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Summary

  1. Birdman and Grand Budapest land costume awards
  2. ITV brings Ninja Warriors show to the UK
  3. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel stars premiere the sequel

Live Reporting

By Sarah Jane Griffiths and Ian Youngs

All times stated are UK

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So long, farewell

Sarah Jane Griffiths

Entertainment reporter

That's it from us after another splendid day of cultural happenings, thanks for joining us. It's not just the NME who are handing out prizes tonight - the Royal Television Society is holding its RTS TV Journalism awards too. Find out who won what, and loads more besides, when we come back tomorrow.

It's NME Awards time

The countdown is on to this year's NME Awards, which take place tonight at London's O2 Academy in Brixton.

Kasabian at Glastonbury
Reuters

Last year's Glastonbury headliners Kasabian are leading the nominations with eight, while Jamie T and Royal Blood (who bookies have as favourite to take best new band) are in the running for seven awards each.

Suede (below) and Jimmy Page have already been confirmed as winners, but you can keep up with all the news and backstage shenanigans on the

NME website. You can also follow
@bbcnewsbeat for updates from the red carpet.

Suede
PA

Earlier today NME denied a story

which had appeared on the Vice website, suggesting the weekly magazine was about to become free, after its circulation dipped below 15,000 copies.

The story quoted a local newsagent, but Buzzfeed editor Luke Lewis posted NME's response

on Twitter.

Luke Lewis tweet
Twitter

It said: "What you've picked up from Vice is not true. I can tell you categorically that those local shopkeepers are wrong and it is untrue that next week's edition is the last paid for issue of NME."

Chart battle

Hozier & Ellie Goulding
Getty Images/BBC

Hozier's (slightly creepy) anthem Take Me To Church has been steadily climbing the UK charts for the last six months - but the Irish singer must be wondering whether he'll ever reach number one.

The latest midweek chart update from the Official Charts Company shows his hit still at number two, behind Ellie Goulding's Love Me Like You Do.

Will he overturn Ellie's lead and finally claim the top spot on Sunday? That's up to you.

Elsewhere, Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons are heading for their first UK number one album with Smoke + Mirrors.

Catastrophe's Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney
Avalon

If, like us, you've been loving Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe (and are already excited about the recently commissioned second series), you'll be pleased to hear there is a chance to see Sharon Horgan's co-writer and co-star Rob Delaney do stand-up soon.

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan in Catastrophe
Channel 4

The American comedian

has just added UK dates to his Meat tour, kicking off on 1 June at the Lowry in Salford and including three nights at London's Southbank Centre.

In the mean time, you can catch up on Catastrophe on

the Channel 4 website or watch the pair on The Graham Norton Show
on BBC iPlayer.

Catch up:

BBC Newsbeat

Check out these stories from our colleagues on the Newsbeat website:

BBC One confirmed Jake Wood's character, Max Branning, said "You killed Lucy"
Twitter/@BBCOne

Sooty star speaks out:

BBC Radio 5 live

Sooty and Sweep
BBC

The Sooty Show presenter Matthew Corbett has waded into the debate around children's television after Teletubbies creator Anne Wood

said she wouldn't be watching the remake of her show.

Corbett told BBC Radio 5 live that remaking a children's television programme will not work "unless you can take the person who loved it with you".

Listen to his comments.

'New' Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss
Random House

A "new" Dr Seuss book is to be published this summer, more than 20 years after the children's author's death.

What Pet Should I Get? will come out in July, followed by a further two books - all based on material found at his home in 2013 by his widow and secretary.

A number of "lost" stories by Theodor Seuss Geisel have been published since his death in 1991.

New series for Amazon:

Variety

Amazon Studios has ordered five new series for its Prime Instant Video streaming service, including thriller The Man in the High Castle, whose first episode became the website's most-watched pilot.

It's also given the green light to the US version of Sky's dark comedy Mad Dogs and docu-series The New Yorker Presents.

Mozart in the Jungle is also coming back for another series.

Read more.

X-Men casting news:

BBC Newsbeat

Kodi Smit-McPhee
AP

Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee has been cast as a young Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse.

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star said he was "humbled and honoured to be joining this incredible project".

Read more on this story.

Having the Last Word

Deanna Rodgers
Roundhouse

Spoken word has been going from strength to strength in the last few years and festival The Last Word has just announced it will be returning to the Roundhouse in London for a second time this May, two years after the original.

It will showcase home grown talent alongside rising stars and original trailblazers - they include Polarbear, Michael Horovitz, Deanna Rodger (pictured above) and Mark Grist.

Find out more.

Michelle Obama meets Big Bird

Following

her husband's legendary appearance on Funny or Die's Between Two Ferns talk show last year, America's First Lady Michelle Obama has
appeared in a video on the comedy website.

Michelle Obama on Funny or Die
funny or die

She takes part in an episode of Billy on the Street in a Washington DC supermarket and it's fair to say she is game for everything he throws at her. Highlights include when she says "I am Groot" from Guardians of the Galaxy into the camera (above) and when she slow-dances with Big Bird (below).

Michelle Obama on Funny or Die
funny or die

Who killed Lucy Beale?

BBC One

Nick Grimshaw
BBC

EastEnders' current whodunit hoo-ha is proving to be a ratings winner - last night's episode gave the soap its highest overnight audience for more than two years, with nine million viewers.

Nick Grimshaw, other celebs and members of the public have been getting into the spirit by giving their thoughts about who killed Lucy Beale.

Watch the video and see if you agree.

Get involved

Tweet @BBCNewsEnts or email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk

Have you heard Danny Dyer on the Tube today for EastEnders' 30th anniversary? Have you been watching the soap this week? Who do you think killed Lucy Beale? Get in touch and let us know.

Walk the red carpet

Benedict Cumberbatch
BBC

Ever wondered what the stars see when they walk down the red carpet? Put yourself in their place and have a look at what goes on behind the scenes, including the decision-making process around picking out the perfect dress for the occasion.

Watch our Oscars interactive video.

Laura Marling live

Laura Marling and band
Handout

Brit Award-winner and multiple Mercury Prize-nominee Laura Marling has just announced a headline tour of the UK and Europe, kicking off this April.

It includes four dates at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and coincides with the release of her fifth album Short Movie, due on 23 March.

Check out Laura's website for details.

Saluting Stevie Wonder

Pharrell Williams and Ryan Tedder
AP

Music app Shazam has revealed the performance of Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Pharrell Williams proved the "most Shazamed song" from the TV broadcast of the Grammys' epic Stevie Wonder Tribute concert.

The show aired on US TV on Monday night. You can watch Ryan and Pharell's performance on the

Perez Hilton website.

Ed Sheeran and Beyonce
AP

Catch up on Beyonce's powerhouse Stevie Wonder medley - which opened the show and featured Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr - on the

Rolling Stone website.

Great Gatsby's got it

If you missed out on a chance to see Northern Ballet's hit production of The Great Gatsby, they're bringing it back.

The Great Gatsby by Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet

The show, which premiered in Leeds in March 2013 followed by a national tour, will be at Sadler's Wells in London from 24-28 March 2015 and the Theatre Royal in Norwich from 14-18 April.

Based on F Scott Fitzgerald's novel set in the roaring twenties, choreographer David Nixon reckons it "has everything for a great ballet: a love triangle, decadence, desperation and heartbreak" - not to mention some pretty great costumes.

Thandie's 'tache

First Cindy Crawford's untouched bikini body breaks the internet, now another famous female has got Twitter talking about the reality of being a woman.

Thandie Newton
InSTAGRAM

Yesterday we told you about actress Thandie Newton posting this picture of her pre-premiere beauty regime on Instagram, with the caption: "Dealing with the tash in readiness for the Royal Premiere tonight! Go Jolen! XT". Go Thandie, we say.

She was off to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel premiere to support her husband, the film's writer Ol Parker - here she is rocking it on the red carpet a few hours later...

Thandie Newton
Reuters

Drake smashes Spotify record

Drake
Reuters

No wonder Drake is smiling - the rapper has set records on Spotify with the surprise album he released last Friday.

The music streaming service says If You're Reading This It's Too Late has had the most streams of any album in its debut week in the US - clocking up 17.3 million streams in just three days.

Drake has actually broken his own record - his 2013 album Nothing Was the Same was streamed 15.8 million times in its first week.

The Brits countdown

Royal Blood
Twitter

Brit Award nominees Royal Blood helped ensure Brits Week 2015 was in full swing with a special (and very loud) show at London's Koko last night.

A string of gigs are taking place in the run-up to next week's ceremony - The Charlatans and Take That are still to come.

Last year's Brit Awards was the most tweeted-about UK TV show of the year, and organisers of this year's event want it to be even bigger.

They're letting viewers decide the winner of the British artist video category

on Twitter for a second year running, and say the #BRITs2015 hashtag has been used more than 1.5 million times already.

Dan and Phil
Twitter

Meanwhile, YouTube will be live streaming the ceremony for viewers outside of the UK, presented by Radio 1's Dan and Phil.

Big screen's best dressed:

Deadline

The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman
AP

The Grand Budapest Hotel's lobby boy and Birdman's feathered follower helped those two movies win the big prizes at this year's Costume Designer Guild Awards.

Birdman's Albert Wolsky triumphed in the excellence in contemporary film category, while Milena Canonero - who created the costumes for Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel - won the period film prize.

Into the Woods' Colleen Atwood won the fantasy film award.

Read the full story.

Brighton Festival line-up

Laurie Anderson, Nina Conti, Anna Calvi
Brighton Festival

Artist Laurie Anderson, ventriloquist comedian Nina Conti and singer Anna Calvi are all on the line-up for this year's Brighton Festival, curated by award-winning author Ali Smith.

Other highlights for the arts festival in May include a night of music and spoken word with Kate Tempest and George the Poet and a flat-pack theatre.

Read more.

The return of Everything Everything

Everything Everything
YouTube

Everything Everything have released

the video for their new single Distant Past, the first from their third album, which was also
Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on his BBC Radio 1 show last night.

It shows the Mercury Prize nominees, graduates of the BBC's Sound of 2010 list, looking as dapper as usual, as well as a couple of pretty angry cavemen.

Everything Everything video
Youtube

The album Get to Heaven is out on 15 June, but

they've announced some April shows in London and their home city of Manchester, where fans will get to hear the songs for the first time.

Ninjas, are you ready?

Rochelle Hume and Ben Shepherd
Getty Images

If you've ever caught the US or Japanese versions of the game show Ninja Warrior, you'll be excited by the news that ITV is bringing it to the UK.

The Saturday night show will be hosted by The Saturdays' Rochelle Hume, Ben Shepherd (above) and ex-footballer Chris Kamara.

The 250 contestants will have to run, jump and climb through "the toughest obstacle course ever seen on British television", while exhibiting core strength to put even the most devoted yoga bunny to shame.

ITV promises "inspirational achievements as well as hilarious mishaps".

Are you tough enough to apply?

Danny minds the gap

EastEnders star Danny Dyer is brightening up the bleary-eyed commute for a few Londoners this morning.

Danny Dyer by a Bromley-by-Bow sign
BBC

The actor - who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the soap - is trying his hand as a London Underground announcer at Bromley-by-Bow station (it's where the fictional Walford East station is on the Tube map).

It's all part of EastEnders' 30th anniversary celebrations.

"I can't tell you how much I loved sitting in the control room with them lovely ladies in their blue coats who work tirelessly," says Dyer.

Watch Dyer make an announcement and
read more on this story.

Not second best

Dame Judi Dench, director John Madden and Dame Maggie Smith
Getty Images

London's Leicester Square was transformed with an orange carpet last night for the royal gala premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the sequel's stars Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith (pictured above with director John Madden) and Celia Imrie.

Watch BBC London's chat with Dame Judi and Celia.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Royal Gala
Getty Images

Glasgow, film city

The Glasgow Film Festival

kicks off this evening with While We're Young, a new comedy starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts.

Films to be shown at Glasgow Film Festival
BBC

It's the first of a number of premieres which will take place at various venues around the city.

Acting heavyweight Alan Rickman is to attend the event in support of his latest movie A Little Chaos.

The 11th Glasgow Film Festival will consist of 174 events, including 11 world premieres, and is set to run until 1 March.

Get involved:

Ian Youngs

Entertainment reporter

Coming up, we'll hear from the stars of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and find out which Hollywood movies have won awards for the year's best costumes. Let us know what you think about any of today's stories or get in touch if you've got a story to share. You can email us at entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk or tweet

@BBCNewsEnts.

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Sarah Jane Griffiths

Entertainment reporter

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