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  1. Two obscure bronze sculptures may actually be by Michelangelo
  2. Fifty Shades film given 18 rating
  3. Katy Perry wows the Super Bowl crowds

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By Genevieve Hassan and Helen Bushby

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks!

Genevieve Hassan

Entertainment reporter

That brings an end to our live coverage for today. All this year's Oscar nominees are about to have a swanky lunch together, so join us again tomorrow where we'll bring you pictures from the event.

See you on Tuesday!

Hero at the box office

Big Hero 6

Disney animation Big Hero 6 topped the UK box office this weekend. The studio says the film took an estimated £4.29m, beating Colin Firth film Kingsman: The Secret Service which was also released on Friday.

We'll get full confirmation on all the figures tomorrow.

Heroes Reborn

Heroes Reborn

NBC has posted the first teaser trailer for Heroes Reborn - its second attempt at the Heroes franchise.

The short 15-second clip doesn't give away much, but we do see Noah Bennet (played by Jack Coleman) return and a new character played by Zachary Levi.

There's a mixture of joy and apprehension on Twitter about it:

Desiree tweets: "The #HeroesReborn series could go so wrong so quickly I remember those last two seasons NBC and I'm still in pain."

JNicole: "Even though I blinked & almost missed most of it, that #HeroesReborn teaser has me all types of hyped up."

Robert Hughes: "The last season was a convoluted mess ... any chance this mini series will redeem the franchise?"

StringsIsSwagg4: "I haven't been more excited for anything in my whole life."

The series will be broadcast in the US this summer, but in the meantime,

watch the trailer.

More from Noel:

Colin Paterson

Entertainment correspondent

Here are a few more snippets from my interview with Noel Gallagher that were too good not to share. You can listen to the full interview on

BBC 5 live at 16:50 GMT and 18:50 GMT.

On his favourite TV programme: "Me and my two boys have a healthy obsession with Storage Hunters."

On James Blunt v Chris Bryant MP: "There's not too many posh people in the arts - there's just not enough working class."

On what Liam will do next: "Become a lollipop man."

On rehearsing at the same venue as the X Factor tour: "School girls come up and say 'My Dad used to like you'. As the decades go by it will be 'My Granddad used to like you before he died'.

Jurassic World's CGI:

Kyle Vanhemert


Back when the first Jurassic World trailer came out in November, I saw someone suggest that the dodgier bits of CGI could be cleaned up by the time the film hit theatres.

So when the new teaser arrived just before the Super Bowl, I thought I'd go back and see if anything had changed. Sure enough! A scene of a humungous aquatic dinosaur leaping out of a lagoon to eat a shark has been extensively reworked. A flock of flying dinos have materialised over a panicked crowd where there were none before.

Read the full story.

Lip sync battle

Jimmy Fallon hosted another one of his famous lip sync battles on his talk show last night - this time competing against Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.

With a trio of comics battling it out, it was inevitable there would be some comedy gold moments produced.

Watch the battle: Ferrell takes on Beyonce and Idina Menzel, Hart does his best John Legend and Katy Perry while Fallon rocks out to Kelly Clarkson along with a duet with Drew Barrymore.

Here are some of the highlights:

Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon
Will Ferrell
Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon

In other news

Don't have time to read all the arts and entertainment stories on the BBC News website? Here's a handy round-up of other news for you.

Anita Dobson
  • Former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson is
    to star as Queen Elizabeth I in Armada, a BBC Two documentary series about the monarch to be broadcast this spring.
  • Channel 4
    has shortened its new TV series Immigration Street after filming was disrupted by local residents.
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
    took top honours at the 42nd Annie Awards in Los Angeles.
  • Novelist Neil Gaiman and Lord of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen were among those honoured
    at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

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We still want to hear your views on the news - have you seen Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance? Did any of the Super Bowl teaser trailers get you excited? Who should appear on Comic Relief's Bake-Off? (tip - you'll find out tomorrow...) Are you one of the thousands of people buying ukuleles? Get in touch and let us know!

Ted's 'great'

BBC Radio 5 live

Ted Robbins

Kate Robbins has spoken about her brother Ted having a cardiac arrest while on stage for the opening night of Phoenix Nights Live.

The actress said she was watching the performance when he "dropped like a stone" and described it as "a surreal nightmare".

But she added he was "doing great" in hospital and still has his sense of humour.

Listen to the interview.

Chatting with a Gallagher:

Colin Paterson

Entertainment correspondent

Noel Gallagher

I've just been speaking to Noel Gallagher about headlining his first festival as a solo act at

Calling Festival in London on 4 July.

Some of the other topics we covered included:

On Katy Perry's Super Bowl show: "If you're going to ride a tiger ride a real one."

On her four costume changes: "I've never changed my clothes mid-gig. I barely change them afterwards. Sometimes for two days."

On Glastonbury: "I'd be up for headlining as a solo act. I go every year I'm not working. Some other people I was in a band with barely went outside the front door."

