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  1. News and updates for 27 May 2016
  2. Britain's Got Talent viewers accuse finalist Craig Ball of copying YouTube video
  3. Justin Bieber sued over hit song Sorry
  4. Michael Morpurgo to narrate War Horse 'concert'

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By Steven McIntosh and Genevieve Hassan

All times stated are UK

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Final goodbye

Thank you for joining us for the Entertainment Live page today, and indeed every day for the last 15 months.

Unfortunately, after today, we will no longer be running this daily live page. 

Coverage of entertainment and arts stories will of course continue on the BBC News website, and we'll still run live pages for big events like Eurovision and the Oscars.

But there's no need to declare your bank holiday weekend ruined just yet - as our friendly pals over at BBC Music will continue to write a daily live page with all the music news stories you could possibly want.

Thank you for reading us, tweeting us, emailing us and just generally being great readers. We hope you've enjoyed it.

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David Schwimmer, James Corden and Rebel Wilson in rap battle

David Schwimmer, Rebel Wilson and James Corden

When you think about famous rap battles, the names Eminem, 2Pac and Ice Cube might be some of the names that spring to mind.

Three names that don't spring to mind are Friends star David Schwimmer, James Corden and Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson.

The trio competed in an epic rap battle on Corden's show last night which featured some masterful verses.

We particularly liked this from James:

Millennials let me introduce you to this guy, his name is David he was famous in '95. 'Cos that's when he was hot, he was on TV then, now its 2016 and he has no Friends.

And this retort from David:  

Destroy me? Please, your rhymes are totally blue - I worked with a monkey, had more skills than you. I'm not worried no one heard a word that you said, the only people that watch your show are asleep or dead.

We won't spoil what Rebel Wilson brought to the battle - you can enjoy it for yourselves.

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Emilia Clarke's Game of Thrones wedding nightmare

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Emilia Clarke had to hide from fans who were attending a Game Of Thrones-themed wedding in Spain. 

The actress, best known for playing Thrones' blonde Daenerys Targaryen, told the Graham Norton Show the bizarre coincidence happened during filming for the popular HBO series.

Clarke explained:

We were booked into this lovely little hotel only to find ourselves in the middle of a Game Of Thrones-themed wedding. We spent ages trapped in our room hiding from drunk wedding guests who were trying to find us.

She also said some fans don't recognise her when not in costume despite the show's popularity: "I can be with other cast members and people come and ask me to take the photo for them. Occasionally there is a 'damn it' when they realise." 

Clarke is currently starring in her new film Me Before You with Sam Claflin. 

Norton's other guests on the sofa include Top Gear's Matt LeBlanc, Hollywood stars Kate Beckinsale and Dominic Cooper, and singer Corinne Bailey Rae.  

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The show is broadcast tonight at 22:35 BST on BBC One.

Rave reviews for Radiohead show at London's Roundhouse

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Based on the effusive reviews for their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, it's hardly surprising that the nation's music critics were left panting in awe as Radiohead played their first London show in four years.

In the Guardian, Alexis Petridis wrote: "It’s not just that no current rock artist of comparable size is making music as exploratory and exciting as this. It’s that, in a world where lengthy careers are usually marked by slow decline, they seem remarkably like a band reaching an artistic peak nearly 25 years after their commercial breakthrough."

The Telegraph's James Hall agreed: "The Oxford five-piece (with ancillary drummer) did not disappoint, mining their extensive back catalogue and playing a vital, intense 25-song set that was by turns absorbing, challenging and, in places, almost heart-breakingly beautiful."

"Radiohead are still finding new ways to astonish us", said Roisin O'Connor in The Independent.  

And the NME proudly displayed its nerdy muso attributes when it reported: "During their first of two encores, Greenwood mistakenly played a harmonica instead of the ondes martenot, leading to Yorke mocking him for his error before asking the crowd: "You in a hurry?""

Who among us could not put their hand up and admit to occasionally mistaking a harmonica for a ondes martenot?


An Inspector Calls heads to West End

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Stephen Daldry's production of JB Priestley's classic play An Inspector Calls will visit the West End for its 25th anniversary. 

The play, which has been on a UK tour, will run at London's Playhouse Theatre from 4 November. 

Daldry's production was first staged at the National Theatre in 1992. 

The thriller sees the mysterious Inspector Goole visit the home of the wealthy Birling family to investigate the death of a young woman called Eva Smith. 

Daldry said: 

Each time we have mounted this production it seems more relevant than the last, with the refugee crisis, the European referendum debate and American elections, you can't fail to see the genius of Priestley's writing. When we created this production, Thatcher wanted the country to follow 'Edwardian Values', we set out to bring the production to audiences in a way that would talk directly to them, holding a mirror up to society and indeed the audience themselves. Whilst we believe we achieved that, it's clear from our recent tour that there's a younger media savvy generation who identify with Eva Smith more than the Birling family. Perhaps an indication of the growing void between wealth and poverty.

The West End run also marks the 70th anniversary of the first time the play was staged in the UK.

Clare Twomey exhibition passes crowdfunding target

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A new installation by ceramicist Clare Twomey has reached its £10,000 funding target.

It will now open at The William Morris Gallery in London's Walthamstow on 18 June.

The Art Fund, together with nearly 200 individual donors, helped raise the money via the crowdfunding platform Art Happens. It's the first time the gallery has funded an exhibition this way.

The installation, Time Present and Time Past, will see Twomey create a vast tile panel embellished with Morris’s intricate Chrysanthemum design. Love a good Chrysanthemum design.

Over 67 days, 67 members of the public will undertake the role of "apprentice", working alongside Twomey’s master painter to apply gold enamel to the surface. Visitors will be able to witness the panel’s slow transformation from blank tiles to Very Nice Piece Of Art.

Walthamstow Forest council leader Chris Robbins said: "Clare is widely regarded as one of our most important and innovative ceramicists – and her installation will bring a fascinating new perspective on Morris’s ideas and ideals."

Name that Radio Times cover star

We like a good quiz - especially on a Friday when we're winding down for the weekend.

So we thought we'd share with you this teaser our friends over at BBC Genome have created based on Radio Times covers of 2001.

Can you guess who these eyes (and brows) belong to?

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See if you're right and try the quiz.

Gawker likens Peter Thiel to 'comic book villain'

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You could be forgiven for not having heard of Peter Thiel, but he is a very big name in the tech world.

He was one of the co-founders of Paypal and the first outside investor of Facebook - he is referred to in the 2010 film The Social Network.

He's been in the news over the last couple of days because he's revealed he secretly funded a $140m (£96m) lawsuit on behalf of ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan against the gossip website Gawker.

Nine years ago, Mr Thiel was outed as gay by Gawker's Valleywag blog.

In response, Gawker chief executive Nick Denton has written an open letter to Mr Thiel in which he likens him to a "comic-book villain".

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Guy Garvey cancels Meltdown event due to feature Robert Plant

Guy Garvey - who's curating this year's Meltdown music festival at the Southbank Centre in London - has cancelled one of the events after Robert Plant pulled out. 

Plant announced earlier this week he would be needed at Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven copyright trial so with "great disappointment" would not be able to perform at The Boat We're In show on 19 June. 

In a statement on his Facebook page Garvey said: "In view of this and other unrelated factors, the organisers have decided to cancel the concert."

It added: "A free concert will be held in place of the event, in the Royal Festival Hall's Clore Ballroom, with acts picked by Guy and featuring the Southbank Sinfonia. Details of the full line up to follow."

Guy Garvey

Meanwhile Garvey's new single Open the Door is out today in the UK to download and stream (next Friday in the US).

Apparently the track was written specifically with his summer festival appearances in mind and in Guy’s own words is a track to “get the party really started”.

Wildcard acts announced for Talent final

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Britain's Got Talent stories are a bit like buses at the moment - you wait for one and two come along at once.

Now it's been revealed cute pooch Trip Hazard will be performing at the final after all - as it has been chosen as the public's wildcard entry.

Dancing couple Shannon and Peter (below) have also been chosen as the judge's wildcard act.

The final will be shown on ITV tomorrow at 19:30 BST.

Shannon and Peter

Proms in the Park 20th anniversary line-up announced

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To mark the 20th year since the BBC's Proms in the Park first began in London's Hyde Park, a line-up has been announced for this year's anniversary event.

Musicians from the pop and classical worlds who will take to the stage include All Saints, Rick Astley, The Feeling, tenor Juan Diego Florez, flautist Sir James Galway and Australian actor and comedian Tim Minchin.

The Royal Choral Society, BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Richard Balcombe will also appear.

The event on Saturday 10 September marks the finale of the 2016 BBC Proms festival and will be broadcast live on Radio 2 throughout the day with a live big-screen link-up to the Royal Albert Hall for the Last Night of the Proms.

