Adam Sherwin

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

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Lucian Freud's fortune was worth £96 million

Lucian Freud's son fails in High Court battle over artist's £42m secret trust

The painter, who had 14 children, left none of them any money

West End audiences outstripped those on New York’s Broadway by 20 per cent, a new report claims

Best in showbiz: West End wipes the floor with Broadway

The roof might be falling in at some venerable venues but London has supplanted New York as the most significant theatre capital in the world, a new report claims.

Rock band Led Zeppelin in the early 1970s

Led Zeppelin to release alternative Stairway To Heaven after 43 years

Guitarist Jimmy Page rescued the 'fabled' mix from the vaults

Carly Smallman received vicious tweets about her size and looks

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Being called a fat whale is part of my act, says comedian Carly Smallman

Comic will have the last laugh after abuse by Twitter trolls inspired her new show about feminism
Bella, Edward and Jacob - 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'

Twilight-based fan fiction promised the same literary success as 50 Shades of Grey

The English teacher from Chorley has just agreed a series of international publishing deals for A Pound of Flesh

The Tour de France peloton rides over a bridge on the Grinton Moor, Yorkshire, earlier this month

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country

The four-volume Bibliotheca has been designed to read like a 'great literary anthology'

Modernised 'readable' Bible raises nearly £330,000 on Kickstarter

The Bible is already the Good Book - but it could just be a much better one without its messy numberings and annotations, according to a designer who has raised $560,000 (£328,000) to produce a new “tidied-up” version.

Sir Ian McKellen calls for a living wage for actors

Star said actors deserve the same economic recognition as low-paid workers

Armando Iannucci, the creator of 'The Thick of It' says he has

British politics are now 'too bland' for good comedy, says Armando Iannucci

Iannucci is to concentrate on Veep, his hit HBO series following a hapless vice president played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins

Live at Edinburgh Castle: Holyrood MPs 'staggered' at lack of Scottish artists performing at Commonwealth Games curtain-raiser

The line up will ensure that the BBC concert does not become a vehicle for Scottish artists weighing in on the independence debate

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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Chosen to lead the women's wing of the ruling Zanu-PF, the wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding the 90-year old
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model of a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
She's dark, sarcastic, and bashes life in Nowheresville ... so how did Kacey Musgraves become country music's hottest new star?

Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
Aston Villa vs Hull match preview: Villa were not surprised that Ron Vlaar was a World Cup star

Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef ekes out his holiday in Italy with divine, simple salads

Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution