Robin Williams was eager to play the half-giant gamekeeper Hagrid in the Harry Potter films – but was turned down by producers on account of his nationality.
Run-DMC have filed a $50m (£40.7m) lawsuit against retailers including Amazon, accusing them of trading on the group’s name without permission.
Allan Williams, best known as the first manager of the Beatles, has died aged 86, it has been announced.
Trying to guess how history will judge an era in pop is a famously tough call. Nostalgia twists and distorts what actually happened.
If ever we needed news to remind us of Shakespeare’s line about troubles not coming in single spies but in battalions, this is it. Debbie Reynolds, one of the aristocrats of the Hollywood golden age and glorious star of the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain, has died.
When Debbie Reynolds, wearing a skimpy pink flapper’s dress, burst out of an enormous cake at a Hollywood party in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), she simultaneously burst into screen stardom.
After releasing a new track, Facts, on New Year’s Eve, Kanye followed it up with another new track, No Parties in LA, on 18 January.
One of Sony Music's Twitter accounts was hacked over the Holiday weekend, spreading hoax news that pop star Britney Spears is dead.
Just last month Rolling Stone magazine named their 40 greatest rock documentaries of all time. Don't Look Back - a documentary about Bob Dylan's 1965 tour - was their number one.
The story of dreadful Aunt Alberta is a perfect marriage of text and pictures from 'the fastest‑growing children's author in the UK'
Dedication at private gig may have been more awkward obligation than a genuine desire to celebrate the prime minister
There will be no deerstalker. There will be no pipe. In their place will be a straw hat and a walking stick. But with the appetite for Sherlock Holmes growing after the worldwide success of Benedict Cumberbatch’s television portrayal, Sir Ian McKellen is about to give fans of the great sleuth more of what they crave.
The actor Shia LaBeouf is occupying a lift in Oxford with two other performance artists for 24 hours as part of his latest project.
“I kinda guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet”, says Marty McFly after rocking out in one of the most celebrated scenes in Back to the Future.
Originally best known for his 1985 chart-topper You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), made with his band Dead Or Alive, Pete Burns later became a reality TV star, coming fifth in the final of Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, as well as a living advertisement for the dangers of plastic surgery.
The actor Richard Kiel, famous for playing the steel-toothed villain Jaws in James Bond films, has died at the age of 74.
The actor tried to achieve maximum verisimilitude on the set of David Ayer’s drama by cutting his face, as well as previously-reported teeth-pulling and aversion to washing
A young boy and his mother try to survive after his father is arrested in a society where there is little freedom
Oscar contenders La La Land and Moonlight are to go head-to-head in the original screenplay category at next month’s Writers Guild of America awards.
The co-founder of a cult music magazine of the early 80s has stood by the authenticity of an article first published 35 years ago, in which Kate Bush, now revered worldwide as a singer and songwriter, recalled her days as a bullied schoolgirl “with hooligan instincts”.