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That's your lot for today, thanks as ever for joining us. When you wake up tomorrow, our very own James Corden will have got his first Late, Late Show under his belt. Find out how he got on, and loads more besides, when we come back tomorrow.

Final Black Sabbath show:


Well, bite the head off a bat. Black Sabbath have announced their last ever gig date.

The news heavy metal fans dreaded hearing has been announced by Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon on the

Japanese Ozzfest website.

The final show will be on 22 November as the band headline the second day of Ozzfest at Japan's Makuhari Messe outside Tokyo.

Ozzy Osbourne
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The world of rock will never be the same again.

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Black Keys cancel more shows:

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Patrick Carney

It's bad news for Black Keys fans we're afraid... and it's not so great for their drummer, Patrick Carney, either.

The musician dislocated and broke his shoulder after being hit by a large wave in the Caribbean in January and his recovery is taking longer than first thought.

That means the band will no longer play 11 dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan in April.

"The recovery process and physical therapy has taken longer than anticipated and unfortunately Patrick is still unable to perform and needs additional time to heal," the band said in a statement.

"We thank all of our fans for their ongoing support and we look forward to getting back on the road as soon as possible."

We wish Patrick a speedy - or should that be, speedier - recovery. And watch out for those waves next time!

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Diesel's baby Walker tribute

Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez
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Heartwarming story of the day coming up:

Vin Diesel and his partner Paloma Jimenez have named their third child Pauline in honour of the actor's late Fast & Furious co-star, Paul Walker.

Diesel revealed the news in an interview on

NBC's Today show in the US, adding that he felt his late friend's presence in the delivery suite earlier this month.

"He was in the room," Diesel said. "There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just... knew he was there.

"It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world."

Walker was killed in a car crash in December 2013.

A right Royal drama


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Channel 4

While history buffs queue up for hours to see Richard III's coffin at Leicester Cathedral,

Channel 4 has announced that Colin Baker - best known for playing the Doctor in Doctor Who - has landed the lead role in a drama based on the discovery of the king's remains.

Richard's burial location was a mystery until his bones were found under a municipal car park in a discovery that stunned archaeologists and drew worldwide attention.

Let's make no bones about it: this will be a juicy role for Baker, whose recent TV credits include appearances in Hustle and Doctors.

Irish art

The first major exhibition of Irish art to be held in London for over 30 years is to open at the Mall Galleries in London later this year.

The Art of a Nation, which opens on 13 May, celebrates Irish art from 1880 to the present day, and includes work from painters such as Aloysius O'Kelly, Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry.

The works come from Allied Irish Banks' collection of paintings.

Marr to reveal all

Johnny Marr

Prepare to hear the other side of the Smiths story.

The band's guitarist Johnny Marr - famed for his distinctive 12-string sound - is to publish his memoirs, following on from Morrissey's tell-all Autobiography in 2013.

Marr simply said: "I'm very happy to say that the time has come to tell my story."

His guitar sound and songwriting skills were key to the success of the band, along with Morrissey's equally memorable crooning.

The band, which started in their native Manchester in 1982, had a string of hits and became the darlings of the music press before breaking up in 1987. Marr and Morrissey have famously not always seen eye-to-eye so fans will no doubt be keen to hear what he has to say.

Morrissey's memoirs outsold the latest Bridget Jones novel to top the best-seller charts in its first week.

Battersea Arts Centre gets £1m boost

Battersea Arts Centre is to get £1m in funding from the government to help with its redevelopment following a blaze which broke out in the Grade II-listed building earlier this month.

Battersea Arts Centre

The fire is believed to have started in the roof of the building, which houses a theatre. Most of the Grand Hall was destroyed.

Restoration of the building had already been under way before the fire.

Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, said the money would go "towards the ongoing redevelopment work to help get this important south London venue back on track".

Heath Robinson works saved:

Grants worth £300,000 have helped stop a large number of works by cartoonist and illustrator William Heath Robinson being sold and potentially broken up.

Heath Robinson cartoons

The collection, which includes many of his best-known WW1 and WWII cartoons, was put up for sale in 2011.

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park and Olympic Cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick are among those to have cited him as an influence on their work.

The 410 drawings and paintings have now been acquired by the William Heath Robinson Trust (WHRT).

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) gave a £250,000 grant and £50,000 was provided by the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art.

Read more here.

ITV2 lands Family Guy

Family Guy

ITV2 will be the free-to-air home for all new series of Family Guy from autumn 2015, the broadcaster has announced.

Seth McFarlane's award-winning show is now in its 15th series.

ITV's Director of Television, Peter Fincham said: "Seth MacFarlane's shows have firmly established him as the comedy voice of choice for an entire generation. Seth is sharp, hugely irreverent and brilliantly funny which is reflected in his fantastic shows. We are delighted to be welcoming him and his comic creations to ITV."

The multi-year deal also includes other Seth MacFarlane animated comedies American Dad, The Cleveland Show and new series Bordertown.

Hitler painting up for auction

Still life watercolour by Adolf Hitler
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A 1912 still life of flowers in a pitcher, by Adolf Hitler, is to be auctioned by a California-based auction house later this week.

Bidding for the Hitler watercolour in the online auction on 26 March begins at $30,000.

It was painted when the dictator was 24 or 25-years-old.

The last Hitler painting to sell at auction was an architectural watercolour of Munich Hall, which sold in 2014 for $161,000.

Doc Martin returns

Martin Clunes

Good news for Doc Martin fans - Britain's favourite grumpy GP is returning to the small screen on ITV for a seventh series, with Martin Clunes reprising his role as Dr Martin Ellingham.

In the last series, Doc Martin's wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) decided to take their son James Henry to live with her mother in Spain while they try to work out their marital problems.

Filming of the new series has just begun on location.

Clunes said: "I'm thrilled to be back on the beautiful North Cornish coast to shoot series seven of Doc Martin. The Doc has some serious work to do if he is going to persuade Louisa to come back."

Matrix Lego makeover

It's yet another Lego film makeover - we just can't get enough.

This time, YouTuber Snooperking has created a shot-by-shot remake of The Matrix's famous lobby shoot-out scene.

It apparently took 160 hours to complete over a three-month period. Phew.

There is more information and the YouTube video on the

Vulture website.

What film scenes would you like to see get a Lego makeover? Let us know by tweeting @BBCNewsEnts or email us at

Cruise's latest mission


Tom Cruise on Mission: Impossible set
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The trailer for the latest Mission: Impossible film is out, featuring Tom Cruise hanging from the side of a plane as it takes off, in true daredevil style for the lead actor.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation sees Cruise returns to his role as agent Ethan Hunt for the fifth time.

It was originally due for release in December 2015, but Paramount have moved it forward to 31 July 2015.

Read more here.

White and Plant duet

Jack White joined Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant for a surprise duet at Lollapalooza in Argentina at the weekend.

Plant joined White on stage where the pair performed The Lemon Song, with Plant doing a mean air guitar to the delight of the crowd. Plant and White are now scheduled to appear at Lollapalooza in Brazil this weekend.

Could this be the start of a (small) super-group?

Watch a clip on YouTube

Carey film casting announced

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are to star in an adaptation of Mike Carey's best-selling novel, She Who Brings Gifts.

The dystopian tale is about a little girl who lives in an underground army bunker with other children, who are all being experimented on by scientists trying to find a cure for a fungal spore infecting the planet.

Colm McCarthy, director BBC hits including Sherlock, Doctor Who and Peaky Blinders, will direct the movie - his first major feature.

The film is one of last year's Brit List, the industry selection of hot unproduced screenplays. Scripts that have made the list in previous years include The King's Speech, My Week with Marilyn and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Pratchett pub sign

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Wincanton, Somerset
Uncle Tom's Cabin

A pub sign commemorating the work of fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has been unveiled in Somerset.

The creator of the Discworld series died on 12 March following a public struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

The sign on Uncle Tom's Cabin, in Wincanton, was created by Discworld Emporium illustrator Richard Kingston.

Landlord Antony Yateman, who commissioned the sign before the author's death, said: "I was hoping that Sir Terry would unveil it."

Read more on this story.

Boyle election show

Frankie Boyle

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle will present a new BBC show set for the week after polling day. It is part of a raft of programmes commissioned for the iPlayer.

Dubbed his Election Autopsy, the Scottish comedian will mix stand-up with a discussion about the election result in front of a live audience.

The BBC said the show, on 17 May, would see Boyle making "a series of bold and often outrageous statements about the vote".

He hosted a similar show after the Scottish referendum.

Mel Brooks reviews

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks of The Producers fame appeared in his first ever West End solo show on Sunday.

The 88-year-old reminisced about his life in the two-hour performance at the capital's Prince of London theatre.

The Guardian's Brian Logan gave the show 3 stars and said: "This evening isn't an offering to rank alongside Brooks's iconoclastic best, but it's a convivial reminder of the playful spirit, audacity and love for the underdog that makes his best work great."

Dominic Cavendish,

writing in the Telegraph, also gave Brooks three stars and declared it was "not a big swansong, but when he quit the stage, leaving us wanting more, you sure felt his absence".


Independent's Alice Jones, writing in her four-star review, said "it wasn't his funniest production but it would be hard to begrudge this class act a couple of hours of indulgence".

Swift buys .porn domain name:

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names and

The addresses are part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in the US.

The web domain names go on sale to the public on 1 June but some stars and companies are being given the opportunity to buy them ahead of this date.

In January, it was revealed that Swift applied for ownership of the trademark for five phrases from her latest album 1989 with the US government.

"Party like it's 1989", "this sick beat", "cause we never go out of style", "could show you incredible things" and "nice to meet you, where you been?" were all registered by the singer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Read more on this story.

Blur song


Lonesome Street, the third track from Blur's forthcoming album The Magic Whip, is released today.

It follows Friday night's packed secret show for 300 fans at Mode in west London which saw the band play the album live for the first time. They closed the gig with the track Trouble In The Message Centre from their 1994 album Parklife.

The Magic Whip, Blur's first album in 16 years as a four-piece, is out on 27 April and the band are set to headline British Summer Time Hyde Park on 20 June.

Hear Lonesome Street here.

Corden Stateside

James Corden

The hours are ticking away until James Corden's debut as host of one of America's biggest chat shows.

The British actor and TV host will present The Late Late show, interviewing Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and Ted actress Mila Kunis during his first episode.

"I'm a bit apprehensive and completely unqualified for doing what I'm doing next year," Corden said in December.

"I'm 16 stone and I'm from High Wycombe so it couldn't feel more random."

"I'll be the youngest of the hosts in that late-night space so by definition we have to make a younger show."

Watch this space to find out if our friends across the pond will fall for his British charm.

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