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Summary

  1. BBC to air Jeremy Clarkson's final Top Gear scenes
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron receives European premiere in London
  3. Family Guy to move to BBC Two

Live Reporting

By Genevieve Hassan and Kev Geoghegan

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks!

    Genevieve Hassan

    Entertainment reporter

    And with that we bring our live page to end. Thanks for joining us but be sure to return from 08:30 BST tomorrow for the latest news making headlines.

    We'll leave you with news that rock band Kiss are featuring in a full length animated Scooby-Doo! film. Yes, really.

    Rock & Rock Mystery sees the band team up with the Mystery Inc gang to investigate a series of strange hauntings at a Kiss theme park.

    Will rock save the day?

    Scooby-Doo! & Kiss: Rock & Roll Mystery Trailer

    Watch the trailer.

  2. Kanye is NOT amused

    @amyschumer

    US comedian Amy Schumer decided to play a prank at a event organised by Time magazine in New York by falling at the feet of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

    Did Kanye find it funny? What do you think?

    Twitter screengrab

    Well, we chuckled.

  3. Hide behind your sofa...

    Yesterday we brought you a glimpse of one of the new Doctor Who monsters.

    Today the team has teased image - this time showing director Ed Bazalgette with a "Block 3 monster".

    Looks like Tony Stark had something of an off-day.

    Get in touch if you are a Whovian and let us know what you think of it - tweet @BBCNewsEnts or email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

    Doctor Who image
  4. Switch off your TV set....

    E4 control room

    E4 is to be shut down on the day of the general election in a bid to encourage more young people to vote.

    Its regular schedule will be suspended from 07:00 BST, when polls open, to 19:00 BST, when the channel will return to normal with Hollyoaks.

    "Less than half of under-25s voted at the last election so we've engaged the most powerful weapon that we have at our disposal to try and boost that number - switching off their favourite TV channel for the day," Channel 4's Dan Brooke said.

    Read more on this story.

  5. ENO cuts prices

    ENO production

    The English National Opera has announced it is cutting ticket prices for its new season as it attempts to secure its financial future.

    The programme for the next year includes six new productions and five revivals, with 50% of all tickets reduced in price.

    Read more on this story.

  6. Hush hush

    BBC Newsbeat

    Radio 1 and 1Xtra

    Elizabeth Olsen

    Talk about secrecy - the cast of the Avengers: Age of Ultron say pages of the script had to be shredded every day on set to stop details of the new movie leaking and prevent hacks.

    Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch, said: "It was quite funny that we had to burn our pages for the day. They took it from our trailers and shredded it. It's pretty crazy."

    Read more on this story.

  7. #MuseumStairs

    It turns out today is Museum Stairs Day - celebrating the staircases of museums around the world. #MuseumStairs has been trending on Twitter as numerous institutions have been posting images of their offerings.

    Here's a selection of some stairs that caught our eye.

    London's Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum

    France's Musee National Gustave Moreau

    Musee National Gustave Moreau

    Russia's State Historical Museum

    State Historical Museum

    London's Bethlem Museum

    Bethlem Museum

    Russia's Vyatka Paleo Museum

    Russia's Vyatka Paleo Museum
  8. Sam Smith geeks out

    @samsmithworld

    Sam Smith is currently in tour in New Zealand, but he had a spare day off to visit Hobbiton, the film set where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were made.

    The singer posted images of himself on Instagram having a fanboy moment or two.

    Sam Smith
    Sam Smith
    Sam Smith
  9. My name is Tallulah

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Clare Grogan

    Gregory's Girl star and lead singer of Altered Images Clare Grogan has revealed she almost changed her name to Tallulah Gosh as a teenager as she thought her name was too ordinary.

    But after being warned off the change, she decided to name the character in her best-selling children's books after her alter ego instead.

    Listen to the full interview.

  10. Look but don't Tucci

    Stanley Tucci

    The Hunger Games star Stanley Tucci has been cast as the piano Cadenza in the new live-action Beauty and the Beast.

    A piano

    Ewan McGregor has also reportedly been cast as singing candlestick Lumiere, opposite Emma Watson as Belle.

    Cadenza is being described as a "neurotic maestro" and may not look like this beautiful piano above...

    The film is due for a 17 March 2017 release.

    Read more.

  11. Dynamo vs Zombies

    Generation of Z Apocalypse and Dynamo (right)

    Street magician Dynamo found himself surrounded by the undead at the press launch of a new immersive theatre event in London last night.

    Generation of Z: Apocalypse sees visitors plunged into a nightmarish scenario in which London is in the throes of a zombie plague.

    It involves plenty of gore, running around in the dark and very loud noises so it's not for the faint-hearted.

    Newsbeat went along for lessons on how to become one of the walking undead.

