find out...

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  15. Tetris movie to be a trilogy

    BBC Newsbeat

    Tetris

    There's no script or name, but a movie studio says it now has the cash to make a sci-fi trilogy based on Tetris.

    In the game, players have to move shaped blocks into the correct slots, which becomes harder and faster as people move through the levels.

    The company behind the films, Threshold Global Studios, said it would be making more "cross-cultural movies for the global market" in the future.

    It also said Tetris was "a perfect first project for this strategy".

    The game was first launched 32 years ago in 1984 and has been downloaded as a smartphone app more than 500 million times.

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  16. Sir Elton John teases cameo appearance in Kingsman sequel

    Sir Elton John

    Sir Elton John has confirmed he'll be making a cameo appearance in Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle.

    "Pop stars make cameos in films all the time, what's the big deal?" you may well be about to tweet us in outrage at this story.

    Well, the big deal is that this will be Sir Elton's first appearance on the big screen since 1975's Tommy, where he appeared in a non-cameo role (playing the Pinball Wizard).

    Sir Elton posted a poster featuring Union Jack glasses on his Instagram (below) and the phrase "Wednesday night's alright for fighting", a reference to his song Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting).

    He added the caption: "It's been a long time since Tommy."

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    (He seems to have forgotten his very brief appearance in Spiceworld: The Movie but we don't blame him for wanting to erase that from memory.)

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is currently filming in London.

    Other stars involved with the project include Channing Tatum and Taron Egerton, who will reprise the lead role of Eggsy.  

  17. Tom Hanks apologises to Chris Evans

    Tom Hanks was a guest on Chris Evans breakfast show today and the actor ended up apologising to him after they competed over who knew the story of how Hollywood was founded. 

    It all started when Tom told a story about filming in a sandstorm. 

    Have a listen:

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    Video caption: Tom and Chris go head to head as they reveal the origins of the home of film.
  18. Thumbs up date for Trafalgar Square

    The date for unveiling of the latest statue to stand on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth has been revealed. 

    David Shrigley's Really Good, which is a ten metre high bronze hand giving a thumbs up, will be unveiled on 29 September. 

    Shrigley hopes that the statue's gesture will become a self-fulfilling prophecy; "that things considered 'bad' such as the economy, the weather and society, will benefit from a change of consensus towards positivity."

    Really Good by David Shrigley
  19. Healy written out of new Benidorm series after illness

    Tim Healy

    Benidorm actor Tim Healy has been written out of the ninth series of the show while he recovers from an undisclosed illness. 

    The 64-year-old fell ill almost a month ago during filming in Spain. 

    He was flown home to a hospital in Manchester on Saturday after his condition had stabilised enough for him to travel. 

     A spokesman for the ITV show said: "Tim won't be appearing in episodes whilst he rests and gets better."