New Top Gear series (finally) begins this Sunday

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This Sunday sees the small matter of the new series of Top Gear. You probably haven't heard much about in recent months, there hasn't been much controversy or publicity in the run-up to it.

The show returns at 20:00 BST this Sunday on BBC Two, with new hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. And The Stig. And Sabine Schmitz and Chris Harris. And Eddie Jordan and Rory Reid. 

We hope your TV screen is big enough to fit in all those presenters.

All eyes will be on the reviews and ratings on Monday morning to see how the first episode since the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May went down. 

Here's the trailer, to get you in the mood:

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Thank goodness there's a bank holiday on Monday to help us recover from all that high-speed excitement.

Bieber and Skrillex being sued over Sorry

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Justin Bieber and the co-writers of his 2015 smash hit Sorry are being sued for allegedly stealing a vocal riff from another artist. 

Casey Dienel, who performs under the name White Hinterland, says she used it on her own song a year earlier and has accused Bieber of infringing her copyright to the song Ring the Bell, by using a "virtually identical" riff without permission. 

Producer Skrillex is among the other defendants along with Universal - neither they nor Bieber have commented on the legal case, which was filed in Nashville according to Reuters

The number one track Sorry appears on Bieber's album Purpose and has had more than 1.42 billion YouTube views.

You can listen to both the tracks below: 

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War Horse story 'concert' to be staged

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo is to narrate an abridged version of his bestselling novel to the music from the West End production.

War Horse: The Story in Concert will feature the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra playing the score, while artist Rae Smith - who also designed the West End show's set - will illustrate and animate the action live on screen at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Here's one of her drawings for the show, which takes place on 27 October.

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ITV announces prize and audition dates for The Voice UK

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More details are starting to emerge about the new series of The Voice UK, which is moving from the BBC to ITV next year

Firstly, it's been announced the winner will scoop a major record deal with Polydor Records - home to Take That, Ellie Goulding and The 1975.

ITV aren't wasting any time - with auditions starting on 15 June. These are the pre-audition auditions, of course - the ones in front of bored researchers rather than the main four coaches.

Undiscovered singers who want their UK Voice to be heard have been invited to apply through ITV's website. The network said all musical styles are welcome to apply, either as soloists or duos.

Unfortunately, the ban on groups of three or more means we won't be able to apply as The Entertainment Live Pagers, the band we all perform as at weekends, but Helen in the office was more keen on a solo career anyway.

The most recent series of The Voice UK was won by Liberty X alumnus Kevin Simm. Here he is jumping around in the air between some ropes which have caught fire:

Kevin Simm

The audition tour will take in the following venues, with successful singers going one step further towards auditioning for the coaches during the blind auditions, which will be recorded later in the year:

Cardiff - 15 June

Birmingham - 18 June

London - 21 - 22 June, 2 - 3 and 6 July

Manchester - 25 - 27 June

Belfast - 29 June

Glasgow - 9 July

Walking Dead stars get funny for money

Yesterday was Red Nose Day in the US and much like our own version, a host of celebrities made fun of themselves and "got silly" to help raise money for disadvantaged children.

Unlike our Comic Relief night, the US show only lasts two hours - but they manage to cram a lot in, including this clip of the cast of The Walking Dead spoofing themselves for a sillier version of the zombie drama.

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Stories by children about the perils of reality TV judging, dementia and a bloodthirsty pig are among the winners of this year's 500 Words.

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Clean Bandit debut new track with X Factor winner Louisa

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They teased us about it yesterday, and now Clean Bandit have revealed the first track from their forthcoming new album - it's called Tears and features X Factor champion Louisa Johnson. 

It's the reality star's first release since her winner's single Forever Young made the top ten just before Christmas.

The track is available to buy or stream now but here's a teaser from YouTube... 

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It's also just been confirmed they'll be performing it live for the first time during the Britain's Got Talent final on ITV tomorrow night at 19:30 BST.

Groundhog Day actress Angela Paton dies aged 86

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Some sad news being reported this morning - actress Angela Paton, who appeared in Groundhog Day, has died at the age of 86.

Her nephew George Woolf said she died yesterday in Oakland, California, where she had been in hospice care after a recent heart attack.

Paton played Mrs Lancaster in the 1993 film, the kind elderly lady who ran the hotel where Bill Murray's character was staying, asking him every morning how long he would be staying.

She had 91 film and television credits in total, nearly all of them after she was in her late 50s - including The Wedding Singer and 1997's Lolita.

She also founded a theatre in Berkley, and had a long stage career before moving into film and TV. She most recently appeared in a 2012 run of Harvey on Broadway.

American Psycho given the chop on Broadway

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Bad news for the musical version of American Psycho - it's going to close at the end of next week after just 81 performances.

The adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel struggled with attracting audiences, never making more than $600,000 (£409,000) a week - despite the potential to make $1m (£628,000) with a full house.

The show ends a week before the Tony Awards, where it has been nominated for best sets and best lighting in the musical categories.

According to Deadline, it will close at a total loss of the estimated $14m (£9.6m) investment it cost to stage. Ouch.

Calvin Harris cancels shows as he's 'still recovering' from crash

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris has been forced to pull out of two more shows in the US as he's "still recovering" from injuries he suffered in a car crash a week ago. 

He was take to hospital after the "serious" accident in Los Angeles on 20 May, in which a VW Beetle collided with the Cadillac he was a passenger in, in Coldwater Canyon, near Beverley Hills. 

In a Facebook post 'Calvin HQ' said the Scottish DJ - whose real name is Adam Wiles - had "asked us to pass on his apologies to everyone who was due to attend the shows and hopes to be back to his normal schedule soon."

The DJ - who had previously cancelled another two shows - later tweeted his own apologies: 

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Last Britain's Got Talent finalists decided

After a week of semi-finals, the last two finalists for this year's Britain's Got Talent have been revealed.

Last night saw impressionist Craig Ball win the overall public vote and 14-year-old singer Jasmine Elcock was the judges' pick to go through, sending dancing dog act, Trip Hazard, home.

If you think Ball's rendition of Hello while sung in cartoon voices seems a bit familiar, it may be because you saw our live page on Thursday, when we showed you US impersonator Brian Hull singing the same song.

Hull's version of the song, sung in Disney voices, went viral last week and the similarity of Ball's act did not go unnoticed on Twitter.  

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Other people noticed a similarity to another US voice artist - Mikey Bolts - who also posted a video of himself singing Hello in cartoon voices back in December.

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But Bolts doesn't seem too bothered by the Britain's Got Talent finalist - he's even suggested a voice-off with Ball.

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Exeter gears up for Radio 1's Big Weekend

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If you've been listening to Radio 1 over the past few months, you might have noticed them mentioning their annual Big Weekend festival roughly once every four minutes.

Well the big Big Weekend weekend is finally here - and this year, the station is heading to Exeter.

It's a city that headliners Coldplay know well - the city counts Chris Martin (pictured) as one of its most famous sons.

But it will be a first trip to the west country for the likes of The Weeknd, Twenty-One Pilots and Tame Impala.

Fifty-thousand people are expected at Powderham Castle, in the city over the weekend.

Mumford and Sons, Wolf Alice, Skepta are also playing at Europe's biggest free ticketed festival.

Our chums over at Newsbeat have done this quite interesting article about things Exeter is famous for. 

Did you know, for example, that JK Rowling went to university there and many of the locations in Harry Potter are based on locations in Exeter? Oh, you did. Well, there are other things too, so have a read.

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Genevieve Hassan

Entertainment reporter

Are you looking forward to the Britain's Got Talent final tomorrow? Planning a Bank Holiday weekend of boxset watching? 

Get in touch and let us know via the usual channels - you can tweet @BBCNewsEnts or send an email to and we may publish your comments on this very page. Fame will be yours at at last and people will ask for your autograph in the street.

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Steven McIntosh

Entertainment Reporter

Few people would disagree that Fridays are awesome. For many, it marks the end of the working week and means the weekend is within touching distance.

But this Friday is particularly special. Not only are we on the cusp of a bank holiday weekend, not only does BBC Radio 2's 500 Words competition reach its climax... but today marks the release of the Fifth Harmony album. (Come on now, we know you're excited.)

It's going to be a busy old day with lots to keep us going. Why not make yourself a cup of tea (milk and two sugars for us, if that's alright) and get ready for all the news from the world of music, art, film and TV. 

Before we get started, here are our favourite songs about Friday:

- Friday by Rebecca Black (obviously)

- Last Friday Night by Katy Perry

- Friday's Child by Will Young

- Miami by Will Smith (This song has nothing whatsoever to do with Fridays but what a tune)

Stay with us and we'll get started.