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By Genevieve Hassan and Mark Savage

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  1. That's all folks!

    Genevieve Hassan

    Entertainment reporter

    Our time is up for the day, thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning from 08:30 BST to ease you into the weekend.

    As we're talking about Celebrity Masterchef, Magic Mike star Channing Tatum should clearly apply to be on the show to share the recipe for his perfect sandwich. The star took part in a live Q&A on Reddit yesterday where he revealed his dream snack. We're not sure what John Torode would make of it though...

    Channing Tatum message
  2. Celebrity Masterchef returns

    It's that time of year again when celebrities put on their aprons and show off their cooking prowess through three challenges. Oh no, that's Celebrity Bake-Off.

    Expanding beyond the world of baked goods, Celebrity Masterchef returns tonight for a new 12-part series which will see 20 stars trying to impress chef John Torode and former greengrocer Gregg Wallace.

    The first episode will see the hopefuls cook in a restaurant kitchen and make a two-course meal.

    Here's a look at tonight's "chefs" (left to right) - TV presenter Yvette Fielding, actress Patricia Potter, The One and Only Chesney Hawkes, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and actress Sheree Murphy.

    Celebrity Masterchef contestants
  3. Run for it Marty!

    Back to the Future

    Power up your flux capacitors. Believe it or not, Back to the Future is 30 years old - where has the time gone? Backwards in the case of the ever ageless Michael J Fox it would seem.

    To mark the 30th anniversary of its release, London's Royal Albert Hall is hosting a special screening of the film, with the score played live on stage by a concert orchestra.

    Fans of the film will be excited to hear the film's composer, Alan Silvestri, has agreed to share 15 minutes worth of new music specially for the event.

    Back to the Future Live will take place on 4 July but if you can't wait that long and want a Marty McFly fix before then, a DeLorean will be parked outside the Royal Albert Hall on Monday if you want to take a selfie.

  4. Final Robin Williams trailer released

    The trailer for Boulevard, in which Robin Williams made his final on-screen appearance, has just been released.

    The movie stars Williams as a middle-aged married man who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality after falling in love with a gay prostitute.

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    Before his death, Williams described Boulevard as a "beautiful, sad movie" that was "powerful to do".

    It comes out in the US on 10 July, but has yet to secure a release date in the UK.

  5. Grey: The reviews are in

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Less than 24 hours after it was published, critics have had their say on EL James's new novel, Grey.

    The book re-tells the events of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of its antagonist, Christian Grey, offering a fresh take on the erotic thriller.

    "Such vanity, such rapturous self-regard," says David Sexton (no, honestly) in the Evening Standard.

    "Grey loyally repeats every line of spoken dialogue from the original Fifty Shades, every excruciating email: Every single scene happens exactly as it did the first time around."

    The Guardian's Jenny Colgan was a fan of the original - "a rather fun and fairly mild portrait of a woman's sexual fantasy".

    But, she says, "it is almost impossible to read Grey and not assume the narrator is going to end up in jail.

    "Instead of light-hearted and repetitive mild S&M, the "love affair" is now the twisted work of an utter psychopath."

    The Mirror's Francesca Cookney is more forgiving, saying fans of Mr Grey "will be pleased to discover he's no less complex than he seems, battling insecurities and terrified of his own feelings".

    But "the writing is bad throughout," says Bryony Gordon in the Telegraph.

    "How often do Ana's cheeks flush pink? How many times does she make him feel 10 feet tall? And he really should go and see someone about all that prickling his scalp does."

  6. Stevie Wonder to play Olympic ceremony

    Stevie Wonder

    Superstitious soul superstar Stevie Wonder is set to serenade the Special Olympics [that's quite enough - alliteration ed].

    The singer will be joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Avril Lavigne and Cody Simpson for the opening ceremony of the games in Los Angeles next month.

    Simpson will play the games' anthem, Reach Up LA, along with the band OAR and two athletes.

    This year's Special Olympics World Games features 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in a variety of sporting events.

    "I am touched to be a part of this celebration of determination, courage, joy and skill," Wonder wrote in a statement.

    "Throughout my own journey of overcoming the odds, it's truly an inspiring moment to join these incredible athletes as they come to Los Angeles to compete and accomplish so many victories."

  7. Two in the Terry-Thomas, please

    Neil Smith

    Arts reporter

    The unloved multiplex squirreled away in the upper corner of London's Trocadero building has been reborn as a spanking "cathedral of cinema" its operators promise will bring "glamour and opulence" to Piccadilly Circus.

    Picturehouse Central opens on Friday with a new ground-floor entrance, a dramatic foyer and seven refurbished screens named after such screen giants as Sigourney Weaver, critic Pauline Kael and Terry-Thomas, the archetypal cad.

    A tour of the cinema last week revealed a spectacular staircase straight out of Sunset Boulevard, intricate murals by illustrator Patrick Vale and comfy reclining seats we can well imagine nodding off in if the movie's not up to scratch.

    The Sundance London festival has already bagged the cinema as its new home when it returns next year. Here are some snaps of the cinema's interior.

    Picturehouse Central
    Picturehouse Central
    Picturehouse Central
    Picturehouse Central
  8. Who would live in a house like this?

    The Fishing Hut, a private timber-framed fishermens' retreat in Hampshire, by Niall Mclaughlin Architects

    The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the 37 best buildings of 2015.

    Among the winners are a whisky distillery in Scotland, Manchester's Whitworth gallery and a fishing hut in Hampshire (pictured above).

    The shortlist for this year's Stirling Prize will be drawn from the 37 award-winning buildings.

    Take a look at a selection of the winners here.

  9. Kapoor sculpture vandalised

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    Vandals have sprayed yellow paint onto a controversial Anish Kapoor sculpture which had just gone on display in the gardens of France's Palace of Versailles. 

    The 60-metre steel tube (it looks a bit like an ear trumpet) was called "dirty" and "gross" by critics, after Kapoor was quoted as saying it signified "the vagina of the queen who took power" - Versailles was the home of Marie Antoinette, the 18th Century queen of France. 

    The vandalism was discovered on Wednesday morning, and the work is currently being cleaned. 

    Kapoor called the incident "a tragedy" and said the vandals represented "a small fraction of people who have been told that any creative act is an endangerment of a sacred past, revered to the extreme."

    Speaking to Le Figaro , the artist stressed he had never used the word "queen" to refer to the subject of the sculpture, and claimed he had been mis-quoted.

  10. Alan Rickman on helium

    Alan Rickman's languorous drawl is one of the most recognisable sounds in Hollywood. But what happens when he takes a lungful of helium?

    Jimmy Fallon found out last night when the actor turned up to his chat show clutching a couple of balloons.

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    We're duty-bound to point out that inhaling helium can be seriously detrimental to your health. Don't do it at home.

  11. Culture committee chair selected

    Jesse Norman

    Conservative MP Jesse Norman, who plays trumpet in the parliamentary jazz band, has been selected to chair the influential Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

    The committee scrutinises the UK media and will be key to deciding the future of the BBC as it approaches charter renewal next year.

    Norman, the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, replaces John Whittingdale, who was appointed culture secretary after last month's general election.

    A director of the Hay Festival and a trustee of London performing arts space the Roundhouse, which was founded by his father, he has said in Parliament he wants to "support the tradition of public service broadcasting" as one of a number of MPs who "feel very warmly" towards the BBC.

    But he has also pledged to examine the BBC's spending in the Midlands, amid a vocal campaign for the licence fee to be used to support local press.

    "There is an issue here. It needs proper public consideration and I have already drawn attention to that in the pitch I have made," Norman told the Birmingham Post.

  12. First Peanuts Movie trailer

    Can you believe Charlie Brown is 68 years old? He may be bald, but the ever youthful-looking character and his friends have finally been given a 3D makeover and brought into the 21st Century with a new film.

    After a clip was teased earlier this year, a full trailer has now been released. It features music you would typically expect of Charlie Brown - The Who's Baba O'Reily and The Gypsy Kings' Bamboleo. 

    The Peanuts Movie will be released in the UK on 21 December - handily just in time for the Christmas holidays.

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  13. Ashton Kutcher goes to Netflix


    Ashton Kutcher

    After the cancellation of Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher has landed himself a new sitcom on Netflix.

    The Ranch is set on a Colorado ranch (natch), with Kutcher's character returning home after a brief American football career to run the family business with his brother, played by Danny Masterson.

    Kutcher and Masterson previously worked together on That 70's Show, while the Netflix series will be overseen by Two and a Half Men show runners Don Reo and Jim Patterson.

    Deadline Hollywood has the exclusive.

  14. Ripped from the headlines

    Everything Everything

    Everything Everything's frontman Jonathan Higgs is an unusual pop star - thoughtful, articulate and unusually sensitive to the world around him.

    Last year, he suffered a personal crisis after taxi driver Alan Henning, who lived near him in Salford, was killed by Islamic State militants in Syria.

    "It really tore me up," the singer tells the BBC. "Any way I looked at it, I couldn't make sense of it. I tried my hardest and got very embroiled in it."

    All the anger and confusion informed the band's new album, Get To Heaven - which isn't nearly as macabre as the subject matter suggests.

    Read the interview.

  15. Arnold Schwarzenegger pranks fans

    Movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger has given Terminator fans the fright of their lives - by posing as his own waxwork in Madame Tussaud's then coming to life.

    The hidden camera stunt, which took place in Hollywood, was all in aid of the After-School All-Stars charity .

