Adam Sherwin

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

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A scene from Aladdin is performed at the Tony Awards in New York in June

US falls for panto as Brit producer Lythgoe makes kids' musical comedy a Los Angeles hit

It’s taken 300 years for America to fall for panto’s thigh-slapping mix of slapstick humour and classic fairy tales. But the version which is now packing theatres in Los Angeles is a Disneyfied update, which swaps risqué humour for sanitised pop songs.

The promoter founded the festival in 2008

Hop Farm Festival founder Vince Power banned from hosting live music

Power was found to have held the annual music event without a licence

A scene from the video shows students mock rioting

School produces Hollywood-style leavers' video featuring playground 'gun massacre'

The final day at school used to be marked by a group photo and fond reminiscences. But one prestigious London school has turned the end-of-year celebrations into a Hollywood calling card with an epic YouTube video featuring spoofs of hit shows, and a boundary-pushing staging of a playground gun massacre.

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.

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