  12. "By Grabthar's hammer...

    Deadline

    Galaxy Quest

    "...by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged!"

    Cult sci-fi film Galaxy Quest could be on its way to the small screen.

    Deadline is reporting the original 1999 film's writer, director and producer are trying to adapt it for Paramount Television.

    The film, which starred Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver, followed the cast of a long cancelled Star Trek-style space TV show who are reluctantly tasked with saving an alien race who believe their TV show depicted the real-life adventures of the NSEA Protector.

    All you need to know is that it was very funny.

    Read more on this story.

  13. GZA talks RAP at MIT

    GZA

    GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan is to deliver a lecture to students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in May.

    It's part of the school's speaker series featuring hip-hop artists.

    According to the Boston Globe, GZA, known to his folks as plain ol' Gary Grice, will discuss his latest album, Dark Matter.

    Perhaps surprisingly, this isn't the Wu-Tang Clan's founding member's first address to MIT. In 2012, he spoke to students about freestyle rapping and chess.

  14. Jameela NOT Jamelia

    @jameelajamil

    Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil is fed up with people mistaking her for singer Jamelia who has angered people with her comments about clothes for plus sized women.

    Twitter screengrab
  15. Post update

    BBC Newsbeat

    Radio 1 and 1Xtra

    Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck has said he regrets asking a TV series profiling his family history to not include an ancestor who was a slave owner.

    "I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth," he wrote on Facebook.

    "I regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be included in the story."

    The issue came to light last week when Wikileaks published more than 30,000 documents obtained from the Sony hack last year.

    Read more on this story.

  16. Dr Zhivago musical 'drags'

    Reviews of a new Broadway musical production of Dr Zhivago are out and they haven't been kind.

    Tam Mutu in Dr Zhivago

    Vulture's review begins with the headline Doctor Zhivago Needs Intensive Care and gets worse.

    It goes on to slate "the authors and director, who together have turned Boris Pasternak's 700-page novel into a musical so aggressively awful it is almost sadistic".

    Variety is no kinder saying the production "seems to drag on for ages".

    "The echoes of "Les Miserables" are so intrusive," it continues, "that it takes a firm act of will to shake off impressions of 19th Century France and reset the mental clock for a later generation and a different country".

    The New York Times chips in with: "The verdict: Um, is it over yet?"

    It describes Doctor Zhivago as "a turgid throwback to the British invasion of Broadway in the 1980s".

    "If full-throated love ballads and thundering militaristic anthems, baggy plots, highly expositional dialogue and doomed romances are your cup of tea, fire up the samovar and give the show a try."

    Ouch...

  17. Katy Perry's Left Shark woes

    Billboard

    Katy Perry

    Following Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance in February, everyone was talking about the Left Shark - the background dancer who apparently forgot his dance routine.

    The singer has since tried to trademark the name Left Shark and a design of the character, however she's hit a stumbling block as the US Trademark Office has rejected the registration.

    It said the design "identifies only a particular character; it does not function as a service mark to identify and distinguish applicant's services from those of others and to indicate the source of applicant's services".

    In other words, not enough evidence has been submitted to prove consumers look at "Left Shark" and think of a Katy Perry's music performance.

    Perry's had more luck with the phrase registration, but she still needs to be more specific on the type of goods she is trying to market under the name.

    Read the full story.

  18. Parks and Rec star goes solo

    Aziz Ansari

    Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari has been given his own show on Netflix, according to reports.

    Ansari, who played the terminally confident "playa" and entrepreneur Tom Haverford, is apparently working on 10 half hour shows with Parks and Rec creator Michael Schur.

    The story is being kept under wraps.

    He previously recorded a live stand up show for the subscription service.

    Read more on this.

  19. Channel 4 'sorry' over croc meal

    The Sun

    Bear Grylls

    Channel 4 has apologised after a contestant taking part in The Island with Bear Grylls inadvertently killed and ate a protected crocodile.

    The men, who have been surviving on 300 calories a day, managed to capture and kill what they thought was a caiman, but was actually an endangered American crocodile.

    "This was a genuine and regrettable error," Channel 4 said in a statement.

    Read more (subscription site).

  20. A decade of YouTube

    Psy

    It has been 10 years since Jawed Karim uploaded Me at the zoo - the first ever video on the fledgling site YouTube.

    Today, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.

    Psy's Gangnam Style is still the most watched clip with more than 2.3 billion views.

    Watch BBC Click's report.

  21. Jerry Bruckheimer teases Pirates 5

    @BRUCKHEIMERJB

    Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has offered a first look at the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film - titled Dead Men Tell No Tales - which sees Johnny Depp return as Captain Jack Sparrow.

    Bruckheimer tweeted: "Captain Jack is back and we're not letting him go."

    Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  22. Towering presence

    Eiffel Tower

    The story of how the Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 as an entrance to the World Fair, overcame critics and controversy to become a symbol of Paris.

    Read more.

  23. Daredevil to return

    Daredevil

    The first series was released less than two weeks ago, but Netflix has already ordered a second season of Marvel's Daredevil.

    The superhero show, which stars British actor Charlie Cox as lawyer Matt Murdock by day, superhero by night, has proved popular with audiences and critics.

    The second series will premiere next year.

    Read Marvel's announcement.

  24. More Tidal trouble?

    The Guardian

    Jay Z

    Are there more turbulent times ahead for Tidal - Jay Z's newly launched music streaming service?

    Last week the company's chief executive officer, Andy Chen, left just weeks after the service's all-star launch - which saw the likes of Jay, Kanye, Madonna, Beyonce and Daft Punk share a stage.

    Now it appears Tidal has fallen out of the iPhone top 700 chart in the US.

    Not only that, it seems to have boosted the profile of its rivals including Spotify and Pandora.

    Read more on this.

  25. Jamelia 'plus size' row

    Jamelia

    Pop star Jamelia has apologised after finding herself at the centre of a row about plus sized clothes for women.

    She suggested on panel show Loose Women that clothes shops should not stock larger sizes and "facilitate people living an unhealthy lifestyle".

    She added: "In the same way I don't believe that a size zero should be available, it's not a healthy size for an average woman to be."

    She has now said: "I didn't make it clear on the show that I was talking about extremes, I was talking about above size 20 and below size six, those sizes being available en masse.

    "Knowing that I offended people really upset me. Knowing that I made people question themselves and their choices, it really did upset me. All I can do is apologise for that."

  26. RIP Tinkerbell

    Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell

    Paris Hilton's pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell has died at the grand old dog age of 14.

    The tiny pooch was made famous through her TV show The Simple Life.

    The devastated star said on Facebook: "I feel like I've lost a member of my family. She was such a special & incredible soul. We went through so much together. I can't believe she's gone."

    Bow wow old friend, bow wow...

  27. Family Guys moves to Two

    Family Guy

    Good news for Family Guy fans - BBC Two has confirmed it will take on Seth MacFarlane's animated comedy following the BBC's plans to move BBC Three online.

    The announcement was made as BBC Two revealed its upcoming season.

    New commissions include comedy Mum, starring Lesley Manville as a widow trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband; and Stag, which is described as a "darkly comic thriller", starring Peep Show's Jim Howick as a meek schoolteacher whose stag do goes very wrong.

    Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson will also return with a new show, Simply Nigella, "about food that makes our life easier, that makes us feel better, more alive and less stressed".

    And DJ Sara Cox is to present The Great British Pottery Throw Down - a new show that hopes to do for pottery what The Great British Bake Off did for cakes.

    Read more on this story.

  28. Consciously uncoupled: Now official.

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

    After the fairly glam sounding conscious uncoupling of 2013, Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay's Chris Martin are now going for the far-less glam sounding divorce.

    Paltrow has filed court papers citing irreconcilable differences for the breakup of her 11-year marriage to Coldplay frontman Martin.

    The divorce filing does not list any details about how the pair will divide their assets which, according to online reports, is worth a whopping $280m (£167m)

    Enough to keep them both in macro-biotic rice 'til the cows come home.

    Read more on this story.

  29. Avengers assemble in London

    The cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron descended on a London shopping centre last night for the European premiere of the superhero film.

    Here's a selection of images from the red carpet.

    Robert Downey Jr

    Robert Downey Jr does his best Iron Man pose.

    Mark Ruffalo

    Mark Ruffalo is trying not to get angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry...

    Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson

    Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson share an affectionate moment.

    Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth meets a mini Thor.

    Joss Whedon

    Director Joss Whedon turned up in a suit/trainer combo.

    The cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron

    The whole cast gather for a quick snap.

  30. Clarkson's final scenes to air

    Jeremy Clarkson

    We begin with news overnight that footage of Jeremy Clarkson taken during his last days on Top Gear will be screened later this year.

    BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw said the scenes would likely be broadcast this summer.

    Clarkson's contract was not renewed by the BBC following his 'fracas' with a Top Gear producer.

    Read more on this story.

  31. Get involved

    Kev Geoghegan

    Arts and entertainment reporter

    As ever, we'd like to hear what you have to say on today's news. Tweet @BBCNewsEnts or email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

  32. Good morning world

    Genevieve Hassan

    Entertainment reporter

    It's peak of the week Wednesday, which means only a couple of more days until the weekend. But until then, let us keep you entertained with the headlines making news today.

    If you missed what happened yesterday, take a look at Tuesday's live page.