Adam Sherwin

Adam Sherwin is a News reporter who specialises in entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture stories.

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There has been a boom in ticket sales for female comics, according to an industry survey

Miranda Hart and Sarah Millican named highest-selling female comedians

Survey also reveals how much sex gags turn off Yorkshire audiences

Amal Alamuddin: Human rights lawyer's legal chambers upgrades website following George Clooney wedding

Doughty Street Chambers site received so many hits, it kept crashing

Katy B, Claudia Winkleman and Laura Mvula launch BBC Ten Pieces nationwide classical music drive

Stars will appear in new film that aims to inspire a love of classical music

We might know about cooking thanks to shows like 'Great British Bake Off' but 10 per cent of the British population still can’t cook a thing

Britain is a nation of skilled chefs but 1 in 10 can't cook, BBC Good Food survey finds

We might know our soggy bottoms from sunken savarins thanks to The Great British Bake Off but 10 per cent of the British population still can’t cook a thing, a YouGov survey has found.

Clothing items bearing the badge have become popular among music aficionados

Northern Soul fans win right to protect clenched fist logo from trademark

Northern Soul fans have won a battle to prevent the music scene’s famous “clenched fist” logo being trademarked by a shop in Manchester after persuading the copyright authorities that the movement’s symbols belong to all its participants.

Actors from The Lion King musical perform on-stage

The theatrical version of The Lion King has become the most lucrative entertainment event in history, but who is profiting?

The musical has been seen by an estimated 75 million people in 22 productions around the world

Sam Pepper, a former Big Brother contestant who specialises in comic monologues and hidden-camera pranks.

YouTube star Sam Pepper faces assault claims

The YouTube star, who has built a lucrative career as a web personality, has also been accused of exploiting his instant celebrity status

Comedian David Mitchell has accused Amazon of 'rapacious near-monopoly' over the books market

Comedian David Mitchell accuses Amazon of 'rapacious near-monopoly' over the books market

Comic attacks internet giant's tax situation

Alan Bennett has criticised the “repellent” reality shows which dominate our screens

Alan Bennett attacks 'repellent' reality TV shows - from Big Brother to The Big Allotment Challenge

Playwright does enjoy the work of spiky comedian Stewart Lee, he tells Radio Times

Pink Floyd new album: Band unveil cover art for first record in 20 years

Unknown 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin fills Storm Thorgerson's boots

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker