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Judge rules in Bob Dylan’s favour in lawsuit over $300m sale of songs

New York judge rules Jacques Levy and his descendants are only entitled to compensation under a deal signed in 1975A judge in New York ruled in Bob Dylan’s favour on Friday in a lawsuit over profits from the $300m sale last year of the Nobel laureate’s...

First image revealed of Imelda Staunton as the Queen in The Crown

Actor best known for Vera Drake takes over from Olivia Colman for fifth series about the UK royal familyThe first image of Imelda Staunton in character as the Queen in season five of The Crown has been revealed.Staunton has taken over from the Golden G...

Has Ghostbusters: Afterlife forgotten it is supposed to be funny?

Teenagers take over in the latest reboot of the comedy franchise – but trailers suggest the mood will be more Stranger Things than laugh-out-loud slimefest. Are fans right to be spooked?Why is it so hard to keep fans of Ghostbusters happy? A good propo...

Hemingway ‘wannabes’ celebrate author with lookalike contest

Fans in Nobel prizewinner’s favourite haunt of Key West hold their 40th competition on his birthdayErnest Hemingway is survived as much by his macho mythology as he is by his writing. Hemingway was in two plane crashes in two days. Hemingway shot himse...

Blasphemy, violence and live turtles: 10 plays that shocked the world

A history of theatre’s most controversial moments, from Jerry Springer: The Opera to Sarah Kane’s ‘unrelenting’ BlastedSensationally ******, this musical take on the TV host was taken to court for blasphemy. Featuring tap-dancing members of the Ku Klux...