Jess Denham

Jess Denham reports on Arts + Entertainment for The Independent website

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A still from 'The Interview' starring Seth Rogan (right) and James Franco

The Interview: Sony Pictures beefs up premiere security and bans journalists after hack

James Franco and Seth Rogen's Kim Jong-un comedy has angered North Korea

Sam Smith is one of the favourites to take home a trophy at the first BBC Music Awards

BBC Music Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith among Song of the Year nominees

Clean Bandit and Ella Henderson are also among the shortlisted artists

Mark, Katie and Sanjay in The Apprentice boardroom

The Apprentice result: Lord Sugar fires Katie Bulmer-Cooke and Sanjay Sood-Smith

The pair were sacked by Lord Sugar after failing in the puddings task

Mark Ronson has had two UK number two singles but never a number one...yet

Uptown Funk: Mark Ronson on track for first number one after Fleur East's X Factor rendition

The song's release was brought forward by five weeks after Fleur's performance

Talented potters are invited to apply for new BBC Two show Britain's Best Potter by 4 January

Britain's Best Potter in pipeline for 2015 from Great British Bake Off team

Applications are welcomed from artists who 'live and breathe pottery'

The Eye of Sauron in The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit Eye of Sauron art installation scrapped in Moscow after Russian Orthodox Church attack

Designers wanted to project a 3D light show from the top of a skyscraper in honour of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies release

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne did not watch Benedict Cumberbatch play Stephen Hawking before The Theory of Everything

Both actors have now portrayed the physicist on screen to widespread acclaim

Joey Essex, Sally Bercow and Dom Parker will be hitting the slopes for series 2 of The Jump

The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Sally Bercow and Gogglebox's Dom Parker join show

Davina McCall is returning to host series two of the high-risk Channel 4 contest

Outkast performed a series of comeback shows in the summer of 2014

OutKast star Andre 3000 hated reunion shows: 'I felt like a sell-out'

The rapper wore custom jumpsuits in an effort to add something fresh

Olaf, the slapstick snowman, is one of many beloved 'Frozen' characters

Frozen sequel Frozen Fever to debut before Cinderella next year

The short film follow-up will premiere in cinemas in March 2015

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