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RuPaul is first drag queen to get Hollywood star

The star was overcome with emotion as fans lined Hollywood Boulevard to help celebrate.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: My career in 7 songs

The composer shares the untold stories behind Cats, Joseph, Evita and Phantom of the Opera.

Will Danny Boyle direct the next Bond film? Here's what we know so far

The Slumdog Millionaire director says he's working on the next film with Trainspotting's John Hodge.

Alexandra and the UK's 'problem' with confident women

"Women shouldn't feel that if they come across as too confident it can be mistaken for arrogance."

Banksy protest artwork unveiled in New York

The anonymous artist reveals a new work in New York, drawing attention to a jailed Kurdish painter.

Ava DuVernay 'to direct superhero film'

The director of Selma appears to confirm reports she is to adapt Jack Kirby's New Gods comic book.

Meet the Dutch comic poking gentle fun at the Brits

How comedian Eline Van Der Velden won fans with her satirical shorts and outrageous alter ego.

Radio 1 DJ Greg James (finally) finishes Sport Relief Challenge

The Radio 1 DJ has completed his Sport Relief Pedal to the Peaks challenge

India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants

Daler Mehndi was convicted for trafficking people, disguised as members of his dance troupe, abroad.

Lynn Bowles: 'I'm leaving Radio 2' says travel presenter

The BBC travel presenter announces on air she is leaving the station after 18 years of 4am starts.

Jhalak Prize: The initiative championing BAME writers

Back for a second year, the literary prize announces this year's winner.

'I swapped my rifle for a sewing machine'

This former infantry soldier left the British Army to pursue his passion for fashion and is now a designer in London.

'It was like WW2 swept through our house'

A man whose father killed his mother is among three writers who tell how poetry has helped them cope.

The Silent Child producers go back to school

Oscar-winning filmmakers Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton show off their award for the Silent Child to schoolchildren in Birmingham.

'Elsa' from Frozen rescues police van

He gave it a good push then let it go.

African women 'inspire comic book heroes'

You've heard of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, but what about Queen Amina and Ireti Moremi?

Wrinkle In Time director: 'No one in films looked like me'

Ava DuVernay explains why her film about a girl's quest to find her father "loves a wider audience".

Petition launched to change Aylesbury to 'Aylesbowie'

A call is made for Aylesbury to be renamed to honour David Bowie's connection to the town.

Pongy prawns distract War Horse theatregoers

A family was spoken to after eating prawns and calamari during a performance of War Horse.

Stephen Hawking's cameos: 'I have been quite popular in my time'

Prof Hawking has appeared in everything from The Simpsons to a Monty Python sketch.

Why is Khloe Kardashian's latest campaign 'problematic'?

The reality TV star's 'Khlo-C-D' organisation tutorials have been seen to trivialise mental illness.

How this YouTuber fell in love with writing

Carrie Hope Fletcher explains how she fell in love with writing.

'The moment I gave Reese Witherspoon my Legally Blonde dissertation'

Meet the reporter who gave the actress "a 15,000 word love letter" to Legally Blonde.

How The Greatest Showman defied the critics to become an enduring smash

Hugh Jackman's musical has defied the critics to become the most enduring film hit for a decade.

Think you know Mary Magdalene? Think again

A new Mary Magdalene film sets out to refute the commonly held assumption that she was a prostitute.

Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, Google Home and more: We put 7 speakers to the test

How do Alexa, Siri and Google Home measure up - and which is the best smart speaker for you?