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  1. Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury
  2. Kasabian win hat-trick of NME Awards
  3. EastEnders live gaffe sparks big reaction

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By Genevieve Hassan and Ian Youngs

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That's all folks!

Genevieve Hassan

Entertainment reporter

That draws an end to our live coverage for today - parting is such sweet sorrow.

Come back tomorrow where we'll finally know who killed Lucy Beale and bring you reaction to the big reveal.

In the meantime, do get in touch with us to let us know if you correctly predicted the killer - tweet

@BBCNewsEnts or email

Toscar winners

Big BirdMan

While we're talking Oscars, the Toscars happened last night. The annual event - run by British expats in Los Angeles - features low-budget parodies of this year's Oscar hopefuls made in just three weeks.

Big BirdMan won the most prizes with six awards including best film. Other parodies included With-Lash, BoyWood, The Immigration Game, American Snapper and The Great Rudapest Motel.

This year's judges included The One and Only Chesney Hawkes. Yes, really. Bradley Walsh has been a previous judge too.

Watch Big BirdMan. (Warning: contains explicit language)

And the winner is...

The Hollywood Reporter

Oscar envelopes

The deadline for Oscar voting passed on Tuesday, so now it's time to tot up the scores.

That job goes to PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz and once they've counted them all up, they will be the only two people on Earth who will know the winners before the golden statues are handed out on Sunday.

Cullinan and Ruiz have given a fascinating glimpse as to all their procedures, including printing off winners cards for all the nominees and memorising the winners to avoid any leaks.

Read the full story.

Missy returns

Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez

Doctor Who fans are in for a treat - Michelle Gomez is to return to play the Time Lord's arch enemy Missy in the new series.

"Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I'm delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I'm positively dying to see the Doctor again," she said.

Executive producer Steven Moffat added: "Everybody hide - Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she's straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they'd expect."

Watch a clip of Michelle on set, announcing her return.

Thrones visit the Tower

Game of Thrones at Tower of London

Sky Atlantic has announced it is to premiere the new series of Game of Thrones at the Tower of London next month.

Stars of the show are expected to walk the red carpet at the historic location on 18 March. Although the fantasy drama is mainly filmed in Northern Ireland, it's the first time the series has premiered in Europe.

Neighbours honour EastEnders


It seems the whole world is obsessed with EastEnders at the moment.

The cast of Aussie soap Neighbours has paid tribute to the BBC One soap for its 30th birthday with a special video clip.

It sees Susan Kennedy, who is keen to know who killed Lucy Beale, slip on some milk and wake up to find herself in a parallel universe where her Ramsay Street co-stars have turned into East End characters.

Paul Robinson has turned into a Mitchell brother and the immortal words "Get outta my pub!" are uttered.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Neighbours cast
Neighbours cast

Blurry surprise

Blur album

Blur revealed a double whammy of news this morning.

News #1 was announcing they have joined the line-up of headliners for the

British Summer Time festival in London's Hyde Park, joining Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue and The Who on the bill.

News #2 was the surprise announcement of a new studio album - 16 years since their last record as a four-piece. Titled The Magic Whip, the band began recording it in Hong Kong in 2013. As a nod to its beginnings, Blur revealed the news at a London Chinatown restaurant to coincide with Chinese New Year.

The album will be released on 17 April and you can watch the the video for the first track, Go Out - which is half ice cream cookery demonstration and half karaoke video -

on YouTube.

Ellie's record

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding's number one single Love Me Like You Do has become the most streamed song in a week worldwide with 15,468,762 streams over the past seven days.

The song written for the big screen version of Fifty Shades of Grey broke the record previously held by Mark Ronson with Uptown Funk - and that song was played A LOT!

Expensive kitty

Bronze cat
David Lay

An Egyptian bronze cat that was nearly thrown in a skip has been sold at auction for £52,000, way beyond its estimate of £5,000 - £10,000.

The bronze figure - thought to be 2,500 years old an authenticated by the British Museum - was discovered in a house clearance in west Cornwall.

Read more on this story.

Smallest library may close

Phonebox library
BBC Sport

Residents using a red phone box as a library say BT is being "silly" for asking them to remove the books in case someone gets hurt.

About 40 books are available to borrow from the working phone booth, on South Bar, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

But a note put up in the booth by BT says the company is "concerned the books and shelving could cause injury if they were to fall".

Read more on this story.

