Cheryl Cole confirms X Factor return
Pop star Cheryl Cole confirms she is to rejoin ITV's The X Factor, along with the show's creator Simon Cowell, for a 12th series.
George Saunders wins Folio prize
American writer George Saunders is named the first winner of the Folio Prize for his "darkly playful" short stories, Tenth of December.
Swift reclaims 'top earner' crown
Country star turned pop sensation Taylor Swift returns to the top of Billboard's annual list of music money makers, a title she held in 2012 only to relinquish last year to Madonna.
Jude and Judi up for Olivier Awards
Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the nominees in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, one of the most high-profile events in the UK theatre calendar.
Fargo TV series to air on Channel 4
Channel 4 is to broadcast the TV spin-off of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning film Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Sherlock's Martin Freeman.
Harry Styles extends paparazzi order
Harry Styles has won an extension on his High Court order against four photographers for harassment in the UK.
BBC to argue for rise in licence fee
A report into how the BBC is funded recommends arguing for the licence fee to be pegged to inflation, instead of the current freeze.
300 film sequel slays competition
300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2006 hit 300, slayed the competition at North American cinemas, earning $45.1m (£27m).
Book of Mormon to play Salt Lake
Hit musical Book of Mormon will visit Salt Lake City next year, the location of the Mormon church's Utah headquarters.
Clifford 'lunged at girl in his car'
A woman tells a London court she thought she was going to be raped in publicist Max Clifford's car.