Nelson Mandela was often seen with stars from the world of entertainment and sport.
Russian promoters insist Elton John's concerts will happen this weekend, despite concerns over the country's legal crackdown on gay rights.
The news of the death of Nelson Mandela breaks during a royal gala screening about the life of the former South African president.
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle will be returning to London with the Berlin Philharmonic for a major residency in 2015.
BBC HR director Lucy Adams settles her legal action against the NUJ after the union apologised for falsely accusing her of a "dirty tricks" campaign against its members.
Shakespeare Globe's 2014 season will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and the centenary of WW1 with four new plays.
The boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
Potter star pleased with his performance "for the first time"
A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
A town in Portugal displays what it claims is the world's largest moving nativity scene, the Czech Republic holds a competition to find the best sculpture of former president Vaclav Havel - and more from the world of arts.
A Depression era view of New Jersey by Edward Hopper sells for $40m (£24.4m), setting an auction record for the US artist.
An 18-year-old is arrested after being accused of stealing part of the car Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in.
The cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed to encourage more investment in the UK film industry.
Colin Firth joins World War II veterans and the widow of the man he plays at the London premiere of prisoner of war film The Railway Man
The band's fifth album AM is chosen by the music magazine as its album of the year.
A new production of Jules Verne's Around The World in Eighty Days is to open at London's O2 Arena next year.
Entertainer Freddie Starr is bailed again by officers from Operation Yewtree investigating allegations of sexual offences.
More than £430,000 raised by phone voting on BBC shows like The Voice is awarded to 77 UK theatre projects.
When most people take photographs of their travels, they are not usually images of buildings abandoned, unloved, and decaying.
Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Veteran broadcaster Angela Rippon, actress Sheridan Smith and academic Mary Beard are among the stars honoured at the Women in Film and Television Awards
Fox announces that the next film in the franchise will be called Apocalypse and will be released in cinemas in May 2016.
Actresses Sheridan Smith and Jaime Winstone star in a new film called Powder Room which centres on the ladies loos in a nightclub.
Hanson, the band of brothers whose single Mmm Bop was an international hit in 1997, talk to BBC Breakfast about children, albums and inspiration
Former Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig and Girls creator Lena Dunham are among the US comedy stars who will be seen in a more serious guise at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
Mel Greig, one of two Australian DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse, has resigned from the radio station which broadcast the show.
Britain's Emma Thompson is named the year's best film actress by the National Board of Review for her role as Mary Poppins creator PL Travers in Saving Mr Banks.
Three artists are shortlisted for this year's Brit Critics' Choice award, won last year by Tom Odell.
The film August: Osage County is being tipped for Oscar success, in particular Julia Roberts' performance, as Talking Movies Tom Brooks explains.
A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.