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Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend

It is the second biggest grossing opening weekend in North America.

Raised on Janet Jackson: How the pop star shaped one fan's life

As Janet Jackson wraps up her State of the World tour, one fan reflects on the star's impact on her life.

Anita Hill to chair Hollywood harassment commission

The lawyer will head the group after a series of Hollywood sexual abuse and harassment allegations.

Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Peter Jackson says he 'blacklisted' Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd on Harvey Weinstein's advice.

Oscars 2018: Palme d'Or winner The Square among foreign film hopefuls

Swedish art world satire The Square is one of nine titles in contention for the foreign film award.

US police review Russell Simmons rape claims

Police have opened an investigation after several women came forward with sexual misconduct claims.

Strictly Come Dancing: How the show has changed the lives of its finalists

The four remaining celebrities on what being on the BBC dancing show has meant to them.

Royal Court U-turn over play axed amid harassment claims

The Royal Court will stage Rita, Sue and Bob Too following accusations of censorship.

V Festival: 'No police stationed' at 2017 event

No police were present inside V Festival in Essex this summer because of a dispute over money, the BBC understands.

Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault by more women

The Def Jam Records founder "categorically rejects" accusations of sexual assault and harassment.

BBC appoints Fran Unsworth as next head of news

Fran Unsworth is appointed the new BBC director of news, replacing James Harding, who leaves in 2018.

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.

How vocal problems nearly spelled the end for The Script

Frontman Danny O'Donoghue says he was "terrified" that his singing career had been cut short.

Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein 'threatened to kill me'

The Hollywood mogul said sexual allegations made by the Mexican actress are "not accurate"

Christmas songs: What's the secret to writing a hit?

What does pop guru Pete Waterman think about the history of Christmas music?

Who waltzed off with the Strictly glitterball?

Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson, Debbie McGee and Joe McFadden competed for the coveted Strictly Come Dancing trophy.

Taking two million photos of Obama

During Obama's eight-year presidency, photographer Pete Souza took close to two million photos.

BFI event celebrates discovery of long lost TV programmes

Missing Believed Wiped at BFI Southbank celebrates programmes thought to have been lost forever.

Hugh Jackman's novelty top hat trick

The Australian actor performed the trick for the "6,000th" time and described how he'd be spending Christmas.

How the lightsaber was born

The fantasy weapon was made from the handle of a 1940s press camera.

Oprah Winfrey to receive top Golden Globe honour

The US star will be presented with the Cecil B DeMille Award at the awards in January.

Dick Whittington panto jokes 'too smutty' for children

The star told rude jokes and invited the audience to chant 'Alice loves Dick', says an angry mum.

Kim Kardashian West may have just changed the way you shop

The reality star hopes to change online shopping with her app ScreenShop, but not everyone is happy.

Star Wars: These aren't the spoilers you're looking for

Star Wars may be shown on the ISS, but Twitter says they may be surprised by a few things (no real spoilers).

The Twilight Zone returns to spook theatregoers

How the groundbreaking 1960s sci-fi TV series was adapted for the stage.

Why does no-one seem to wear a condom on TV?

Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.

Hull 2017: Highlights from the City of Culture

Everyone from superstars to schoolchildren have played their part in a triumphant year.

Has original music saved The X Factor?

The most recent series was praised for the number of contestants who performed their own material.

Borehamwood blockbuster

The British film artists and technicians who brought a galaxy far, far away to life.