Bruce Dickinson reveals cancer

Bruce Dickinson
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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has revealed he undergoing treatment for cancer.

He was diagnosed with a tumour on his tongue just before Christmas and has completed seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

A statement on the band's website said: "As the tumour was caught in the early stages, the prognosis thankfully is extremely good.

"Bruce's medical team fully expect him to make a complete recovery with the all-clear envisaged by late May. It will then take a further few months for Bruce to get back to full fitness."

Read more on this story.

Oscar tips:

Entertainment Weekly

Oscar statue

Entertainment Weekly spoke with 10 Academy members from nine different branches about this year's races. Among them a producer, director, actor and publicist explained (anonymously) how they're casting their votes.

If the whole academy is anything to go by, Boyhood will win best film and Richard Linklater will pick up best director for his efforts on the movie.

The picture is not so bright for best actor favourite Eddie Redmayne though.

Read the full story.

EastEnders gaffe - reaction

Here's some of the best reaction to the EastEnders #HowsAdam slip up last night.

Adam Woodyatt - who was mentioned in the fluffed line - reassured everyone by

tweeting: "Thanks for asking, I'm fine."

This image has been

retweeted dozens of times.



created this Friends spoof:

Friends spoof

And comic David Schneider

posted this gem:

EastEnders script joke

Ewan's directorial debut

Ewan McGregor

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has signed up to direct his first film - an adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral.

McGregor will also star as Seymour "Swede" Levov in the film, alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

Read more on this story.

Falling figures

Will Gompertz

Arts editor

National Gallery

Two of London's most prestigious fine art galleries have seen UK visitor numbers fall significantly over the last five years, official figures show.

A recent press release said visitor figures had risen at government-sponsored museums - but much of the boom in attendance is being driven by overseas tourists.

And, in the case of The National Gallery and The Tate Galleries, visits by UK residents have actually dropped by a conspicuous 20% since 2008/09.

Read more on this story.

Iggy's off


Iggy Azalea has told fans she's "

taking some time away from social media" as it is "too negative and draining".

In a series of tweets, she complained of being hounded by paparazzi and had become angry at the "hatred and pettiness" she's seen online. She said her management will run her Twitter account from now on.

Iggy Azalea tweet

Shakespearean actor dies

Actor Alan Howard has died at the age of 77, after falling ill with pneumonia.

Alan Howard

He played some of The Bard's most famous roles during his time with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Macbeth and King Lear.

He worked alongside RSC artistic director Terry Hands during the 1970s, culminating in an award-winning production of Henry V.

Hands said: "Alan was an RSC icon - a great classical actor in the line of Olivier, Redgrave, Scofield. I have lost a brother."

Current RSC artistic director Gregory Doran added: "Alan was a giant. He was gifted with a great classical physique, a prodigious talent and an utterly unmistakable voice."

David Harewood - RTS award



Great to see our documentary 'Who Murdered Maxine' about the Birmingham Pub bombings won an RTS award last night!"


narrated the programme when it aired last year, 40 years since the bombings. Twenty one people were murdered when the IRA blew up two pubs on the same night.

BBC cameras followed the twists and turns of one family's campaign.

David Harewhood

Golden children

The achievements of Brit actors at this year's Oscars are being celebrated by Odeon cinema, which has created 2.5m-tall Oscar statues in the mould of the leading actors and actresses.

Golden likenesses of Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones and Rosemund Pike will stand outside cinemas closest to where they grew up.

Felicity Jones's will be at Birmingham's New Street Odeon, Redmayne's is bound for Putney, while both Cumberbatch and Pike's will be in Hammersmith.

Eddie Redmayne statues

Inferno casting:

Asia Online

Irrfan Khan

Life of Pi and prolific Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has signed up to star alongside Tom Hanks in the big screen adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno.

It's not yet known which role he'll play. But before then, he'll next be seen on the big screen in Jurassic World this summer.

Read the full story.

Get Creative!

Matt Baker, Johnny Vegas, Frank Skinner

A host of stars are backing a campaign urging the great British public to get creative.

Launched by the BBC and a number of major cultural institutions, the aim is to encourage people to try something new.

Comic Johnny Vegas, who likes to throw a pot or two in his spare time, is supporting the project.

Here he is at the launch of Get Creative this morning attempting to make a teapot in one minute.

Johnny Vegas

Read more on this story.

