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  1. Amy Winehouse documentary trailer unveiled
  2. Sir Peter Blake launches Razzle Dazzle Ferry
  3. Stars at Furious 7's Hollywood premiere
  4. Ringo Starr pays tribute to Cynthia Lennon

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By Sarah Jane Griffiths and Kev Geoghegan

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So long, farewell...

Sarah Jane Griffiths

Entertainment reporter

That's it from us for today, but hopefully we've fed you enough entertainment, arts and media tidbits to tide you over until we get back, next Tuesday 7 April. Enjoy Easter and we'll see you afterwards.

And go easy with the chocolate eggs now.

A Lemur feeds from hollowed out papier mache eggs filled with steamed vegetables

Honouring Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr
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MTV's announced it's giving Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr the Generation Award at its 2015 Movie Awards - because he's "as responsible as anyone for the Marvel Studios takeover of the superhero scene".

He'll be turning up mob-handed too - with Avengers: Age of Ultron co-stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.

They'll hand Tony Stark his award and will bring an exclusive 90-second clip from the forthcoming blockbuster with them while they're at it.

Read more.

Badd Dogg

Billy Spears and Snoop Dogg

A US state trooper has apparently been reprimanded for posing for a photo with Snoop Dogg at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas last month - because of Snoop's convictions for drug possession.

Billy Spears was working when Snoop asked to take a picture with him, which he posted to his Instagram account with the comment, "Me n my deputy dogg."

Mr Spears - whose lawyer says he didn't know about the rapper's criminal record - will also have to undergo counselling.

Stripped back Stones

The Rolling Stones lyric video

It's about that time in the afternoon where we should probably all kick back and take five, so why not have a quick

listen to this beauty? It's a previously unreleased acoustic version of The Rolling Stones classic Wild Horses.

The track's a taster of the bonus material that's coming on the forthcoming reissue of their album Sticky Fingers.

Pharrell's idols

The Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon

More Pharrell news, well we all love him don't we?

Meet a major influence on his career, R&B stars Afro and Deziak - courtesy of Pharrell and chat show host Jimmy Fallon.

Watch them in action.

Pratchett art


Twitter screenshot

A visual tribute to the late, great Terry Pratchett, tweeted by Pratchett Job.

Manoel de Oliveira dies at 106

Manoel de Oliveira

Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira has died at the age of 106.

His first film, a silent documentary about his home city of Porto, was made in 1931 but he was well in to his 70s before he embarked on the most prolific period of his career.

Among his best known films were Belle Toujours (2006) and La Lettre (2009). He was nominated for the Palme d'Or prize at Cannes five times, and was awarded with a lifetime achievement award from the festival in 1990.

Cat got all the cream

We've already covered dog nuptials today (John Legend's), so why not show off a cover star cat?

Not just any cat of course, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld's kitty Choupette who - it's reported - earned more in modelling fees last year than Cara Delevigne.


This Lucky magazine cover (above) - premiered on Choupette's

own Instagram account - was actually the cat's idea of an April Fool's joke, but it turns out the fashion feline is a very lucrative member of the Lagerfeld household.

The designer

told The Cut: "She did two jobs and made 3 million euros (£2,200,000) last year. One was for cars in Germany and the other was for a Japanese beauty product. I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like this. She's too sophisticated for that."

Ruby's coming out

The Great British Bake-Off star and food blogger Ruby Tandoh turned to Diana Ross today to help her reveal to Twitter that she is gay...

Ruby Tandoh tweet

She posted the video for Ross hit I'm Coming Out

with the words, "me to my parents today. feeling lucky and joyful and f r e e. over and Out."

Ruby added that Twitter had helped give her "courage to be me". And she did not mince her words in a message to anyone who ever thought she'd flirted with Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.

Ruby Tandoh tweets

Jamie T's new tracks


Jamie T
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Jamie T's gearing up for the release of his brand new EP on Monday 6 April by letting fans hear a couple of the tracks early.

He's streaming Riverbed over

on the NME website right now. You can also find Marilyn Monroe
on YouTube.

The EP comes hot on the heels of 2014's acclaimed comeback album Carry On The Grudge.

Critical darlings (not)

The Daily Telegraph

Mrs Brown's Boys

The Daily Telegraph has listed 28 of its most critically-maligned programmes of 2015 so far.

Some of the reviews are a little cruel, but kind of funny.

Read the list.

Sheeran on Sesame Street


Ed Sheeran on Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Ed tweets: "Me and the Sesame Street dudes."

Watch the video.

Studio time with The Prodigy

Steve Lamacq and Liam Howlett
BBC 6 Music

The Prodigy granted BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq exclusive access to Liam Howlett's studio during the making of their new album The Day Is My Enemy.

You can hear Liam play Steve individual elements that make up the new tracks, plus the pair take a trip down memory lane, reminiscing on the band's 25 year career - through the early 90s rave scene and albums like Music for the Jilted Generation and The Fat of the Land.

Listen to the interview.

Liverpool's past

Girls at the Youth Club 1974
Tricia Porter

A new exhibition of photographer Tricia Porter's work in Liverpool in the 1970s is going on show at The Bluecoat, Liverpool from Saturday 4 April.

The photos were mainly taken in Toxteth which, just years later, would sees tensions between police and the black community explode in a series of violent riots.

BBC Arts has more.

Telegraph editor quits

Jason Seiken, the editor-in-chief of Telegraph Media Group (TMG), has announced he's stepping down.

The American, who joined the company from US TV channel PBS in 2013, said he was "proud of how the Telegraph has become a digital leader".

It follows some turbulent times at the British newspaper group - which says Chris Evans will stay on as editor of The Daily Telegraph and director of content.

Simply Amy

Amy Winehouse
Getty Images

The teaser trailer to a new documentary about Amy Winehouse has been released.

Simply called Amy, it's from from the makers of the amazing documentary Senna, about the late F1 driving champion Ayrton Senna - which attracted great reviews from critics, both F1 fans and non-fans alike.

What do you think about the new trailer?

Art tale on the big screen

Helen Mirren

One of the world's most famous paintings, Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.

It was taken from a prominent Austrian Jewish family by the Nazis in Vienna some 75 years ago and the film chronicles the family's struggle to get it back.

Dame Helen and the film's director Simon Curtis

spoke to the BBC's Tom Brooks.

The Don Draper 'darkness'


Mad Men

It's not easy being Mad Men's Don Draper - and it's not easy playing him either according to actor Jon Hamn.

"It's not fun to live in this guy's headspace year after year," says Hamn, who will appear in the final episodes of Season 7 on Sky Atlantic later this month.

"The darkness... It's relentless. And it can be hard on you as a person. I love coming to work; I love the people I work with. But it's been rough."

Read more.

Gone not forgotten

Some of the significant deaths of the past month including director Walter Grauman and former controller of Radio 1 Derek Chinnery.

Read more.

Charlotte's Web is 'the greatest'

Children's books
Harper/Geoffrey Bles

It's official - Charlotte's Web has been voted "the greatest children's book of all time".

The poll by BBC Culture saw EB White's 1952 tale triumph over several classic Roald Dahl books, Narnia story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis - which came second - and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are in third.

Critics said Charlotte's Web - about a pig saved from slaughter by a friendly and resourceful spider - was "a masterpiece" with "huge lessons".

Big Girls Cry

Sia - Big Girls Cry
Sony Music

Australian pop singer Sia has premiered her new music video and the final piece in a triptych of videos starring 12-year-old dance sensation Maddie Ziegler.

Big Girls Cry shows Maddie gurning, biting herself, pulling her hair and making ever more disturbed facial expressions as she visually emotes Sia's self-reflective lyrics.

See the video at

Dazed Digital.

Prank or stunt?

James Corden

Some of you have been casting doubt on whether James Corden was in on the April Fools prank which saw his guest Katie Couric take a tumble down at the stairs on his new US chat show.

Lilian tweeted: "That must of [sic] been so scary to watch."

Richard John Hewitt

said: "Got a feeling this was staged a little bit....."

Now's nostalgia trip


The Now 90 compilation might have come out this week, but 2015's Record Store Day will be taking things right back to the beginning.

They've specially commissioned a repress of 1983's original album Now That's What I Call Music on vinyl - featuring the likes of Phil Collins, UB40, Bonnie Tyler, The Human League, Madness and Culture Club.

It'll be available this Record Store Day, 18 April - but it's a limited run, so best be quick.

For art's sake...

The Guardian

Naked visitors on a tour of the National Gallery of Australia

"I shuffle nervously. There is nowhere to hide."

The Guardian newspaper's culture writer Monica Tan disrobes to experience a new art installation at the National Gallery of Australia.

Read more.

Lonesome line-dancer

Blur video Lonesome Street

Blur and line dancing might not seem like the most natural union, but the band's latest video is here to show us just how wrong we can be.

The promo features the Phoenix Fly Line Dancing Group of San Francisco getting down to Lonesome Street, the third track from Blur's forthcoming album The Magic Whip,

Watch it.

'Excited and scared'

Pharrell Williams and his waxwork
Getty Images

Pharrell Williams has come face-to-face with himself at the unveiling of his waxwork at Madame Tussauds in New York.

"I'm excited and scared at the same time, if that makes any sense," he told reporters.

But is he happy with it? If only he had some kind of song to let us know...

Do you take this pooch?

John Legend dog wedding video

We're sure plenty of couples have chosen a romantic John Legend ballad as the soundtrack to their special day - but Puddy and Pippa's ceremony is a little bit different.

They're the singer's own dogs and they've just got married, with Legend as their wedding singer.

But worry not - he hasn't lost the plot -

the video's all for charity, promoting Omaze's Show Me campaign. Phew. It's also pretty sweet.

John Legend dog wedding video
John Legend dog wedding video

Razzle Dazzle ship

The Snowdrop / Sgt Pepper cover
AFP/Getty - The Beatles

He worked his magic on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album and the

2012 Brit award, now Sir Peter Blake's turned his attention to sprucing up this Mersey ferry.

He's given The Snowdrop a 'Dazzle ship' makeover to mark the World War One centenary, celebrating the loud designs used on WWI ships to confuse the enemy.

The BBC's Colin Paterson

went to meet him.

Wrong turn to Tracy Island?

Thunderbird 4
David Parry

Thunderbird 4 has been spotted on the River Thames, which begs the question - 'What is The Hood up to this time?'.

Luckily, there's no emergency - the yellow submersible was launched to mark the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go, due to be shown on ITV on Saturday, 4 April.

The show will see the return of the Tracy family and their allies Lady Penelope and Parker, still voiced by the series' original star David Graham.

Dame Judi on Oliviers duty

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Sherzinger, Judi Dench
Getty Images

Dame Judi Dench, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Angela Lansbury are among the stars helping to dish out prizes to theatre's finest at his year's Olivier Awards.


also revealed Cats star Nicole Sherzinger and Memphis The Musical's Beverley Knight - who are both up for awards - will be singing at the ceremony on 12 April, hosted by Lenny Henry.

Other prize givers include Glee's Dianna Agron, Anne-Marie Duff and Catherine Tate, with the cast of The Kinks' musical Sunny Afternoon and David Byrne's Here Lies Love also set to perform.

Furious Vin's handprint

Jason Statham, Vin Diesel and castmates

Vin Diesel was joined by his castmates, including Jason Statham, at the Los Angeles premiere of the seventh film in the Fast and Furious series, Furious 7, on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the gravel-voiced man mountain was immortalised by pressing his hands and feet into cement in the forecourt of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre.

A tragic notable absence was actor Paul Walker who died in a car crash in 2013. Vin recently named his daughter in his pal's honour.

He said: "Paul Walker was the one that told me to cut the umbilical cord. As I was cutting the umbilical cord two weeks ago, I couldn't stop but think of him. Of Paul and his advice.

"And when it came time to write down the name, Pauline just came out."

Ferrell and Wiig to adopt...

The Hollywood Reporter a movie of course.

The comedy actors are putting aside the belly laughs for a more serious affair in a new film called A Deadly Adoption, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

They will star in the dramatic thriller as a successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman, with the hopes of adopting her child — when things quickly go awry.

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell
Getty Images

Expect some wry smiles though as the movie for Lifetime is also described as "campy and fun and a contemporary wink at the genre".

Late night pranks

Rihanna and Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel Live

The US talk shows got in on the April Fool's action last night, with Rihanna helping to prank Jimmy Kimmel.


sneaked into the host's bedroom to give him a rude awakening with a rendition of her new track - showering him with money, jumping on the bed, attacking him with a pillow and shining a torch in his face.

Rihanna and Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Meanwhile Brit abroad James Corden was the victim of

a prank by Katie Couric - who tricked the new Late Late Show host into believing she'd taken a tumble Madonna would be proud of down the stairs.

The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden

N.W.A large popcorn please...


"Brand new trailer for #StraightOuttaCompton, the story of revolutionary rap group N.W.A. In Cinemas Soon."

The new trailer for the N.W.A biopic starring Ice Cube's son as... O'Shea Jackson! (Ice Cube's real name rap aficionados)

Olly's new X Factor job

The Sun

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack
Getty Images

The X Factor's new presenter - former contestant Olly Murs - has broken his silence about taking over from Dermot O'Leary, and says he told Simon Cowell he would only do it if he was teamed up with former Xtra Factor presenting partner and Strictly Come Dancing champion Caroline Flack.

Olly told The Sun: "There's no way I would even discuss doing the job on my own to replace Dermot. Dermot is one of my best mates in the industry.

"He's my showbiz brother. I would never do the job on my own and never try to be Dermot O'Leary."

A relief surely for Mrs O'Leary...

Beatles' tribute to Cynthia

Cynthia Lennon and John Lennon

Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have been paying tribute to John Lennon's first wife Cynthia who died from cancer on Wednesday.

The 75-year-old was mother to singer Julian Lennon before the couple divorced in 1968.

Sir Paul

wrote on his website: "The news of Cynthia's passing is very sad. She was a lovely lady who I've known since our early days together in Liverpool. She was a good mother to Julian and will be missed by us all, but I will always have great memories of our times together."

Ringo tweeted: "Peace and love to Julian Lennon God bless Cynthia love Ringo and Barbaraxx."

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Good Morning!

Sarah Jane Griffiths

Entertainment reporter

Welcome along to today's Entertainment Live page, our last of the week as we gear up for an extra long Easter weekend break - woo hoo!

We'll keep you up-to-date with all of the latest happenings in the world of entertainment, media and the arts. On the cards today we have a first look at the new Amy Winehouse documentary and John Legend performing at a dog wedding. Yes he did. It was for charity.