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    Meanwhile, Arnie was spotted in London yesterday riding a Boris bike. Something which he's had a lot of fun with on Twitter.

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  16. The 39 Steps to close

    The 39 Steps

    West End play The 39 Steps is to close on 5 September after nine years at the Criterion Theatre.

    Based on John Buchan's 1914 spy thriller, the play features four actor playing 139 roles across its 100-minute duration.

    By the time the show ends, it will have racked up the fifth highest number of performances of any play in West End history.

  17. Supernatural activity

    Speaking of Ghostbusters - holding a jar of slime, director Paul Feig has announced filming has commenced on the reboot.

    Whatever you do, Paul, don't cross the streams.

  18. Emma Stone turned down Ghostbusters

    Wall Street Journal

    Emma Stone

    Emma Stone says she turned down a role in the new, all-female reboot of Ghostbusters after being stung by her experiences on The Amazing Spider-Man.

    "The script was really funny," she says. "It just didn't feel like the right time for me.

    "A franchise is a big commitment - it's a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water."

    The actress, who stars in Woody Allen's forthcoming film Irrational Man, added she could be tempted back to a tentpole movie if she got to play a crazy, dangerous villain.

    "That would be amazing," she says. "I would love that."

    Read more.

  19. ITV commissions Prime Suspect prequel

    Lynda La Plante

    Lynda La Plante's been talking about a prequel to Prime Suspect for years - but now it's finally a reality.

    Tennison, a six-part drama, has been commissioned by ITV, and follows the young Jayne Tennison at the start of her career in 1970s London.

    Speaking to the BBC last year, La Plante said the series was spawned when a fan asked her about the detective's background, "and I said, truthfully, I don't know."

    That set her thinking, where did that "cold, rather ruthless woman" come from?

    "Now I've taken her back to coming out of the academy, aged 20, and she's going into the thick of it. She's going into Hackney police station, where the Richardson gangs were, the Krays were. The vast amount of criminality at that time is absolutely riveting."

    ITV has yet to decide which actress will inhabit the role first made famous by Dame Helen Mirren.

  20. Kanye rocks up at E3

    Kanye West is clearly quite relaxed about his headline set at Glastonbury next week, as he spent all day yesterday playing video games.

    The rapper visited the E3 games conference, where he was spotted playing Uncharted 4, Halo 5 and Minecraft. 

    Other delegates were suitably star-struck.

  21. Song Foo

    Colin Paterson

    Entertainment correspondent

    Damon Albarn of Blur

    Expect to see a few Foo Fighters t-shirts at Blur's Hyde Park gig this Saturday.

    The box office noticed a large spike in ticket sales immediately after the cancellation of the Foos' Wembley Stadium show, which was scheduled for that same day.

    Dave Grohl's broken leg meant thousands of music fans had travel and hotel rooms booked, with nothing to do and the money from ticket refunds to spend. Blur are the happy beneficiaries.

    As for Dave Grohl, apparently he's recuperating in a hired Park Lane apartment which overlooks Hyde Park, so at least he might be able to hear the gig.

  22. Top Gear audition details

    Chris Evans

    Speaking on his Radio 2 show, Chris Evans gave more details about the open auditions for a new Top Gear host.

    Entries will be accepted from tomorrow, via a website which is being built "right now". The videos must meet the following criteria.

    • You must be over 16.
    • Entrants should talk direct to camera.
    • Videos should be shot "from the waist up".
    • Cars should not feature in the video.
    • No stunts.
    • No gimmicks.
    • You must be knowledgeable about cars "because Top Gear has to have an authenticity".
    • The video must be no longer than 30 seconds. "If it is, we won't watch it."

    Evans added there was "no guarantee we're definitely going to have a current member of the public hosting the show".

    "It will only happen if that person is suitable and any good."

  23. Grey: The live tweets

    Author Rebecca Chance - who has her own line of "bonkbusters" (Divas, Bad Girls) - has been up all night checking out the competition.

    She live-tweeted her thoughts and her favourite passages from EL James's Grey, as she pored over the novel's 576 pages.

    Some spoilers follow.

  24. 90210 movie gets the go ahead

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Cast of Beverly Hills 90210 in 2006

    If you were a teenager in the 1990s, you probably lived for watching the spoiled teens (played by 20-somethings) and their problems in Beverly Hills 90210.

    Following on from the "unofficial" Saved By the Bell film, Lifetime has now given the green light to The Unauthorised Beverly Hills 90210 Story.

    The film will tell the behind the scenes story of the show's first four seasons - particularly the drama between cast members and producers both on and off set.

    90210 made stars of its cast including Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty - who famously left the show after rumoured tensions behind the scenes.

    Hopefully this film will dish all the dirt.

    Read the full story.

  25. Xtra Factor hosts announced

    Rochelle and Melvin

    Pop star Rochelle Hume and Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom have been announced as the new hosts of ITV2's The Xtra Factor.

    Their appointment completes the line-up of the TV talent show, just three weeks before the live arena auditions begin.

    Rochelle said she was "beyond excited", while Melvin described himself as a "massive fan of the show".

  26. Muse reign over US album chart



    Brit rockers Muse have topped the US Billboard chart for the first time with their latest album, Drones.

    It's only taken them seven attempts - their last album, 2012's The 2nd Law, peaked at number two, with 2009's The Resistance reaching number three.

    Drones sold 84,000 "units" over the past week - made up of physical album sales, track streaming and digital sales. But most of it was driven by traditional sales, with 79,000 copies sold.

    Muse replaced Florence and The Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful at the top spot.

    Unbelievably, it's the first time in the US album chart's history there have been back-to-back number one new entries from British acts.

    Read the full story.

  27. Paul Nicholas heads to Walford

    Just Good Friends

    Just Good Friends star Paul Nicholas is to join the cast of EastEnders.

    The 1980s star will play Kathy Beale's estranged husband Gavin Sullivan in the soap and appear on screens later this year.

    "I am delighted to be joining the wonderful cast of EastEnders for what is going to be an exciting time ahead," he said. "I can't wait to get started and seeing what's in store for my character."

    Read more on this story.

  28. Here is (part of) a new Janet Jackson song

    Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson has treated fans to her first new music in five years.

    An untitled track from her forthcoming album, Unbreakable, appeared on her Twitter feed on Wednesday.

    It's only 43 seconds long - and sounds more like an interlude than a fully-fledged song - but it puts the singer's voice at the foreground as she delivers a thank-you message to her fans.

    Quote Message: I lived through my mistakes / It's just a part of growing / And never for a single moment did I ever go without your love / You made me feel wanted / I wanna tell you how important you are to me.

    Listen below.

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  29. Evans clarifies co-host comments

    Chris Evans

    Chris Evans has clarified comments he'd have a female co-presenter when Top Gear returns next year.

    Speaking on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show, he said:

    "It was quoted in the papers... that I said yesterday there would definitely be a female co-presenter.

    "There'll definitely be a female presence on the show and that could well be a co-presenter. It could be two. It could be no co-presenters and film reporter or a driver."

    He also appealed for fans to submit audition tapes, stressing the format of the show was a "blank canvas" now the original presenters had left.

  30. Melissa Rivers joins Fashion Police


    Joan and Melissa Rivers

    Melissa Rivers is to take over her mother's role on TV show Fashion Police.

    The future of the E! programme - which casts a catty eye over celebrities' red carpet outfits - has been in flux since Joan Rivers' death last year.

    Kathy Griffin, the comedienne's initial replacement, walked away after one series, while co-host Kelly Osbourne did the same.

    Their exit came after the show's Oscars episode in February, in which reality TV star Giuliana Rancic said Disney actress Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocked hairstyle "smells like patchouli oil" or "weed," which was understood by some to be racially insensitive.

    Rancic, who has since apologised, returns for the new series alongside Brad Goreski, Melissa Rivers and weekly special guests.

    Read more.

  31. It's a very Grey day

    Grey cover

    If you are a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, no doubt you will be rushing to the shops to get your hands on the latest book, Grey, released today.

    Re-telling the first instalment from the point of view of its male protagonist, we learn Christian Grey thinks lover Anastasia Steele is "a whirl of long chestnut hair, pale limbs and brown boots" the first time he meets her - as well as the other inappropriate things in the depths of his mind.

    Kindle readers were treated to the novel early this morning and many stayed up all night to get their Christian fix.

    We'll bring you reviews as they trickle in, along with reaction from bleary-eyed fans. And do let us know your thoughts too if you're reading it.

  32. BBC boss puts brakes on Evans' female co-host

    Chris Evans

    Yesterday, Chris Evans announced there would "100%" be a female co-host when he takes over Top Gear.

    Not so fast, came the reply from his new boss, Kim Shillinglaw.

    The BBC Two controller said there will be "no gender diktats" on the show, while admitting the issue was "really interesting".

    "It has always been a very male world hasn't it?" she told Steve Hewlett on Radio 4's The Media Show.

    "I think it's a part of thinking about how we could do things differently, to get a lot more spontaneity into the show. What I would say is, it will be about what's right for the show."

    Jodie Kidd and Suzi Perry (pictured below) are the bookies' favourites to present the motoring show, alongside the likes of Guy Martin, Philip Glenister and Dermot O'Leary.

    Jodie Kidd and Suzi Perry
  33. Good morning!

    Genevieve Hassan

    Entertainment reporter

    Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment and arts medicine.

    After a hectic 24 hours of Top Gear and Glastonbury news, who knows what today will bring... Probably more Top Gear and Glastonbury news, but we're sure there'll be lots more besides.

    So stick around with us all day for the latest updates.