EastEnders anniversary

Eastenders murders

As we build up to the big reveal of who killed Lucy Beale, we've become a bit obsessed with murders on Albert Square.

Have a

look at our gallery looking back at 30 years of dastardly acts in Walford. And while you're at it, why not also look at our home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw's
not-too-serious look at the likely suspects by analysing current crime statistics.

The EastEnders team have also

put together a quiz to test your knowledge of the soap. Have a go if you think you're (Well) 'ard enough.

EastEnders gaffe

Everyone's talking about Jo Joyner's slip of the tongue during last night's live EastEnders segment.

While talking to actress Laurie Brett, she accidentally referred to Ian Beale as Adam - as in Adam Woodyatt, the actor who plays him.

Here's the moment after it happened, when she possibly realised what she had done.

Jo Joyner in EastEnders

The actress

later tweeted: "You never answered me @LauriebrettX how is @AdamWoodyatt?... #leastyouknowitslive #gutted."

The hashtag

#HowsAdam has been trending on Twitter and we'll bring you some of the best reaction shortly.

Read more on this story.

RTS Awards

Britain's best TV journalists were honoured by the Royal Television Society last night at a London ceremony.

ITV's News at Ten was named daily news programme of the year, with its host, Mark Austin, winning best national TV news presenter for a second consecutive year.

Sky News won news channel of the year.

Read more and see the full list of winners.

Adele (not) for Glastonbury:

BBC 6 Music

Getty Images

A day after

press reports claimed Adele was "in talks" to play at Glastonbury, the festival organiser Emily Eavis has swiftly quashed that story.

"I don't know who starts these rumours but that's not true," she told BBC 6 Music at the NME Awards.

"We would love to have her, don't get me wrong, but she is not playing this year."

Adele for Glastonbury 2016!

Rapper troubles

Vanilla Ice
Getty Images

Overnight, rapper Vanilla Ice was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in Florida.

Police say they found stolen items including furniture and bicycles at the star's home. The rapper said it was a "misunderstanding" and had been "blown out of proportion".

Watch the video report or
read more on this story.

Biloxi Police Dept

Vanilla Ice's arrest came a day after rapper Afroman

was arrested for assault in Mississippi after punching a female fan on stage during a concert.


apologised on TMZ last night, saying he thought the stage was being invaded by a heckler.

NME pictures

Here are some other highlights from the NME Awards:

Getty Images

Slaves' Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman couldn't decide if they wanted to be there or photograph the occasion.

Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page was honoured with the Rock 'n' Roll Soul award.


Brett Anderson displayed the rock prowess that earned Suede the Godlike Genius award.

Charlie XCX
Getty Images

Charlie XCX was one of the two female winners at the ceremony, winning best dancefloor filler for Fancy, her collaboration with Iggy Azalea.

Kasabian rule NME Awards


Kasabian were big winners at last night's NME Awards, collecting three prizes.

Although they were overlooked in the Brit Award nominations, the NME crowned them best British band and awarded them best album for 48:13. The group also collected the somewhat unusual best quote award, for Serge Pizzorno's reaction to headlining Glastonbury: "Five records, 10 years. We've earned our shot."

Jamie T also won three awards - best track and video for Zombie and music moment of the year for his comeback gigs after a four-year absence.

Royal Blood were named best new band and best live band.

Foos at Glastonbury

Foo Fighters Glastonbury poster

More on the news Dave Grohl and friends will be trekking to Somerset to headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday of this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The band made the announcement at last night's NME Awards after picking up the best international band prize.

"We feel incredibly lucky to have confirmed the Foo Fighters for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year," organiser

Emily Eavis said. "Very few bands have the power to unite and energise a crowd like Foo Fighters do. We can't wait for them to rock Worthy Farm on Friday night."

If you missed out on tickets when they sold out in October, fear not - there is likely to be a resale of any cancelled or returned ones in April.

Read more on this story.

Get involved

Ian Youngs

Entertainment reporter

Did you see EastEnders actress Jo Joyner fluff her lines in last night's live segment? Are you excited about the Foo Fighters joining the Glastonbury line-up? Get in touch and let us know your views on today's news.


@BBCNewsEnts or email

Good morning!

Genevieve Hassan

Entertainment reporter

We wake up this morning to the announcement that the Foo Fighters are to headline Glastonbury this summer. We'll also be bringing you news about the RTS TV Journalism Awards and Justin Bieber getting egged, so stay with us all day.