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Summary

  1. 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68
  2. Lady Gaga is engaged to marry actor Taylor Kinney

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Final curtain

Lorna Blount

Entertainment reporter, BBC News

It's been a loooong day in our arts and entertainment bubble here at the BBC.

Join us tomorrow when we'll be celebrating that mid-week feeling....and weekend countdown...phew!

We're off to feast on some pancakes now BUT - remember to stay safe if you're planning on doing some flipping too later....and keep it cool, unlike Tanya Branning.

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From dust to digital

Endangered Archives Programme
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The British Library is making over four million images from endangered archives all over the world available online.

Endangered Archives Programme
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Since 2004, the pioneering project -

Endangered Archives Programme - has funded 246 projects in 78 countries worldwide, preserving archives such as Palestinian newspapers held in the Al-Aqsa Mosque library in East Jerusalem and rock inscriptions in the mountain ranges of Libya.

Endangered Archives Programme
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As it reaches its 10th birthday, all the archives have been put in a digital publication From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme.

Keeping it real

Thandie Newton
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Ahead of tonight's Royal performance of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (which was written by her hubbie Ol Parker) - Thandie Newton is keeping it cool.

Not afraid to share it with the cyber space, the Hollywood star shows us that she's just normal - like the rest of us - by dealing with her upper lip hair with lightening cream.

'Save BBC Three'

Radio Times

Protests
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A modestly sized but passionate group of about 50 protestors have gathered outside the BBC's New Broadcasting House building today to voice their objections to the proposed move of TV channel BBC Three online.

The crowd sang songs and marched from the building to the BBC Trust's headquarters nearby, to hand over a petition of more than 270,000 signatures to Trust head of business strategy Jon Cowdock.

Labour MP John McDonnell was among those objecting to plans by the BBC executive to close BBC Three and shift the savings into other areas of the corporation, with a £30m earmarked for BBC One drama.

Read more here

Pharrell's Happy deal

Pharrell Williams
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Pharrell Williams is expanding his empire. The singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and fashion designer is now turning his hand to writing children's books.

He is going to create four picture books after signing an agreement with publishers Putnam Books for Young Readers.

The first book will be inspired by his hit song Happy, and will feature photographs of children from around the world "celebrating what it means to be happy".

'bit of a nervous breakdown'

BBC Newsbeat

Radio 1 and 1Xtra

Florence Welch
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It's going to be a busy year for Florence and the Machine. Their third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful comes out in June and they're appearing at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich.

The band took last year off to rest ahead of their busy schedule but found it hard to switch off.

Chatting to Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Florence Welch says being left to her own thoughts wasn't relaxing.

Read more here.

Bjork's headliner

NME

Bjork
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Bjork has been confirmed to headline Wilderness Festival, which takes place from August 6 to 9 at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.

The Icelandic singer will follow the release of new album Vulnicura with a headline set on the Friday of the festival. Organisers confirmed today that Ben Howard and George Clinton will also appear as headliners.

Read more here.

Flippin' fantastic

pancakes
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So - we forgot it's actually Shrove Tuesday today (how could we?!)

Looks like Sarah Millican was a bit confused too..

The comedian

tweeted: "PANCAKE DAY? oh I thought it was PANTS/CAKE DAY! *puts on clothes* *puts cake down* *looks sad*.

Live from Albert Square

BBC Radio 2

Eastenders
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Ahead of Eastenders' 30th anniversary, Steve Wright will be broadcasting his BBC Radio 2 show LIVE from Albert Square today between 2pm-4pm.

Join Steve as he goes behind the scenes - meeting cast and crew.

He'll also be trying to find out who Killed Lucy Beale.... Do tune in!

Taylor and Macca Shake It Off

Taylor Swift instagram
Instagram

He may be 72-years-old and she, just 25-years-old....but Paul McCartney gave Taylor Swift a run for her money as they both rocked out to a Beatles classic.

The pair performed I Saw Her Standing There and Taylor's hit Shake It Off at the SNL 40th anniversary after party on Sunday

Check it out on Taylor's Instagram here...

(Another) View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge
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Last night saw Ivo van Hove's West End transfer of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.

Mark Strong takes on the role of tragic hero Eddie Carbone, who is traditionally thought of as obsessive, controlling and homophobic.

But the actor tells the BBC that he doesn't see it that way - and there's another side to Eddie.

Waltz a good idea...

Strictly
BBC

Ever fancied busting out your best moves on Strictly Come Dancing? Well, six "everyday heroes" are getting their chance to - as the BBC launches a new series called The People's Strictly.

The four-part series kicks off (its dancing shoes) on 23 February....with a live final on Comic Relief Night - 13 March.

Read more about some of the contestants from our Scottish team

Must be love, love, love...

Sean Penn
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Smitten Sean Penn only had eyes for beautiful girlfriend Charlize Theron at the London premiere of his new movie The Gunman last night.

They surprised the world when their 18-year-friendship turned to romance...but more than a year later, the pair are still going strong.

No more Shades of Grey..?

The Huffington Post

Fifty Shades of Grey cast
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Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson is reportedly set to pull out of making the follow-up films.

Taylor-Johnson and author EL James have admitted to creative tensions on set.

Despite apparently signing up to film the second and third movies in the trilogy, the British director is now said to want out.

Fifty Shades Of Grey, which stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, took a massive £13.5 million in its opening weekend, more than the rest of the top 10 movies combined.

Read more here...

Not such a Bad Romance

...I said YES!

Lady Gaga instagram
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As promised....here's Lady Gaga's beautiful heart-shaped engagement ring. The pop diva decided to share the news about long-term boyfriend Taylor Kinney's proposal with the world on Instagram.

She's never been understated and this stunner of a rock is no exception. Not such a bad romance, hey?

Many congrats Lady Gaga....we're not jealous....honestly....

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Emma Saunders

Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Teletubbies
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Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po and Tinky Winky are making a comeback....

But....Teletubbies creator Anne Wood is "a bit sad" that the hit 1990s children's show is being remade...and she's not tuning in.

The 77-year-old no longer holds the rights to the show and isn't a fan of remaking old shows.

What do you think? Are shows ever as good second time? Tweet us or drop us an email.

Terrific Tuesday...

Lorna Blount

Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Morning everyone - Tuesday already. We hope you're having a good week so far.

Stay with us today as we bring you all the latest from the world of arts and entertainment - on your PC, tablet or phone - basically you can follow us wherever you are!

First up - Lady Gaga is getting hitched. Yes, the 28-year-old pop diva revealed her engagement to actor Taylor Kinney on Instagram - we'll show you that post shortly.

But in the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride with us today.....