On doing a Bond theme: "I would do it. But I probably won't get asked as I'm not a big enough name. Probably be The Foo Fighters or Ed Sheeran."

You can hear the full interview on

BBC 5 live at 16:50 GMT and 18:50 GMT.

Radio 1 rapped

BBC Radio 1 has been censured by media watchdog Ofcom for broadcasting a Foo Fighters track containing two swear words on Nick Grimshaw's breakfast show.

Ofcom said "it was particularly likely that children were listening" when it was played at 07:55 in November.

Read more on this story.

Shark spotting

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is still talk of the internet as her Super Bowl performance is dissected in minute detail.

One of the dancing sharks has become a breakout star after SportsViner spotted that he wasn't quite in sync with his partner - who was apparently attempting the Macarena.

Watch the shark on the left while the one on the right is getting down.

Twitter now seems obsessed with the Left Shark - Snoop Dogg even

tweeted: "If you were wondering, that was me in tha Shark costume!!"

Within hours of the show, the Left Shark even had its own Twitter account.

Among the quips it tweeted included: "

@Beyonce knows whats up. 'Mmmm To the left, to the left everything you own in the shark to the left'." and "
Didn't think y'all would notice I missed a couple choreography sessions".

Noel Coward's brush strokes

NC Aventales AG 1961
NC Aventales AG 1961
NC Aventales AG 1961

It turns out playwright, composer, director, actor and cabaret artist Noel Coward was a man of even more talents than we knew.

Artworks he painted of his Caribbean home are to be auctioned by Christie's, along with those he was given by friends such as Elizabeth Taylor, David Niven and Ivor Novello.

The sale, which also includes works from Coward's private collection by John Nash and Edward Seago, will be on 19 March in London.

Estimates range from £300 up to £100,000.

Geoffrey Rush as Giacometti

The Hollywood Reporter

Geoffrey Rush
Getty Images

Geoffrey Rush is set to play Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti, famous for his distinctive stick-like sculptures of people.

The film, Final Portrait, is to be directed by Stanley Tucci, who will be familiar to Hunger Games fans as Caesar Flickerman.

Tucci, who has written his own script, will direct Oscar and Bafta winner Rush in the film which is based on A Giacometti Portrait by the artist's friend, the American critic James Lord.

"I cannot imagine anyone better to play the extraordinary artist than the extraordinary Geoffrey Rush," he said.

Read the full story.

Magna Cartas united

Magna Carta
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The four surviving original copies of the 1215 Magna Carta have been brought together for the first time in London.

More than 40,000 people entered a public ballot to see them, with 1,125 getting the chance to see all four at the British Library over three days.

Read more on this story and watch BBC Breakfast's Tim Muffet's

Super Bowl ads

Jurassic World

Speaking of Super Bowl commercials, advertisers spend mega bucks to promote their products during the most-watched TV event of the year.

A number of upcoming films also took advantage of the huge audience to tease their release with trailers including:

Walter White returns:


Esurance commercial

Breaking Bad may be over, but Bryan Cranston reprised his meth-making character in a Super Bowl ad for an insurance company.

Fans of the AMC drama were quick to recognise Cranston speak one of Walter White's famous lines - "say my name" - as he served a confused customer at a pharmacy.

Watch the advert.

Dame Edna's Schichttorte

Great British Bake-Off

Comic Relief is taking over the Great British Bake-Off tent as part of its fundraising efforts this year.

The full line-up of celebrity bakers will be revealed tomorrow - but a trailer hit TV screens over the weekend that gave away some of the secrets.

Among the famous faces beating their batter in the 20-second advert are Dame Edna Everage, Jonathan Ross and Joanna Lumley.

Watch it here.

Overnight ratings

Viewing figures for BBC One's

Call the Midwife were slightly down last night, attracting an average 8.9 million viewers compared with nine million last week.

Last Tango in Halifax


Last Tango in Halifax received a small boost, rising from 6.3 million to 6.6 million viewers.

Mr Selfridge's ratings on ITV continued to slide slightly attracting 3.6 million - down from 3.8 million last week.

Puppet friends:

Mark Savage

Entertainment reporter

Just met the stars of Shaun The Sheep. They're surprisingly heavy! (Not something you can say after every junket...)

Mark Savage

Prison book ban relaxed

Rules that stopped prison inmates in England and Wales receiving books has been relaxed following a High Court ruling it was unlawful.

Books can now be sent to inmates, but only via four approved retailers - Blackwell's, Foyles, Waterstones or WH Smith.

Read more on this story.

A new Dirty Den?

BBC Newsbeat

Radio 1 and 1Xtra

Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen is to make a guest appearance in EastEnders this spring.

The soap's bosses haven't said much about the role she'll play, but they're promising within a few episodes she'll send "sparks flying" as her character wastes no time getting close to one of Walford's men.

Read the full story.

Swifty news:


Taylor Swift with Haim

It looks like the Haim sisters will be spending even more time with their pal Taylor Swift.


announced on Sunday the band - comprised of Este, Danielle and Alana Haim - will open select dates on her upcoming 1989 world tour.

Read the full story.

Feeling sheepish:

Mark Savage

Entertainment reporter

Shaun the Sheep

I'm waiting to meet the directors of the Shaun The Sheep movie for an interview at a top secret London location.

While I wait, I'm being regaled with stats from the film such as:

  • There are 21 Shaun puppets in total. Each one takes a week-and-a-half to make.
  • It takes 45 minutes to re-fleece one sheep.
  • There's a grand total of 1,589 baas in the film.
  • Shaun is 11 in sheep years - that's 2 years and 22 days in human terms.

Katy Perry - Your views

via Twitter

In response to our debate on whether Katy Perry was riding a lion or a tiger,

Words4Wings and
Ivan Redford suggest it was a liger - a cross between a lion and tiger.

But arembooks thought it was neither,

tweeting: "A trip to opticians needed as I thought it was an elephant!"

Fifty Shades of 18

The film version of the erotic best seller Fifty Shades of Grey has been passed for cinemas without any cuts, and given an 18 certificate.

The film is described as showing "strong sex and nudity" as well as "the portrayal of erotic role play" by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

Sam Taylor-Johnson's film stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as his lover Anastasia Steele.

The books by EL James have reportedly sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 50 languages. Is it likely to prove as popular at the cinema?

Something from the weekend

In case you missed it, here's some of the stories that made headlines at the weekend:

  • Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is in hospital in an unknown condition
    after being found unresponsive in a bathtub.
  • Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is "doing well" after
    collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena.
  • Actress Tamsin Greig says people who have money and contacts will
    have more opportunities in the performing arts than those who do not.
  • Mark Ronson is
    STILL number one.

Michelangelo bronzes?

Bronze sculptures

Two bronze sculptures, which had been attributed to the Dutch sculptor Willem Danielsz Van Tetrode, may actually be by Michelangelo, researchers believe.

Read more about the bronzes.

US box office

American Sniper

Super Bowl weekend is traditionally a bad time for cinemas as audiences favour the big game instead of a film. But Bradley Cooper's American Sniper has topped the US box office yet again - and scored the biggest takings for a Super Bowl weekend.

Here are the top five films:

  • American Sniper - $31.9m (£21.2m)
  • Paddington - $8.5m
  • Project Almanac - $8.5m
  • Black or White - $6.5m
  • The Boy Next Door - $6.1m

Sad Kanye strikes again

Kanye West is providing more fuel for fans of the Sad Kanye selfie meme with these gems posted during the Super Bowl.

First a fan took this snap:

Kanye West selfie

And then Chrissy Teigen - aka Mrs John Legend - posted this pic of the couple with Kanye and Kim. They must have been the best-dressed people at Waffle House - although we can't work out if Kanye is generally sad, or sad someone apparently took a pair of scissors to his leather trousers.

Sad Kanye selfie

The Times

Ukulele sales are on the up, according to the Music Industries Association in the UK, which says sales have increased 13-fold from 2013 to 2014.

Why? Because of the popularity of Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift and Zooey Deschanel, who all enjoy playing the instrument made famous by George Formby.

George Formby

Ukuleles can now be bought for just £25, says Malcolm Atkins, president of the Ukulele Society of Great Britain, which helped them "take over from recorders in schools".

Sales on Amazon have doubled to about 250,000 in Britain a year over the past five years, said the MIA.

Read the full story here

Perry in pictures

Other highlights from Katy's 12-minute (and costume change-tastic) set included:

Dancing sharks

Katy Perry
Getty Images

A Lenny Kravitz duet on I Kissed a Girl

Lenny Kravitz and Katy Perry
Getty Images

A special appearance from Missy Elliot

Katy Perry and Missy Elliot
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And finishing the show in a blaze of fireworks

Katy Perry
Getty Images

You can read more about the performance, including reviews

in our story.

Tiger debate

There's mild debate in the office as to whether Katy Perry was riding a lion or a tiger. Yes, her song lyric is "I've got the eye of the tiger", but then where are the stripes?

Appearances suggest a female lion - there's a tail tuft with tigers don't have. What do you think?

Katy Perry
Getty Images

Perry party

So first up, Katy Perry's NFL half-time performance was a hit, with some fans calling it "the best in Super Bowl history".

Talk about making an entrance - she appeared on stage riding a giant gold tiger (or is it a lion?), opening the show with her number one track Roar.

Katy Perry
Getty Images

Get involved:

Helen Bushby

Entertainment reporter

Happy Monday! Did you watch Katy Perry's Super Bowl show and what did you think of it? We're ready to hear from you - the heating's on, the tea is made so get in touch!

Drop us a line on or tweet


Genevieve Hassan

Entertainment reporter

It's the start of another busy entertainment-packed week! If you weren't up all night watching the Super Bowl, then stay tuned as we'll bring you all the pictures from Katy Perry's half-time show and other news updates as they happen.