Shylock lives it up in Las Vegas
The actor Sir Patrick Stewart has declared his wish to be allowed an assisted death, and has become a patron of Dignity in Dying, the group campaigning for a change in the law on assisted suicide.
A new touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream set in a film studio quotes Popeye's "Spinach Song", a snippet of Bellini's "Casta Diva" and The Clovers' "Love Potion No 9".
Broadway is being crippled by an attendance crisis that is forcing many productions to close early, according to the actor Sir Patrick Stewart.
Sir Ian McKellen was crowned the Empire Icon for his long and varied film career at the Jameson Empire Awards 2010.
From boat paintings on the Tamar to Godot in London, here's the pick of the bunch
This Star Trek prequel, directed by J J Abrams (Lost, Alias), has a host of young actors filling in for Shatner, Nimoy, et al.
The new prequel is the latest attempt to revive a money-spinning film franchise
Plenty of fresh enterprise
Banter, bitching and brilliance
He was the creative genius behind 'Lost' – and now he has breathed new life into what had become a creaking sci-fi franchise
The trailer begins with a motorbike speeding across a deserted plain at dusk. The young man riding it rolls moodily to a halt. You can tell he's moody because he has a beat-up leather jacket and a bloody nose. And because he's riding a motorbike. Cut: to a bar fight. BANG! Biff! Pow! Cut: now the moody young man with the bloody nose is being given a stern, post-brawl talking-to by some old dude, and the stirring score is starting up.
Alexander Courage worked in film and television through five decades, but his best-known work was the theme tune to Star Trek. The astonishingly protean orchestrator could equally be said to be the distinctive "voice" of MGM musicals, as well as of composers as various as John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith.