Disney buys Lucasfilm, the company behind Star Wars, from George Lucas for $4.05bn (£2.5bn) and will release a seventh Star Wars film in 2015.
Sadler’s Wells chief executive Alistair Spalding says plans to leave dance out of the curriculum for the new EBacc qualifications will be „deeply damaging” to the art form.
The website for talent show So You Think You Can Dance breached accuracy guidelines in stating a contestant came fourth when she had in fact come third, the BBC’s Editorial Standards Committee rules.
An ex-hospital porter in Leeds says that Jimmy Savile was regularly handed a key to a building there when he arrived with teenage girls.
Veteran British artist Bridget Riley becomes the first woman to receive the Sikkens Prize, a prestigious Dutch art award that recognises the use of colour.
Scottish musician Edwyn Collins is honoured for his contribution to the music industry at the Association of Independent Music Awards, seven years after he almost died from a brain haemorrhage.
The star of Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit backs the film after criticism from fans about how it looks in 3D.
Papers from the private collection of poet Cecil Day-Lewis are donated to Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries by actor son Daniel and daughter Tamasin.
New 007 movie Skyfall tops the UK box office with this year’s biggest opening weekend of £20.1m, according to figures from film company Sony Pictures.
Chicago-born singer-songwriter Terry Callier, who collaborated with Massive Attack and Beth Orton, dies at the age of 67.
Actress Imelda Staunton is among the winners at the Theatre Awards UK, taking best performance in a musical for her role as Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd.
A former BBC governor and Children in Need chief says he had suspicions about Jimmy Savile and would not allow him any involvement with the charity.
Penguin and Random House, which are merging to form one of the world’s biggest publishers, are confident of regulatory approval but will sell „bits and pieces” if necessary.
Hit shows such as Evita and the Lion King, and New York film premieres, are on hold as the city comes to a standstill in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
Gangsta Granny by comedian David Walliams is nominated for this year’s Red House Children’s Book Award, along with previous winner Sophie McKenzie.
The River, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Jez Butterworth’s smash hit play Jerusalem, receives rave reviews from UK theatre critics.
The US band cancel all commitments until March 2013, as front man Billie Joe Armstrong continues to get help for substance abuse.
An inquiry is to begin into the culture and practices at the BBC during the years of alleged sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile.